7-year-old child found ‘primary negligent’ who lost his life in an armored vehicle crash
7-year-old Mihraç Miroğlu was hit by an armored vehicle while riding a bike and lost his life. Miroğlu was found ‘primary negligent’ in the report prepared by the traffic police officers.
7-year-old Mihraç Miroğlu, who was hit by an armored vehicle while riding a bike in İdil district of Şırnak, lost his life on September 3. Miroğlu was found ‘primary negligent’ in the report prepared by the traffic police officers.
The statement of the police officer who crushed Mihraç Miroğlu and killed him was taken only 3 days after the incident. It is revealed that the police officer was released after their statement was taken.
THE WITNESS HEARD “BREAK SQUEAK OR CRASH”
7-year-old Mihraç Miroğlu has been found ‘primary negligent’ in the report prepared by the traffic police officers. Because of the crash, the bike Miroğlu was riding was torn into three pieces.
The only witness of the incident stated that they heard a loud brake squeak:
"While I was sitting in the garden, I heard a loud brake squeak or crash. The moment I heard the sound, I went out. When I went out, I saw an armored police car on the street. When I approached, I saw our neighbor Miraç Miroğlu lying in the right front seat. When I saw him like that I got scared and I stepped back. Then, I got on the back of the vehicle so that Miraç wouldn’t be afraid when he wakes up in the car. The police officers in the car were in a panic. ‘How did I not see the child? I don't know how he got in front of me,’ the driver kept saying. (...) I didn't see how the accident happened."
AT LEAST 40 PEOPLE DIED IN ARMORED VEHICLE CRASHES IN 13 YEARS
After the incident in Şırnak, a city located in the Eastern Anatolia Region of Turkey, brought similar causes of death in the region on the agenda. At least 40 people, 20 of them children, died in 13 years in armored vehicle crashes in the region.