A truck rammed into the back of a bus Friday morning in Chikuzen, Fukuoka Prefecture, injuring seven passengers on the bus.
The accident occurred at around 6:20 a.m. on National Route 386.
Police quoted the 32-year-old truck driver as saying he had been looking at his smartphone seconds before the accident and failed to notice that the bus had stopped to pick up passengers, TV Asahi reported.
There were 20 passengers on the bus at the time. Seven of them -- aged between 15 and 63 -- received light injuries.© Japan Today