A 91-year-old man died on Monday after he made a U-turn on the Metropolitan Expressway and collided with an oncoming car after driving the wrong way for about 1.3 kilometers.
Police said Yoshikazu Sase, a resident of Chiba City, was heading toward Tokyo on the No. 7 Komatsugawa Route in Koto Ward at about 6.15 p.m. when he made a U-turn shortly after passing through the Kinshicho toll gate. He then drove back through the gate before colliding with an oncoming car.
Sase was taken to hospital but was pronounced dead about two hours later. The 35-year-old male driver of the other car was slightly injured, but his wife and 5-year-old son were seriously injured and are receiving treatment in hospital.
Police are continuing their investigation into the accident and will refer Sase to the Public Prosecutor's Office for negligent vehicular assault.© News reports