Britons Injured After Jeep Crashes In Turkish Resort Of Fethiye
Travel lawyers at Irwin Mitchell who represent holidaymakers seriously injured in road traffic collisions abroad have revealed their concerns over reports that 12 Britons have been hurt when an open-top Jeep left a road in the Turkish holiday resort of Fethiye.
It is believed that four children were among those injured in the incident, when the vehicle struck a lamp-post after reportedly being forced off the road by another vehicle.
The British tourists involved in the incident were apparently treated at three hospitals following the crash, with four people confirmed to have been treated at the Esnaf Hospital and another three examined at the Letoon Hospital.
Irwin Mitchell’s specialist travel law team act for victims who have suffered serious injuries in a number of road accidents abroad, as well as helping families who have lost loved ones to gain justice in relation to such crashes.
The team also represent a Devon family in their battle for answers after a father-of-two was killed in the Turkish resort of Sakilkent in 2006, when an open-top jeep he was travelling in with his wife and children overturned. The driver was sentenced to four years in prison after being convicted of causing death and injury by negligence.
Demetrius Danas, a Partner and expert in travel law based in Irwin Mitchell’s London office who specialises in such cases, said: “We are hugely concerned to hear about this latest incident in Turkey, particularly considering the similarly worrying road accidents that we have seen in the past.
“Turkey is a well-known and popular destination for tourists from Britain and other countries who are looking for breaks abroad, so we hope that authorities in the country make every effort to ensure the wellbeing of holidaymakers is always a top priority.
“Through our work, we have seen the physical and psychological trauma that incidents of this nature can have on victims, particularly when they have occurred at what is meant to be a relaxing time.
“A full investigation will be absolutely vital, while a further review of open-top jeeps and similar types of transport may also be necessary to fully understand the safety of such vehicles and ensure that lessons can be learned from this incident.”