Three people, including a high school student, were killed Wednesday morning when a car collided with an RV in Asahikawa, Hokkaido.
According to police, the accident occurred at a T-junction at around 8:20 a.m. TV Asahi quoted police as saying that the RV, driven by Yayoi Nagaoka, 75, was turning right off the highway, when it hit a car coming from the opposite direction, driven by Yuto Fujino, 25, TV Asahi reported. Fujino's sister Rina, 21, was in the front passenger seat.
The impact of the collision sent the two vehicles careening into a student who was riding his bike to school. Police said the student, Kentaro Kato, 17, who was waiting for the traffic light, was killed, as well as the Fujino siblings, after their car smashed into a traffic light pole.
Nagaoka, who was not injured, was quoted by police as saying the light was green when she turned right.© Japan Today