Banned Woman Drink-Driver Killed Tot In Car Crash

Story By: Feza Uzay, Sub-Editor: Joana Mihajlovska, Agency:  Newsflash

A female driver has been arrested for killing a two-year-old girl while drunk at the wheel.

The road accident took place in the district of Selcuklu in the southern Turkish province of Konya on 4th September.

Emel Gusmus, 50, reportedly ploughed into the back of a car waiting at a red light.

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The car’s occupants were Samet Kurt, 31, his wife Teslime Kurt, 28, and two-year-old Aybuke Kurt in the baby seat.

A doctor passing the accident scene stopped to offer first aid before the family was then taken to the Selcuk University Medical Faculty Hospital.

Samet and Teslime Kurt were discharged from hospital after treatment, however, little Aybuke suffered a brain haemorrhage and remained in intensive care.

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The young girl passed away on the evening of 15th September.

It was later revealed that Gumus, who was detained after the accident, had been driving under the influence of alcohol and without a licence.

The defendant’s driving licence had been confiscated for six months after a previously reported accident while drunk.

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Gumus said: “I know drink-driving and driving without a licence is a crime, but I have to drive to carry out my work.”

Following a request by prosecutors, the defendant remains in police custody as the investigation continues.

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