2 elderly people die after car hit by train in Hiroshima

HIROSHIMA —

Two elderly people were killed after the car they were riding in was hit by a train on a crossing in Hiroshima on Saturday morning.

According to police the accident occurred just after 9 a.m. on a crossing on the JR Keibi Line in Asakita Ward. TBS reported that a two-carriage train bound for Miyoshi hit the car, killing the 62-year-old woman driver and and 81-year-old man in the back seat. A 75-year-old woman in the front passenger seat was seriously injured and remains in a coma, police said.

There were no injuries among the train passengers, police said, adding they have not yet determined the cause of the collision.

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    CrazyJoe

    This particular railroad crossing is called (Class 4) in Japan. It has neither warning signals nor crossing gates.

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    FightingViking

    @CrazyJoe

    In other words : An accident waiting to happen...

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    Elbuda Mexicano

    So sad! Poor old folk! What the hell are they thinking down there in Hiroshima?? FIX that stupid train crossing NOW!!

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    Raymond Chuang

    This is a case where because the crossing had no warning signals or crossing gates, the driver should have stopped the car and looked both ways to make sure a train isn't coming down the tracks. And the this part of the JR West Geibi Line isn't exactly a quiet line, either--there are a lot of passenger trains going to Miyoshi through this line from Hiroshima (I believe Miyoshi is a "bedroom community" of Hiroshima of sorts).

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