2 die after a car smashes into pedestrians in Tokyo

by SpeedLux
Tokyo, Japan

A car driven by an 87-year-old man struck into pedestrians at a Tokyo intersection on Friday, killing two, a woman and a girl, on a bicycle and overturning a garbage truck, Japanese police stated. Eight people were injured.

The Metropolitan Police Department stated the woman and child were pronounced dead at a hospital.

The Mainichi newspaper stated eight other people were left injured. Police did not have information of the injuries and were still verifying the identities of the dead.

The reason of the crash was being investigated. Investigators stated there was no sign the driver had attempted to brake ahead of the accident, Fuji TV news reported. The driver was referred to a hospital and will be questioned, the Sankei newspaper stated.

Photos revealed a smashed vehicle, the overturned garbage truck and a bicycle on the pavement. A straw hat and a helmet were also found nearby.

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