The Tokyo Metropolitan Police Department has sent files to prosecutors on a former senior bureaucrat, related to suspicion of negligent driving resulting in deaths and injuries. The 88-year-old man was involved in a fatal car accident in April.
Kozo Iizuka drove his passenger car through pedestrian crossings in the Ikebukuro district, hitting 31-year-old Mana Matsunaga and her three-year-old daughter Riko who were riding on a bicycle. The two were killed and 10 others including the driver were injured.
A deadly collision between a truck and commuter train in Yokohama, near Tokyo, was caught on camera. Investigators say footage taken at the scene Thursday shows the driver struggling with his truck's steering wheel before entering the railway crossing.
The 67-year-old driver was killed when the express train smashed into his truck. Thirty-four others were injured.
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.