Turkey, accident left car crushed

One dead in horrific accident after car got crushed between two lorries

A terrible traffic accident in the Bayraklı district of the city of Izmir left one person dead when a car got crushed between two lorries. The tragedy occurred at 10:30 (local time) on 29 February on the Izmir ring road when the driver, identified as 32-year-old Gökhan Eren, hit a truck from behind.

The car was then violently hit by another lorry from behind, and got “crushed like paper”, according to the Turkish press. Several emergency teams rushed to the scene of the accident, where firefighters had to extricate the driver of the car, who was pronounced dead at the scene of the accident. Police has opened an investigation and the driver of the truck who hit the car from behind, has been arrested. The image of the vehicle, which was literally “crushed” between the two lorries, has been widely disseminated on social media in Turkey.