Car being chased by police slams into another vehicle, killing driver
A car being pursued by a police car crashed into another car at an intersection in Asahikawa, Hokkaido, killing the woman driver, police said Sunday.
According to police, the chase started at about 11:50 Saturday night. Police spotted a car exceeding the speed limit and gave chase, Fuji TV reported. The car, which witnesses said was doing more than 100 km per hour, approached an intersection with no traffic lights and slammed into a light car being driven by a nurse.
The nurse, identified as Yukari Shimizu, 53, was taken to hospital where she was pronounced dead. The 38-year-old male driver of the car being pursued suffered injuries but his life is not in danger, police said, adding he will be arrested once he has recovered.