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Couple killed after their car collides head-on with dump truck

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A 64-year-old woman and her 64-year-old husband were killed when their car collided head-on with a dump truck in Oi, Kanagawa Prefecture, on Friday.

The accident occurred just after 12 noon on a two-lane prefectural highway, Sankei Shimbun reported. The 57-year-old truck driver was quoted by police as saying the car drifted over the center line into his path at the last minute and he was unable to swerve out of the way in time.

Police said Kiyoe Watanabe, who was driving the car, and her husband Toshio, who was in the front passenger seat, suffered severe injuries. They were taken to hospital where they were pronounced dead. The truck driver was uninjured.

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Very tragic accident. Rest in peace.

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For the population Japanese roads are too narrow and need more passing lanes.

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They need to make there trucks smaller

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These vehicles should be restricted to roads that are wide enough to accommodate them instead of their operators forcing smaller vehicles to accommodate their size.

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To young lives taken to early. RIP.

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These vehicles should be restricted to roads that are wide enough to accommodate them instead of their operators forcing smaller vehicles to accommodate their size.

Not possible if the construction work is on a mountain or in the middle of a plain.

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lesson here, stay focussed when driving.

100% car driver error. rip.

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Why do folks come on here blah blahing about “this should” and “need to”? What kind of bubble do you live in? JChrist!

Point is, live your life folks, you never know.....

invalid CSRF

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These vehicles should be restricted to roads that are wide enough to accommodate them instead of their operators forcing smaller vehicles to accommodate their size.

This collision was not caused by the truck. It was caused by an inattentive car driver who departed from their lane and entered that of the oncoming truck. If a car was in the oncoming lane instead of that truck you would probably have more dead people. Having a car in that lane instead of a truck would not somehow magically have prevented that collision. Only the driver of the car that drifted into the oncoming lane could prevent that collision. I feel very bad for the truck driver because he was left with no options to avoid the collision and had to witness two people die. That will be with him the rest of his life.

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