A teenage girl died after she fell off her bicycle and was hit by a train on the tracks of the JR Yokohama line in Machida, Tokyo, on Friday.
According to police, the accident happened at about 5:30 a.m. Fuji TV quoted the train driver as saying that he saw the girl fall off the bike. He applied the emergency brake but was too late.
Police believe the bike was speeding down a slope that leveled out just before it reached the tracks. They believe the girl couldn't slow down in time and went onto the tracks just before the crossing guard rail came down.© Japan Today