A woman in her 60s ice skating in Aomori Prefecture was hit by a child and fell down, hitting her head. She was taken to hospital where she died.
The incident, which occurred at around 1:10 p.m. on Jan 2 at an ice skating rink in Nagane Park, Hachinohe, was revealed to the media on Tuesday, Fuji TV reported. The rink posted a sign asking for information about the child or anyone who saw the collision.
The woman was hit from behind by the child, and fell to the ice hitting the back of her head severely. She was given first aid, and then taken to hospital but her condition deteriorated and she died.
A Hachinohe City official said it is the first time for the ice skating rink to experience a fatality, and on the day of the accident, the rink had around 300 visitors.
The woman was not wearing a helmet at the time of the accident, and the skating rink is taking measures to increase the number of announcements reminding skaters to wear helmets.© Japan Today