"Hato Bus" driver who caused the fatal accident was flu with high fever on December 5, 17:19
On the night of the 4th, the driver of the hire died in a collision with a hire where the tourist bus “Hato Bus” stopped in Shinjuku-ku, Tokyo. The Metropolitan Police Department is investigating the details of the fact that the bus driver had influenza and had a high fever at the time of the accident.
Around 6:30 pm on the 4th, the tourist bus “Hato Bus” in Nishi-Shinjuku, Shinjuku-ku, bumps into a higher car that has stopped, and travels for about 30 meters, and then hits a street light and stops. It was.
There were no passengers on the bus and hire, but the driver, Akio Miyazaki (52), died in this accident.
The 37-year-old driver who was driving the bus was arrested on the spot, but was released once and hospitalized for examination.
According to the Tokyo Metropolitan Police Department, as a result of the inspection, it was found that the driver was affected by the flu and had a high fever exceeding 38 degrees at the time of the accident.
The drive recorder on the bus showed that the driver's head was slowly shaking back and forth a few seconds before the accident occurred.
The Metropolitan Police Department is investigating the detailed situation of the accident.
Hato Bus “Deep Apology”
“Hato Bus” said, “I would like to express my sincere prayers to the deceased, and deeply apologize to the bereaved families. We will make every possible effort to ensure further safety measures and prevent accidents so that they do not occur. "
Kanto Transportation Bureau Audited at the head office
In response to a fatal accident, the Kanto Transportation Bureau of the Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism will audit the head office of the Hato Bus to see if there are any problems with the driver's work conditions.
The audit was conducted at the Hato Bus head office in Ota-ku, Tokyo.
According to the Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism, from around 11:00 am on the 5th, five inspectors from the Transportation Bureau listened to the company staff, and the working situation of the driver who caused the accident and the management system of the sales office, etc. Is to find out if there were any problems.
The audit is conducted in principle when a bus company causes a fatal accident, and the Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism says "I want to deal appropriately with problems."