A 37 year-old woman died when her car collided with a power pole in KitaKyushu City early Tuesday morning. Her 7-year-old son in the back seat survived but his right arm was broken in the accident, police said.
A passer-by discovered the badly damaged vehicle in Moji Ward at around 3.15am. Minako Fujita, a housewife from Kokuraminami Ward, was removed from the vehicle but attempts to save her life failed, police said.
Her son was covered in a blanket and laying across the back seat at the time of the accident, where he remained and waited for an estimated 30 minutes before help arrived. His mother lost consciousness on impact, police said.
There were no brake marks on the road and police suspect the woman fell asleep at the wheel or missed the oncoming curve.© Japan Today