A 58-year-old dump truck driver was killed when his vehicle flipped over and crashed on an expressway in Tokyo on Tuesday morning.
According to police, the accident occurred at around 3:45 a.m. on the Metropolitan Expressway near Roppongi in Minato Ward. Police said it appeared the driver lost control of the wheel on a curve near a junction on the expressway and the truck flipped over and crashed partly through the wall.
The truck was carrying earth and sand which spilled from the elevated expressway to the ground below. However, no one was hit by the falling load.
The driver was taken to hospital where he was confirmed dead on arrival.
The expressway remained closed for about eight hours, causing lengthy traffic delays.© Japan Today