Two people were killed and four others injured in an accident on the Fatih Sultan Mehmet Bridge in İstanbul on Monday night when a driver lost control of his vehicle and entered a lane of oncoming traffic. The car first hit an intercity bus and then rolled and hit another vehicle in a second lane of oncoming traffic. The driver and his son were killed and his wife was injured in the accident.
In the early morning hours of Tuesday morning, eight soldiers were injured when a municipal bus rearended a military vehicle transporting soldiers in İstanbul’s Maltepe district. The injured were immediately taken to several hospitals, including the Gülhane Military Academy of Medicine (GATA), the Dr. Lütfi Kırdar Teaching and Research Hospital, the Fatih Sultan Mehmet Teaching and Research Hospital and the Haydarpaşa Teaching and Research Hospital, for medical care. The flow of traffic on the bridge was interrupted for a short period following the accident. Doctors have reported that the soldiers are in good condition. An investigation has been launched into the incident.
In another fatal accident on Tuesday, two people were killed in the central province of Niğde when a car ran into a truck on a highway in Ulukışla.
Forty-five people were injured when an intercity bus rammed the back of a truck on the Aksaray-Ankara highway in the central province of Aksaray. The wounded were taken to the Aksaray and Şereflikoçhisar state hospitals. Those injured remain in stable condition, according to reports. In the eastern province of Van, 17 people were injured when two minibuses collided on Tuesday. The injured were taken to various hospitals in Van.
Additional fatal accidents occurred in several other provinces. Two people were killed in an accident in Antalya, two others in an accident in Bursa and another two in Adıyaman. Single-fatality accidents occurred in each of Sivas, Burdur, Kayseri, Ankara, Adana, Samsun, İstanbul, Tekirdağ, Kütahya, Batman, Mardin, Manisa and Gaziantep. Dozens of others were injured across the country. Police have reported that most accidents were caused by careless driving.