A 95-year-old man driving a small truck was killed when his vehicle hit a bus in Tokyo's Hachioji, police said.
According to police, the accident occurred on a two-way road at around 1:30 p.m. Saturday. Fuji TV quoted police as saying snow from last Monday was still piled up on the side of the road, making it narrower than usual.
Police said it appeared the driver of the truck, Saichi Baba, swerved to avoid a pedestrian walking along the side of the road, lost control of his vehicle and it skidded across the center line and into the front of the oncoming bus.
Nobody on the bus was injured.© Japan Today