A 58-year-old man, whose car plummeted about 200 meters into a valley on Saturday morning, survived the fall and was rescued on Tuesday, police said. Satoru Takeda, an unemployed man from Nagoya, was driving along a prefectural highway in Kaizu City, Gifu Prefecture at 4 a.m. on Saturday morning when he lost control of his vehicle.
Takeda told police the car went over the edge after he swerved to avoid a rabbit which jumped out on to the road. Takeda survived but sustained cuts to his left leg, and couldn’t move due to the pain until Tuesday morning, when he managed to get out of his vehicle and call for help. He didn’t have any food or drinks with him, and finally got some water from a stream nearby.
At around noon on Tuesday, a passer-by heard his calls for help, noticed the man waving some 200 meters down the side of the valley, and called police. A helicopter arrived about an hour later and took him to hospital.
During the rescue, aid workers also discovered a body under a different car on its side about 100 meters above.© Japan Today