Police: Truck Driver Struggled To Make Turns


Police: Truck driver struggled to make turns

Investigators say the driver of a truck involved in a deadly collision with a train in Yokohama struggled to make a right turn before it entered a rail crossing from a narrow road parallel to the tracks.

The truck driver died and 33 people were injured when the express train crashed into the truck near Kanagawa-shinmachi Station on the Keikyu Line on Thursday.

Police say a camera installed at the rail crossing shows the driver turning the steering wheel in one direction and then the other many times, and at one time trying to make a wide turn.

They say the driver took longer than normal to make the turn shortly before the crossing gate came down and the vehicle became stuck.