A taxi driver went on a dangerous driving spree early Thursday morning in Osaka's Soemon entertainment district, plowing across a pedestrian-only bridge over Dotonbori canal and hitting five people before crashing into a bar on the first floor of a nearby building.
A total of seven people were injured, including two passengers in the taxi, but all escaped with only minor injuries, police said. The seven injured range in age from 21 to 48.
The taxi driver, 73, reportedly let five passengers in and was heading south before it suddenly entered the pedestrian-only Tazaemon bridge. Five people were left injured in the 80 meters between the start of the bridge and the bar where the vehicle ended its run.© News reports