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(Sabah Newspaper, 27 January 2012)
In Bursa's Inegöl district, a driver under the influence of too much alcohol
had an incredible accident. Ibrahim Yazıcı (32) and his friend Fahrettin
Güney (34) drove to the Cerrah dam site the night before last in a
commercial vehicle and started to drink along the side of the road. The two
became thoroughly drunk and a few hours later decided to head home.
The driver of the vehicle, Yazıcı, got in the car but because he was
inebriated he selected reverse gear, hit the gas and rolled back down a
25 meter cliff.
While the car fell both Yazıcı and Güney were thrown from the car
into a canal along the riverbank but, miraculously, they survived.
As they lay injured in the canal their moans were heard by some
citizens sitting in a car on the other side of the river and the
Gendarmerie was summoned. After a rescue operation lasting more
than an hour, the two friends were taken to the hospital and treated.
Yazıcı, the driver, was found to have a promil alcohol reading of
213, while Güney's was calculated at 63 promil.