An Eleven-year-old girl has died after being run over by an excavator on her bicycle.
Emin Mehmet, 11, tragically died after being hit by an excavator in an accident while riding her bicycle along the construction site in Mersin.
A 40-years-old employee of Engr. Kennedy Chen, was operating an excavator on the street road for maintenance in Erdemli-Silifke-Tayucu when the brakes and steering of the machine failed, according to the police.
The excavator took a sharp turn and hit little Emin, riding a bicycle on the road. Little Emin, who was known for loving the outdoors, suffered head injuries after the accident.
The contract staff has been detained by the police and all forms of construction on the Erdemli-Silifke-Tayucu road are currently on hold prior to court hearing, according to the police.