Two women were killed and three other people injured after a head-on collision between two cars in Iizuka, Fukuoka Prefecture, on Sunday.
According to police, the accident occurred at around 5 p.m. at the Yagiyama bypass on National Route 201. TBS reported that four women were in one car and a 75-year-old man was driving the other car.
Police said Keiko Wada, 66, and Akiko Shimomura, 74, who had been sitting in the back seat of one of the cars, were both killed in the accident. The 66-year-old driver of the same vehicle sustained broken ribs and other serious injuries, while the woman sitting in the passenger seat was transported to the hospital as well, but her injuries are not life-threatening, police said.
The man driving the other car was also taken to hospital for treatment of minor injuries.
Police quoted the man as saying that he lost concentration for a second and crossed over the dividing line.© Japan Today