A man in his 60s riding his bicycle fell on a railroad crossing and was subsequently struck and killed by his bicycle which was sent hurling into him by the train, police said Sunday.
According to police, the incident occurred at around 5:30 p.m. at a Seibu Ikebukuro line crossing in Tokyo’s Toshima Ward.
Police said the man was riding his bike across the tracks when it tumbled over, Sankei Shimbun reported. The train driver applied the emergency brake but the train hit the bicycle, sending it flying into the man who had crawled about two meters away.
When police arrived at the scene, they found the man bleeding from chest injuries. He was taken to hospital where he died about two hours later.© Japan Today