Nine Brits are injured in horrifying bus crash on way to Turkish airport
- Nine of the 11 Brits on the bus sustained injuries and were treated at the scene
Nine British tourists were injured when a minibus driver crashed in Turkey while ferrying them to the airport earlier this week.
Shocking CCTV footage captured the moment the minibus smashed full-tilt into an oncoming vehicle on the D-400 road in the Manavgat district of Antalya.
The car was battered some 150ft away from the crossroads by the sheer force of the impact, while the bus careened into the road median and flipped over.
Nine out of the 11 Brits sustained injuries and were treated at the scene by paramedics.
According to local reports, the footage showed the car’s ‘drunk’ driver had run a red light. The car driver was freed from the wreckage and taken to hospital where tests reportedly revealed a blood-alcohol level of 2.69 per mille which is over the legal limit.
One young child travelling in the minibus was one of just two people unhurt, miraculously escaping injury despite the brutality of the crash and the subsequent rolling of the vehicle.
He was seen calmly watching an iPad while his parents received treatment from paramedics on the grass by the roadside in the aftermath of the incident.
MailOnline has contacted the FCDO for comment.
This still from security footage shows the moment the bus struck the car at the crossroads