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Woman killed after car hit by train on crossing in Saga

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A 29-year-old woman was killed when her car was hit by a train on a crossing in Ogi, Saga Prefecture, police said Sunday.

According to police, the incident occurred at around 5:50 p.m. Saturday on a crossing on the JR Nagasaki Line near Kubota Station. Fuji TV reported that the driver of the car, Miki Fukuzaki, was taken to hospital with extensive injuries but died about two hours later.

Police quoted the driver of the train as saying he saw the car on the crossing and applied the emergency brake but couldn’t stop in time. The impact sent the car into a rice paddy.

There were about 70 people on the train but no injuries were reported among them, police said.

There are no crossing gates or alarm at the site and police are trying to determine why the car was stopped on the crossing.

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There are no crossing gates or alarm at the site and police are trying to determine why the car was stopped on the crossing.

Maybe because there are no crossing gates or alarms??? Nobody ever thought this would be a safety concern?

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Maybe because there are no crossing gates or alarms??? Nobody ever thought this would be a safety concern?

That wouldn't explain why it was stopped.

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That wouldn't explain why it was stopped.

But if she heard alarm and saw the gate coming down, maybe she might have abandoned the car to safe herself

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If I lived in an area (or was even just passing THROUGH), you could / can be SURE I would be looking up and down the track(s) for trains. "But that's just ME; I'm just SAYIN' ".

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