Two women, both aged 86, were killed after they were hit by a car driven by a 22-year-old woman in Saijo, Ehime Prefecture, on Sunday afternoon.
According to police, the accident occurred at around 3 p.m. The two women, Sachiko Sogabe and Michiko Ono, were walking along the side of a narrow road with no center line or sidewalk when the car driven by Kanna Sogabe (no relation to the victim), hit them.
The two women were taken to hospital where they were pronounced dead.
Police arrested Sogabe on suspicion of reckless driving resulting in death. She was quoted by police as saying that just before the accident, she nodded off for a few seconds and lost control of her car.© Japan Today