A 96-year-old woman died after she was hit by a train on a crossing in Tokyo's Setagaya Ward, police said Saturday.
According to police, the accident occurred at 12:30 p.m. Saturday on a crossing on the Tokyu Oimachi line near Oyamadai Station, NTV reported. Police said the woman, identified as Yoshiko Shioji, was pushing a cart across the tracks when it got stuck. The crossing gates came down but Shioji was unable to get off the tracks in time.
The train driver was quoted by police as saying he applied the emergency brake but it was too late.© Japan Today