Story By: Sibel Abdiu, Sub Editor: Joseph Golder, Agency:Asia Wire Report
This is the moment the driver of a speeding minibus loses control of the vehicle and passengers instantly vanish from the footage as they are flung out of their seats.
The incident occurred in the Kemer district of Antalya province in Turkey as minibus driver Savas Soylemez was making his way down the D-400 main road.
Another motorist, Deniz Culhali, was driving a second minibus behind and lost control of his vehicle before crashing into the Soylemez’s minibus.
In the video, a dashboard camera shows Soylemez ’s minibus speeding down the slippery road when the driver suddenly loses control after being hit from behind, and the vehicle flips onto its side.
Startling footage taken from a second camera inside the minibus shows the passengers sitting calmly before they are flung out of their seats and onto the side of the bus as it overturns.
The final angle from a third camera shows Soylemez losing control of the vehicle before working to open the door and allow the passengers to get out.
Local media report seven passengers were injured in the incident and were taken to nearby hospitals in Kemer.
Both minibus drivers were reportedly taken to a nearby police station.
Reports state that Culhali told investigators that he had lost control of his vehicle because of the slippery conditions and he had not managed to keep the vehicle in the correct lane.
The investigation is ongoing and there are no updates on the condition of the injured passengers.
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