A woman in her 20s died after she was hit by four trucks as she walked along an expressway in Koka, Shiga Prefecture, police said Sunday.
According to police, the incident occurred at around 10 p.m. Saturday on the Shin-Meishin Expressway. Sankei Shimbun reported that the woman apparently got out of a car being driven by a male acquaintance in his 30s and was walking along the expressway near the Koka Tsuchiyama Interchange when she was hit from behind by at least four trucks one after the other.
The woman was taken to hospital where she was pronounced dead.
Police are questioning the woman's acquaintance over why she got out of his car.
None of the truck drivers said they saw the woman on the expressway.
Police said traffic was delayed for about eight hours on the expressway after the accident.© Japan Today