A woman died after being hit by a train while trying to help an elderly man who had fallen on the tracks in Kanagawa Prefecture on Tuesday morning.
According to police and witnesses, the incident occurred at 11:30 a.m. at a crossing on the JR Yokohama Line near Nakayama and Kamoi stations. NTV quoted witnesses as saying that the man, 74, stumbled and fell on the tracks as he was walking on the crossing. Police said that after the barriers came down, Natsue Murata, 40, who was waiting at the crossing in her car, rushed onto the tracks to help the man but as she was helping him up, she was hit by an oncoming train.
Police said Murata died at the scene while the man was taken to hospital with head and back injuries and is in a stable condition.
The driver of the train was quoted by police as saying he couldn't stop the train in time.© Japan Today