Four people were killed in a collision between a light car and a motorbike in Ota, Gunma Prefecture, on Sunday morning.
According to police, the accident occurred at around 8:35 a.m. at an intersection with no traffic lights on National Route 50. Fuji TV reported that the car was turning right when it was hit by the motorbike coming toward it from the opposite direction. The left side of the car was smashed in by the impact of the bike.
The highway is surrounded by rice fields.
The car burst into flames and the three women passengers in it were killed. Police said the victims -- a woman in her 60s, one in her 30s and the third in her teens -- are believed to be all members of one family. Their names have not yet been released.
The 49-year-old man on the motorbike, Haruyuki Komiya, suffered severe injuries and was taken to hospital where he was pronounced dead.
Police said visibility was good at the time of the accident.© Japan Today