A crane truck overturned, pinning three cars under it, killing one person and seriously injuring another.
TOKYO – A crane truck overturned in Shinagawa Ward, Tokyo, pinning three vehicles under it, killing the driver of a trapped van and seriously injuring a truck driver.
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At around 10:00 a.m. today, a crane truck lost its balance and overturned while carrying an excavator at a construction site for a nursing home in Shinagawa Ward, and three construction vehicles, a van, a truck, and a light van, were pinned under it.
I thought, “What was that? The kids upstairs were talking about how it shook (the house).”
A male driver in his 50s was trapped inside a van and a truck. The driver of the van was pronounced dead on the spot, while the driver of the truck sustained serious injuries, including a broken bone in his right leg.
The Metropolitan Police Department has interviewed the male driver of the crane truck and is investigating the cause of the overturn with a view to suspecting professional negligence resulting in death or injury.
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