A man and his two children died Friday when the car they were traveling in was rear-ended by a 10-ton truck on the Isewangan Expressway in Aichi Prefecture.
According to police, the accident occurred at about 5 a.m. NTV quoted police as saying a family of four were traveling in a rental car when the vehicle developed a problem. The father suddenly pulled over at which point it was hit from behind by the truck.
Police said a two-year-old boy and a 3-month-old baby girl sitting in child seats in the back and their 31-year-old father suffered extensive injuries and were pronounced dead in hospital. A fourth passenger, the children's 30-year-old mother, suffered neck injuries, police said.
Police are questioning the drive to see if he was speeding and whether to charge him with negligent driving resulting in death. He was quoted by police as saying he couldn't see clearly in front of him, NTV reported.© Japan Today