The older sister of a nurse killed by a driver at a Yokohama City intersection last Monday as she waited for the lights to change agreed to attend a press conference held Monday night to speak of the accident which also claimed the lives of two other nurses.
The woman, older sister of Tomoko Kato, 43, but whose name and age were not disclosed as a condition of her attending the conference, said that she could never forgive the 18-year-old male who is alleged to have failed to stop at a red light and hit the women with his car after colliding with a vehicle turning right at the intersection. “When I think of how much it must have hurt, I get so angry. She was working late that day and must have been tired. And then a ball of metal came flying in her direction,” she said, fighting back her tears.
The woman’s husband also attended the conference, and said: “I’m still shocked by the suddenness of it all. I still think she will pop by our place after work.” He went on to say: “She worked at the hospital for 22 years, rarely took a day off and did her best the whole time. She wasn’t the kind of girl who would stand out, but we received so many messages of thanks and appreciation from those who attended the funeral service. I think that was a reflection of what kind of person she was.”
The couple also mentioned that they had not yet received an apology from the suspect nor his family.© News reports