The train accident in Pamukova, where 41 people died, will be seen again: The Supreme Court did not allow the case related to the accelerated train accident that took place in Pamukova in 2004, which 41 people died.
The Court of Cassation informed the court that the time-out decision was not legal.
The timeout verdict issued by the local court regarding the accelerated train accident in which 41 people died near the village of Mekece in Pamukova district was overturned by the Supreme Court. The trial will start again on June 17, 2014.
Mechanic found guilty
On July 22, 2004, 41 people died and 89 people were injured as a result of the derailment of the accelerated train called 'Yakup Kadri Karaosmanoğlu' going from Istanbul to Ankara. The lawsuit regarding the incident was heard at the Sakarya 2nd High Criminal Court and the first decision was made on February 1, 2008. The case where the first driver Fikret K. was sentenced to 2 years and 6 months, the second driver Recep S. was sentenced to 1 year and 3 months, while the train conductor Köksal C. was acquitted, was overturned by the Supreme Court. After the local court corrected the deficiencies, the high court re-examined the case file and reversed the procedural decision for the second time in September 2011. The court, which decided the case for the third time on February 7, 2012, decided to drop the case due to the expiry of the 7,5-year statute of limitations. KazanThe victims brought the statute of limitations to the Supreme Court. Examining the appeal application, the 12th Penal Chamber of the Supreme Court ruled that the dismissal of the cases due to the statute of limitations was unlawful. In the decision of the Supreme Court, it was stated in the expert reports that the first mechanic was found to be defective at a rate of 132 out of 8 because he did not comply with the speed limit and entered the corner at a speed of 3 kilometers. It was reminded that the second mechanic was found to be defective at a rate of 8 in 1 because he did not warn him. It was noted that 8 out of 4 faults were given to the company because the speed control was left only to the machinists instead of additional computer-aided measures. Attention was drawn to the fact that sufficient maintenance, repair and inspection were not carried out for the high-speed train against the negativities in the superstructure.