Driver Considered Flawed in Minibus Accident That Killed 7 People in Tekirdağ

Driver Original Was Considered Flawed in Minibus Accident Which Was Grave To 7 People in Tekirdağ
Driver Original Was Considered Flawed in Minibus Accident Which Was Grave To 7 People in Tekirdağ

An expert report on the accident in which 4 people lost their lives and 7 people were injured at the level crossing on September 6 in the Ergene district of Tekirdağ has emerged. According to the report, the driver who caused the accident was deemed to be at fault.

On September 4, in the Ergene district of Tekirdağ, at the level crossing, in the morning hours, 13 people were killed and 7 people were injured in the accident where the freight train and the worker service, in which there were 6 people, collided. A large-scale investigation was launched by the Çorlu Chief Public Prosecutor's Office regarding the incident. Prof. from Istanbul Technical University, Faculty of Civil Transport, Department of Transportation. Dr. Zübeyde Öztürk, Lecturer Dr. Adem Faik Iyinam and Lecturer Dr. An expert report on the catastrophic accident was prepared by the expert committee consisting of Nurbanu Çalışkan Özüer. In the report submitted to the Çorlu Chief Public Prosecutor's Office, it was noted that the driver of the vehicle, Bilal Küllü, did not follow the illuminated and audible "stop" instruction in the accident, and that he had to pass after making sure that the railway vehicle was not approaching, and that the security camera footage of the accident revealed the fault of the driver.

While taking statements from the drivers within the scope of the report, Ali Dinç, the second driver of the freight train, stated that the driver Abidin Yeşilmen lowered the speed of the train and made warnings with lights, sounds and horns, but during the transition, the minibus suddenly entered the railway from the right side through the barriers, the brake was made at that time, but the stopping distance. He said that the accident occurred because it was insufficient.

Drivers seen flawless

In his statement in the report, the first driver, Abidin Yeşilmen, stated that while the warnings are active and all vehicles are waiting, the minibus trying to go in the direction of Velimeşe crossed the barriers, the speed of the train he was driving was 60-65 kilometers per hour and that they had hit the minibus because they had passed the braking distance at the level crossing. In the evaluation made about the machinists in the report, “Corlu-Çerkezköy cruising in the direction of Kapıkule-Halkalı Considering the impact point and stopping distance of the freight train, the train speed and braking distance are appropriate, and there are no faults attributable to the drivers as there is no other precaution they can take to prevent the accident, since the drivers also warn with the siren when they approach the passage.

“When I opened my eyes, I realized that I had an accident”

Driver Bilal Küllü said in his statement, “Çerkezköy Since I saw the green light in the direction of the vehicle, I honked my horn to see why the vehicles in front of me stopped as well. I shifted into reverse gear and went over the right of the car and turned left. When I passed one of the barriers and reached the train track, I did not see the train. I did not see the light, I did not hear the warning sounds. When I opened my eyes, I realized that I had an accident.”
In the expert report prepared, the lawyers also said about the accident, “7 people died and 6 people were injured in the accident. The suspect driver is in a position to see and hear the train. Bilal K. has complained to the officials of the company he works for and the owners of the vehicle that the traffic rules are not followed, that he drives the vehicle quickly and that it endanger the traffic, but they are responsible for not dismissing them. Emphasis was placed on length. At the same time, the warning and warning signs in the region and the barrier arms in the area are present and in working condition, but the shortness of the barrier arms allows the vehicle to pass through the closed barrier and there is a protection system, but there is an inability to prevent it. It was pointed out that the minibus driver was at "essential" fault, and the local administration of the General Directorate of Highways was "subordinate" because the white lines at the scene were blurred.

Günceleme: 21/12/2021 11:35

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