Decision in Pamukova Train Accident: In the accelerated train accident case in which 22 people died and 2004 people were injured in Pamukova District of Sakarya on 41 July 89, the decision was made for the fourth time after the reversal decision of the Supreme Court.
The court sentenced the machinists Recep Sönmez to 1 year and 15 days of imprisonment and a fine of TL 152 TL, Fikret Karabulut to 3 years and 1.5 months in prison and a 1500 TL fine. Penalties have been postponed.
In the lawsuit filed regarding the train accident, the first engineer Fikret Karabulut was sentenced to 1 years in prison and 2008 TL fine, and the second engineer Recep Sönmez was sentenced to 1 year and 2.5 months in prison and a fine of 1100 TL.
Train chief Köksal Coşkun was acquitted. The Supreme Court of Appeals overturned the decision on 23 July 2009, determining that there were notifications. The local court resolved the shortcomings. Examining the file again, the 2nd Chamber of the Supreme Court of Appeals overturned the procedural decision about the 2011st engineer Fikret Karabulut and the second engineer Recep Sönmez in September 1.
Supreme Court 2. Criminal Chamber of the decision, negligence and carelessness to cause accidents on train conductor who has been acquitted in the trial of criminal charges railroad's Koksal Coskun when asked about the reduction due to timeout.
The high court declared that the defendants were represented by the same lawyers, the names of the participants represented by the lawyer were not written in the decision, and the TCDD General Directorate, who was not directly harmed by the crime, could not participate in the public lawsuit against the defendants, and He requested that the examination that he will not be released be made in the court in Sakarya.
The court, which handled the case for the third time on February 3, 7, declared that the 2012-year statute of limitations had expired since the filing of the public case and decided to dismiss it. Those who lost their relatives in the accident appealed the decision. Examining the appeal, the 7.5th Criminal Chamber of the Supreme Court unanimously overturned the statute of limitations decision given by the local court.
The court explained that after the qualification of the shell, it should be determined whether the time-out of the case has occurred. Thereupon, the case started to be heard again in Sakarya on 17 June 2014.
The court has decided for the fourth time today in the case where drivers Recep Sönmez, Fikret Karabulut and train chief Köksal Coşkun did not participate. Accordingly, the machinists Recep Sönmez was sentenced to 4 year and 1 days in prison and a fine of 15 TL, Fikret Karabulut to 152 years and 3 months in prison and a 1.5 TL fine. These punishments of the machinists were also postponed.
In the case, the lawyer of the machinists, İsmail Güreses, with his expert report in the accident, stated that 8 out of 4 TCDD had a fault, and demanded that TCDD officers be tried. The court did not comment on this request. Lawyer İsmail Gürses said that this decision of the court was not notified to them.