A taxi driver in his 60s died on the morning of the 12th in an accident in Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo, where a taxi crashed into a sidewalk, killing a woman in her 70s and seriously injuring four people, including elementary school students. Interviews with investigators revealed that the cause of death was subarachnoid hemorrhage.

The Metropolitan Police Department is investigating the connection with the accident.

On the 11th, at the intersection of Uchibori-dori in Kudanminami, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo, a taxi hit a bicycle running on the side of the road and then plunged into the sidewalk, killing a 73-year-old woman and killing a 9-year-old elementary school girl. A total of four men and women, including men and women, were seriously injured.



In addition, driver Hitoshi Yamamoto (64) of Suginami-ku, Tokyo, who was driving a taxi and was unconscious, died on the morning of the 12th, but the cause of death was subarachnoid hemorrhage, according to investigators. I found out in the interview.



According to the Tokyo Metropolitan Police Department, the taxi remained stopped even when the traffic light turned green at that time, and it was thought that the taxi started suddenly when the car behind it honked, once ran out of the overtaking lane, and then plunged into the sidewalk on the left side. increase.



After that, it collided with a roadside tree about 100 meters away and stopped, but there was no trace of braking.



The Metropolitan Police Department is investigating the link to the accident, including whether the driver had a chronic illness.

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