A four-month-old girl was killed after she was thrown out of the back seat of car that crashed into a guardrail on the Chuo Expressway in Nakatsugawa, Gifu Prefecture, on Monday morning.
According to police, the accident occurred about 1.5 kms from the Enasan tunnel at around 3:30 a.m. during heavy rain. Fuji TV reported the car was being driven by the baby’s 21-year-old Brazilian father, while her 17-year-old Japanese mother was in the front passenger seat.
Police believe the driver lost control of the car in the wet conditions as he tried to pass another car. The vehicle hit a guardrail and flipped onto its side. The baby was flung out of the car and was confirmed dead at the scene, police said. The child’s parents were taken to hospital but their injuries are not life-threatening, police said.
Police said the father told them his daughter was in a child seat but her body was found on the road, not in the child seat.© Japan Today