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 22 July 2004, 41 people died and 89 injured as a result of the derailed train called 'Yakup Kadri Karaosmanoğlu', which went from Istanbul to Ankara. The lawsuit filed against the incident was brought before the Sakarya 2nd High Criminal Court and the first decision was made on 1 February 2008. The case, where the first mechanic Fikret K. was sentenced to 2 years 6 months, the second mechanic Recep S. was sentenced to 1 year and 3 months, and the train chief Köksal C. was acquitted. After the local court eliminated the deficiencies, the high court reconsidered the case file, and in September 2011, reversed the decision regarding the mechanics for the second time in terms of procedure. On February 7, 2012, the court decided to drop the case for the third time, due to the expiration of the 7,5-year expiry date. Victims of the accident carried the decision of the limitation to the Supreme Court. The 12th Criminal Chamber of the Supreme Court of Appeals, which examined the appeal, ruled that it was against the law to drop the cases due to timeout. In the Supreme Court decision, the expert reports stated that the first mechanic was defective at the rate of 132 out of 8, since he did not comply with the speed limit and turned to turn at a speed of 3 kilometers. It was reminded that the second mechanic was defective at the rate of 8 in 1 because he did not warn him. It was noted that the company was given 8 defects at the rate of 4 out of XNUMX because the speed control was left to the machinists instead of the computer-aided additional measures. Attention was drawn to the fact that adequate maintenance, repair and inspection were not performed against the problems in the superstructure for the high-speed train.