A 70-year-old man was killed after the car he was driving plowed through the fence of a hospital parking lot and got hit by a train in Daito, Osaka Prefecture, on Saturday morning.
According to police, the incident occurred at around 9:30 a.m., Fuji TV reported. The man and his wife, 64, were driving in the parking lot of Nozaki Tokushukai Hospital when their vehicle suddenly accelerated after hitting another car. It then went through the fence and was hit by the train on the JR Katamachi Line. The car was flipped over by the impact and came to rest 10 meters away.
Police said the driver’s wife got out of the car before it hit the train. She sustained a broken arm.
JR West said there were about 150 passengers on the train but no injuries were reported.
Police believe the driver of the car pressed the accelerator instead of the brake and lost control of his car.© Japan Today