3 killed, 4 injured in car accident involving 83-yr-old driver
Three people were killed and four injured in a traffic accident in Kishiwada, Osaka Prefecture, on Monday night, police said Tuesday.
According to police, the accident took place at around 6 p.m. at an intersection on Route 40 when the 83-year-old driver of a car containing six passengers attempted to turn right and was hit by an oncoming truck, TV Asahi reported.
Police said three passengers were killed at the time of the collision, two women in their 70s and one 82-year-old man. Four others are reported to have sustained injuries, some of them serious.
Police have arrested the car’s elderly driver, identified as Tsutae Takamoto, and are questioning him to find out what happened.