“For fear of his wife”
Turk (34) crashes at 259 km/h in the Gubrist tunnel
In December 2021, a Turk thundered down the Swiss autobahn in a high-horsepower Mercedes. In the end, the drunk racer had an accident. For this he was sentenced. He explained the background to the court.
The end of the speeding drive on December 5th: A Turk crashed into a Ford Fiesta with a Mercedes.
He was going at breakneck speed. Early on December 5, 2021, a Turk (34) accelerated in a Mercedes C63 AMG (482 hp). He thundered drunk and stoned on the A1. The mad dash ended in an accident. As the man drove through the Gubrist tunnel at 259 km/h, he slammed into the rear of a Ford Fiesta with three women on board.
“The vehicle responsible was then catapulted against the tunnel wall four more times and then came to a standstill, badly damaged,” said Marc Besson from the Zurich cantonal police at Blick. The three women in the Ford Fiesta were injured, one seriously. The Mercedes driver was also injured.
The Turk was now before the Zurich District Court for the speeding ride. With the verdict: three and a half years in prison plus six years’ expulsion from the country. This is reported by the “Tages-Anzeiger”. The 34-year-old is abroad and did not return to Switzerland for the trial. However, he had his lawyer explain how this crazy drive had come about. And he pressed the gas pedal “in order to avoid marital problems,” said his defense attorney, according to the “Tages-Anzeiger”.
“He didn’t want to live out a rush of speed”
His wife was out that December evening. He wanted to use the fact that his wife wasn’t at home to throw himself into the nightlife as well. He probably misjudged the time and wanted to be home as soon as possible – before his wife.
His defense attorney made it clear in court: “He didn’t want to live out a rush of speed, but acted out of fear of his wife.” By the way, the couple is no longer together. The marriage is divorced.
The court did not follow the arguments of the defense. Avoiding a fight with your wife is no reason to rush down the freeway. (jmh)