Five people were injured Sunday after an ambulance careened off a road and fell 15 meters down an embankment into a river in Shimanto City, Kochi Prefecture.
According to police, the accident took place on a road running along Nishitosafuji River at around 10 a.m. Fuji TV reported that Muneko Mori, 77, was being transported to the hospital for an injury to her right knee when the ambulance suddenly veered off the road and fell into the river. In the vehicle at the time were Mori and one other 66-year-old woman, along with three emergency medical personnel.
Mori, who had now also added a broken leg to her list of injuries, was transported to the hospital by helicopter, along with the other patient who had sustained cuts on her face. The three emergency medical personnel also suffered slight injuries in the crash.
No guard rails were in place on the curved road where the accident occurred.© Japan Today