Wife of Swiss consul in İstanbul hits motorbike, escapes

Filiz İnal was hospitalized after the incident.

Wife of Swiss consul in İstanbul hits motorbike, escapes

World Bulletin / News Desk

Wife of a Swiss consul in İstanbul hit a motorbike in İstanbul and escaped the scene of the accident despite injuring two passengers.

Driving a jeep, Andrea Köppel, wife of Consul and Head of Chancery at the Consulate of Switzerland in İstanbul, Florian Köppel, hit the motorbike driven by Doğan Durmuş İnal in Bebek neighborhood on Tuesday. The accident injured both passengers and wife of İnal, Filiz, heavily wounded as a result of the crash.

Immediately after the crash, Köppel drove away and escaped the scene of the incident.

Filiz İnal was hospitalized after the incident.

On Tuesday night, Turkish police identified the owner of the jeep that hit the motorbike as the wife of the Swiss consul. Police asked Köppel to come to Şehit Naci Soydan police department in Etiler neighborhood to testify.

Köppel arrived in the police department with her lawyer and told police that she was panicked due to the accident and drove away with that “panic.”

Köppel was taken to Forensic Medicine Institute for a blood sample and she is expected to testify to a prosecutor on Wednesday.

In hospital, waiting for his wife to recover, İnal said the health situation of his wife remains serious. He added that he is not sure if his wife will live or not, or remain crippled.

İnal also said no one called him from the Swiss consulate.

Last Mod: 06 Şubat 2013, 11:20
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