On the morning of the 1st, a passenger car of the Yamagata Shinkansen came into contact with a railroad crossing in Takahata Town, Yamagata Prefecture, but no one was injured.
According to police, a man driving a passenger car said, "The barrier was hard to see due to the snowstorm, and I stepped on the brakes, but I couldn't make it in time."
According to JR East and others, before 10 am on the 1st, at a railroad crossing in Takahata-cho, a vehicle on the Yamagata Shinkansen and a passenger car that entered by pushing a barrier were in contact.
In this accident, the Yamagata Shinkansen stopped driving for nearly two hours on the up and down lines between Yonezawa Station and Yamagata Station to inspect the trains, but no one was injured.
The site is a railroad crossing near JR Takahata Station, and according to police, a man in his 40s who was driving a passenger car said, "It was difficult to see the barrier due to the snowstorm, and I stepped on the brakes, but I could not make it in time." is.
Police are investigating the cause of the accident, assuming that a passenger car accidentally entered a railroad crossing due to poor visibility due to a snowstorm.