A driver has been sentenced to probation in Turkey for a car accident in which four people died while driving a rental car without an international driver's license while traveling abroad with a married couple.



Today (22nd), Ulsan District Court Detective 6 (Judge Kim Do-yeong) sentenced a person in his 60s, who was charged with violating the Traffic Accident Handling Special Act, to 1 year and 6 months in prison and 3 years of probation.



In May 2018, Mr. A was handed over to trial on charges of causing a fatal accident while driving a rental car without an international driver's license on a highway in a resort area in Turkey.



In the accident, 4 of the 8 people in the car, including driver A, died, and the remaining 4 suffered minor injuries.



These were all Koreans in their 60s and 70s, who were traveling together as a couple at the time, and in the accident, all the wives sitting in the back of the car died. 


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The accident occurred as the turning radius increased while the vehicle driven by Mr. A entered the roundabout and turned left.



A local car traveling straight collided with the back of Mr. A's rental car, and the rental car fell over. 



However, there were stop signs and stop signs on the roads at that time, and both the Korean and Turkish Road Traffic Laws stipulate that a left-turning vehicle or an auxiliary road vehicle must yield to a vehicle going straight ahead or on the main road.



Prosecutors prosecuted Mr. A, believing that the accident occurred because the regulations were not followed.



The court explained the reason for the sentencing, saying, "There is negligence by Mr. A for not yielding to the car going straight," but "The defendant is also in great pain due to the death of his spouse. I did. 



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