A 10-year-old girl and her 6-year-old sister are in a coma after the car they were traveling in was hit by another car at an intersection in Kikuchi City, Kumamoto Prefecture.
According to police, the accident occurred at around 7:40 p.m. on Friday. NHK reported that Naoko Kino, 46, was driving a small four passenger vehicle with her two daughters, Ayaka, 10, and Mizuki, 6, when another vehicle crashed into them from the side. Both girls, who were sitting in the back seat, were rushed to the hospital and remained in a coma on Saturday.
Kino and her 12-year-old son who had been sitting in the front passenger seat, and the 57-year-old male driver of the other car involved in the accident, all sustained only minor injuries.
There are no traffic lights at the intersection and visibility was good at the time, police said.© Japan Today