A 51-year-old truck driver died after his truck rear-ended another truck waiting at a traffic light, and then crashed into a gas station in Kasukabe, Saitama Prefecture, on Monday.
According to police, the first truck was waiting at a traffic light at around 2:30 a.m., when it was rear-ended by a bigger truck which careened off it and continued for about 40 meters before crashing into a pole at a gas station, Fuji TV reported.
Police said the driver of the bigger truck was found unconscious behind the wheel, with no external signs of injury. He was taken to hospital where he was pronounced dead. The driver of the other truck was uninjured. No one at the gas station was hurt.
Police believe the deceased truck driver may have suffered a blackout as the result of a medical condition.© Japan Today