A car rammed into a pedestrian subway early on Dec. 4 in the northwestern Turkish province of Bursa. The driver, Muhammet Onur Gerek, lost control of steering after exceeding the speed limit at around 3 a.m. After hitting an electric pole on the road, the car drifted for about 150 meters and ended up suspended on the escalator of the Merinos Subway Station.
Gerek was rescued from the damaged car and was reported to be in a stable condition. The car was subsequently removed from the damaged escalator after a two-hour rescue effort with a crane. An investigation has been launched into the incident and police found an empty beer bottle inside the car. Gerek’s driver’s license was reportedly seized two months ago for exceeding speed limits.