A man and a woman in their 70s died after they were hit by a truck while crossing a street in Yashio, Saitama Prefecture, on Tuesday.
According to police, the incident occurred at around 6:20 a.m. on a two-lane street. NTV reported that the couple were on a crossing with no traffic lights when they were hit by the two-ton truck coming from the left.
They were taken to hospital with extensive injuries but were pronounced dead upon arrival.
The 58-year-old truck driver was quoted by police as saying he didn't see anyone on the crossing until it was too late.© Japan Today