The trial of 13 defendants in the high-speed train (YHT) accident in Ankara, in which 2018 people, 3 of which were engineers, died and 9 people were injured on 107 December 10, continued.
The defendants and their lawyers attended the hearing at the Ankara 30th High Criminal Court, as well as the defendants and some victims.
In accordance with the previous interim decision of the President of the Court, the documents in the case file were read, and then the statements of the complainants and victims were taken.
Complainant Ahmet Can Yılmaz, on the date of the incident kazanthat he was traveling in the second wagon of the high-speed train that took place, kazanHe stated that he did not have any information about what happened, and that he did not complain to anyone about the incident.
Habibe Koca Yerli is traveling in the third carriage. kazanHe stated that he was injured by the impact of the fire, his ribs were broken, and his lung was ruptured. The local said that he was complaining about the defendants.
The victim Tayfun Unal kazanHe said that he was traveling in the fifth wagon of the high-speed train that took place. Noting that he complained to the institution and the directors of the institution because of the incident, Ünal said, "I was injured on the right side of my face, on my left shoulder and on my knee. I carried the body of one of the drivers who died in the accident. I don't think the driver was at fault." said.
Bahadır Leventoğlu, who was heard as a witness at the hearing, said that he was working as an electrical and electronics engineer of TCDD on the date of the incident and that he went to the scene of the accident when he was called by phone while he was at his home.
Stating that he helped the teams while removing the wreck, Leventoğlu said:
“I showed the teams where the legal recording unit, the black box and the hard disks containing the camera records were located. I assisted in the confiscation process. KazanAt the time of the construction, I was preparing the work plans of the working machinists. According to the program I prepared, the drivers were learning at what time the speed train would make the trip. Accordingly, they were using the high-speed train. But I was not organizing the guide trains. Someone else was arranging it.”
After receiving the statements of other witnesses and complainants, the public prosecutor requested that the remaining complainants and witnesses be heard in the next hearing.
Announcing the interim decisions, the court board decided that some witnesses who did not attend this session would be heard in the other.
The trial will continue on February 18, 2021.
Source: Real Agenda