An 89-year-old woman in a motorized wheelchair died after she was hit by a small truck in Kudoyama, Wakayama Prefecture.
According to police, the incident occurred at around 7:40 p.m. Friday. Sankei Shimbun reported that the woman was on her way home from shopping when she was hit from behind by the truck, driven by a 75-year-old man, about 500 meters from her home.
The truck driver was quoted by police as saying the woman was driving her wheelchair on the left of the lane when she suddenly veered over to the right and into his path.
The woman was taken to hospital with severe head injuries but died shortly after arrival.© Japan Today