Woman in wheelchair killed after falling onto tracks in front of train


A 35-year-old woman in a wheelchair was killed when she fell off a platform onto the tracks and was hit by a train in Tsu, Mie prefecture, on Friday night.

The incident occurred at Hisai Station on the Kintetsu Nagoya line at around 9:45 p.m. Fuji TV reported that the woman was taken to hospital where she was pronounced dead about an hour later.

According to police, just before the incident, a station employee offered to help her board a train but she told him it wasn't necessary because she was traveling with others.

During the next 25 minutes, two trains arrived and departed, but the woman did not attempt to board either of them. Shortly after, witnesses saw the woman's wheelchair suddenly go over the edge and fall onto the tracks.

Police said they have not yet determined whether the incident was an accident or suicide.

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I would say "accident". I spent about a year in one... those things are tricky! The first week I was in one it was all about learning not to tip it over... I also had a habit of "refusing help" when I more than likely needed it.

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sounds like suicide. the timing is too coincidental...

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suicide i guess

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What were the 'others' doing when this woman fell onto the tracks? If we find out there weren't any other people with her then I say it was a suicide. Either way, it is pretty sad.

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Sad indeed. Accident or not RIP.

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Poor woman. .I dont know he but i feel for her. RIP.

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They see me rollin'

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They should be able to determine from CCTV no?

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