Runaway Lorry Crushes Driver Under Its Wheels

Story By: Sibel Abdiu, Sub-Editor:Michael Leidig,Agency:Central European News

Video Credit: CEN

This is the moment the father and son drivers of a lorry try and stop it running away and the younger man is sent crashing to the ground before the huge vehicle rolls over him.

The startling incident that left the crushed man writhing in agony occurred in the Esenyurt district of Turkey’s Istanbul province and was recorded by CCTV cameras in the area.

Local media report Tevfik Biter and his son Guven Biter had got climbed of the lorry whilst the engine was still running when it suddenly began rolling downhill.

In the video, the father and son can be seen running alongside the lorry to try and get inside to put the brakes on when they run into a wall.

Guven crashes to the ground and the lorry then runs over his body as his dad tries to help him.

Guven can be seen writing in pain as his dad runs after the lorry and another clip shows the incident from a different angle.

Local media report that Guven Biter was rushed to a nearby private hospital with serious injuries along with his father who only suffered light injuries.

Guven was then transferred to the Esenyurt Neck Kadiroglu State Hospital where despite the doctors’ best efforts he later died.

It is unclear why the lorry rolled down the hill and reports state it eventually came to a halt in an empty field.

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Sibel Abdiu

I have worked as a correspondent covering news from Turkey and Albania for several years now.

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