2 trucks collide, killing both drivers in Toyama Prefecture


A medium-sized truck and a large truck collided head-on in Nanto, Toyama Prefecture, on Sunday, killing both drivers.

According to police, the accident occurred at around 7:40 a.m. on the Tokai-Hokuriku Expressway. Kyodo News reported that the driver of the medium-sized truck, Tsubasa Ueshin, 21, from Fukushima Prefecture, and the other truck driver, Katsunori Kawai, 55, from Nanto, were taken to hospital with severe injuries. Ueshin died about 90 minutes after arrival, and Kawai about 2 1/2 hours after arrival, police said.

Police said they are trying to determine which truck crossed the center line into the path of the other vehicle.

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How can there be a center "line" in an expressway?

An expressway has recently opened up in my part of Japan ....and to my surpise there is no soild central reservation, with one lane going in each direction !!!! Vehicles travel at OVER 80 kph divided by a sort of wire fence with bollards ? Recently a truck crossed the wire barrier and crushed a car coming the other way....quite frankly NOT GOOD ENOUGH.....come japan sort it out. Unbelievable for a rich country like japan !

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You are correct

On many roads here even expressways it is simple to cross over into oncoming traffic

I once crossed 6 lanes at a toll booth once and the toll keeper was surprised and pissed off but there were not any dividing lines where I crossed nor any instructions to the contrary

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