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Woman killed in 5-vehicle pile-up in Chiba


A woman truck driver was killed when her vehicle was rear-ended by a large truck on the Chiba Togane Expressway on Monday morning. The impact sent the woman’s truck into the back of another truck in front of her. Two other cars were caught up in the accident.

According to police, the accident occurred at around 6:30 a.m. in Wakaba Ward, Chiba City, Fuji TV reported. Traffic was at a standstill when the large truck, driven by a man in his 50s, slammed into the back of the smaller truck driven by the woman in her 20s. Her truck was destroyed in the impact with the truck in front of her. She was later declared dead at the scene.

The driver of the truck that rear-ended her suffered a broken leg. No one in the other vehicles was injured, police said.

Two lanes were closed to traffic after the accident until about 11:45 a.m.

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I can barely make out that wreckage. Poor woman.

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Looks like her load crashed through the cab.

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The large truck must have hit her at near full speed for there to be that much damage. I wonder what he was doing instead of preparing to stop. Texting? Pokemon Go? Dozing? Checking paperwork? Another Japanese cowboy trucker killer!

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Too many poor sleep-deprived truckers on the roads in Japan. By early morning some of them are weaving all over the road, barely able to stay awake. For old people yes, I agree, but we need automatic braking on trucks, first and foremost!!!

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RIP women driver. Looking at her vehicle can't imagine how horrible it must have been.

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Just read few weeks ago an article on this website talking about the top ranked overtime job in japan. Transport company were on the top

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May her family and friends be able to find closure and peace. Good god that looks awful. Am grateful for my loved ones safe at home tonight.

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It's looks as if the rear truck never saw the traffic in front of him.

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Situations like this make me very angry, someone else's stupidity destroying the lives of others. Years ago I was the victim of a similar accident in Colorado, though the results were not so devastating. Traffic had stopped, and a few seconds later a pickup truck slammed into the back of my car crunching the rear end and imprinting its license plate number into my bumper.

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I wonder if the truck driver will get the same punishment as the woman who killed someone on her bicycle - that is to say no punishment. Hopefully, the driver will be properly punished - as should anyone who takes another live (voluntarily or involuntarily.)

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Japanese news says the woman was in a "chu-gata" truck. Chu gata is 4 tons, much bigger than you would guess from the pictures of the wreckage. It must have been slammed very very hard. I guess the guy behind was slow to notice that the traffic had stopped.


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