One person was killed and two others injured on Wednesday when an 81-year-old man lost control of his car in Tokyo's Edogawa Ward. According to police, the car plowed into a group of three people and then rolled over onto its side before stopping.
The driver, identified as Hirohisa Akaike, told police that he accidentally pressed the accelerator instead of the brake as he came to a bend, at which point the vehicle mounted the sidewalk and hit the three pedestrians.
Police said that the victim who died was 67-year-old Miyo Iizuka. The other victims were a woman in her 40s who suffered a cerebral contusion following the incident, and a man in his 60s who sustained a serious injury to his leg. Akaike was also hospitalized after sustaining lung injuries.
Eyewitnesses told police that the car appeared to drift into the opposite lane facing oncoming traffic briefly, before swerving violently back into the correct lane at which point it began to gain speed and then crash.© Compiled from news reports