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This is the moment two customers cheat death as an out-of-control driver smashes into a cafe and ploughs into a waiter.
According to local media, one staff member and two customers were injured when the motorist, identified as Berkay Vatansever, lost control of his vehicle in the district of Bakirkoy in the north-western Turkish city of Istanbul.
The waiter was clearing tables when the young driver, who was reportedly trying to avoid a car that stopped abruptly in front of him, mounted the pavement and smashed into the cafe, according to reports.
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The staff member, identified as Ibrahim Yengin, was hospitalised in a critical condition, according to local media.
Meanwhile, paramedics on the scene also treated two customers who were also taken to hospital with minor injuries.
Reports said that firefighters removed the car from the establishment while Vatansever was being detained.
Customer Muammer Bulak, who survived the accident with minor injuries, told local media: “We literally cheated death. The driver was young. He tried to avoid a car in front of him that stopped.”
The police investigation is ongoing.
In the CCTV footage, the waiter is seen clearing tables moments before a white car speeds into the cafe and sends him flying.