A car driven by an 83-year-old woman hit and killed a man and woman in their 30s outside the parking lot of a hospital in Tachikawa, Tokyo, on Saturday afternoon.
According to police, the incident occurred at around 3 p.m. outside the National Disaster Medical Center hospital. Fuji TV reported that the elderly driver, Sachiko Uesu, had been visiting her husband at the hospital and was driving her car out of the parking lot.
When she slowed down to reach for coins to pay at the parking gate, Uesu apparently pressed the accelerator instead of the brake. Two 100-yen coins were found on the floor of the driver's seat.
Police said the car broke through the gate and hit a 39-year-old man and a 35-year-old woman who were walking on the sidewalk.
Bother victims sustained heavy injuries and died later in hospital, police said, adding that Uesu also suffered injuries.
Police said they will wait until Uesu recovers before questioning her further. They said she faces a possible charge of negligent driving resulting in death.© Japan Today