3 killed in traffic accident in Hokkaido tunnel


A 21-year-old man, his 22-year-old sister and their 43-year-old mother were killed when the car they were in collided head-on with an RV in a tunnel in Shimukappu, Hokkaido, on Friday.

According to police, the accident occurred at around 7 p.m. Friday in the Hobetsu tunnel, Fuji TV reported.

Police said the light car, driven by Hikaru Ishikawa, appeared to cross the center line into the path of the oncoming RV.

Ishikawa, his sister Kaede, and mother Yumiko, were taken to hospital with extensive injuries. They were pronounced dead on arrival. The 36-year-old driver of the RV sustained minor injuries.

The Ishikawa family were visiting Hokkaido from Osaka, police said.

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Sucks man!! Rest In Peace

Driving requires utmost attention. A small mistake has the potential to be disastrous, and take others with you too.

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Folks from the south have to be careful when driving in Hokkaido in the winter; lots of ice and snow they have never experienced.

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The accidents on wheels put an end to sacred lives without any caution. We need to be careful while driving, especially during night and winter time

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Not much snow and ice in a tunnel

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Another light car fatality. Coffin on wheels!

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