A four-vehicle pileup, including two trucks, near Kasumigaura city, killed three people and left seven others with injuries, police said Wednesday.
Just before noon on Wednesday, a truck slammed into a small van, a light passenger vehicle and another truck that were stopped in a traffic jam on National Route 6. The van was pinned between the two trucks, killing three of the six people inside. Seven others, including one with serious injuries, were rushed to the hospital.
Police are considering charges of involuntary vehicular manslaughter with a motor vehicle against the 58-year-old driver of the truck that started the accident. The van that was destroyed belonged to the fire department in Ibaraki's Koga city, and officials there are also launching their own investigation.© News reports