An 83-year-old man drove his car about 1.2 kilometers along the railway tracks of the JR Muroran line in Shiraoi, Hokkaido, on Tuesday night.
According to police, the man’s car was seen stopped on the tracks at around 10:30 p.m.
Local media quoted the man, who is from Kushiro, as telling police that he got confused when he drove his car onto a rail crossing, thinking it was an intersection instead. He turned onto the tracks and drove for about 1.2 kms, passing Shiraoi Station, before he got stuck on another crossing as he tried to drive off the tracks.
Police said the man was not injured.
Hokkaido Railway Co said a freight train stopped about 600 meters behind from the car, while five commuter trains were delayed.© Japan Today