State Railways (DDY) Samsun Operations Manager Hasan Kokuroğlu about the unfortunate accident that Spor Toto Super League team Samsunspor experienced, said, “The driver of the bus that carries the Samsunspor group is not a stranger who does not know the road. He knew that he had to pay attention to the places where he would enter and exit, he had to look left and right while passing through the passage. Even the elementary school boy is looking to his left and right while passing by the train. ”
Kokuroğlu in the statement about the accident, the unfortunate accident themselves said that sad.
Expressing that the driver of the bus carrying the Samsunspor group is someone who knows the region well and therefore should behave more carefully, Kokuroğlu said, “The driver of the bus carrying the Samsunspor group is not a stranger who does not know the way. He knew that he had to pay attention to the places where he would enter and exit, he had to look left and right while passing through the passage. Even the elementary school boy looks to the right as he passes the train. He had to pass safely after making sure that the train did not arrive. ”
Expressing that they attach great importance to the safety of life and property as State Railways, Kokuroğlu said, “We have put railways under control in Samsun. Our biggest wish is that there is no loss of life, such events do not happen. We want our drivers to be careful about this. ”
The question asked why the barrier at the accident point is open during the passage of the train, Kokuroğlu, arguing that the level crossing at the scene is not under the responsibility of DDY, ”The municipality crossing level crossing belongs to Samsun Metropolitan Municipality. The officer who opened and closed the barrier is also the officer of Samsun Metropolitan Municipality. ”
-Samsun Metropolitan Municipality facade-
Samsun Metropolitan Municipality Secretary General Kenan Şara, Samsunspor his staff related to the accident, the municipality Kavsagi level crossroads in terms of responsibility in terms of responsibility between the Samsun Metropolitan Municipality is a topic discussed already, he said.
Şara who stated that the construction of the municipality of Kavakağı Level Crossing was opened for the transportation of the fishing shelter, said:
”Municipalities intersection is a subject that is already discussed in terms of responsibility between the level crossing DDY and Samsun Metropolitan Municipality. The reason for the opening of this passage was for the transportation of the fishermen's shelter construction. The fishermen's shelter construction activities were undertaken by the Ministry of Transport, Maritime Affairs and Communications, General Directorate of Infrastructure Investments (DLH). DDY wrote to us after this construction was completed. DDY sent a draft protocol for us to accept responsibility for the gate. We also wanted DDY to solve this problem with the fishermen's shelter because we do not need this passage, because they are the only means of access to the fishermen's shelter. Correspondence continued on this issue. We did not sign a protocol that the responsibility of this place belongs to the municipality. However, we constructed the level crossings barriers of the Municipalities Junction. We proposed an agreement on the condition that we provide the supervisor of the barrier. He did not accept this to DDY and asked the municipality to take full responsibility. We could not reach an agreement with DDY on this matter. Samsun Metropolitan Municipality has no legal responsibility since there is no protocol in this event. ”
Club President Kazım Gürol Yılmaz, on the other hand, said that they will be followers until the end of the issue as Samsunspor. Yılmaz ”This is not such a small issue. A city's team was in danger of extinction. No one should underestimate this issue. Our chauffeur friend driving our bus from Allah is a very careful person. Otherwise, there could have been a great disaster. The answer to why the level crossing was not closed during the train pass will be answered and those responsible will be revealed.
- The allegation that the machinist is alcoholic-
Yılmaz stated that they made an inquiry from the DDY Sivas Regional Directorate regarding the unfortunate accident and stated that they received the feeling that the machinist was alcoholic.
İsmail Hut, a board member of Samsunspor, said, “Our team survived a major disaster. We will not allow to be treated as if nothing has happened. Samsunspor community will be a follower of this issue. We will not let go of the job until we find the responsible. ” he spoke.
Meanwhile, the traffic crews going to the scene after the accident performed an alcohol inspection on the driver of the bus carrying the caravan with the machinist AP, it was determined that the machinist A.P was 0.55 promil alcoholic as a result of the test. It was learned that the report was sent to the relevant institution.