TOKYO, Nov. 21 (Xinhua) — Nine folks suffered accidents after a automotive in Japan’s southwestern prefecture of Fukuoka plowed into a gaggle of pedestrians on Tuesday morning, in keeping with native media experiences.
According to the prefectural police, a mini car drove uncontrolled for a number of dozen meters on the alternative facet of the street and hit a number of pedestrians. All 9 injured have been taken to the hospital, together with seven highschool college students, one grownup male, and the male driver.
One feminine highschool pupil was quickly unconscious, however not one of the accidents have been life-threatening.
The accident came about at round 8 a.m. close to an intersection with no visitors gentle on a prefectural street roughly 100 meters west of Umi Station on the JR Kashii Line.
According to close by residents, the street serves as a commuter route for a highschool, and 7 injured college students have been all from Fukuoka Prefectural Umi Commercial High School, the place lessons have been canceled on Tuesday.
Following the accident, aerial footage from nationwide broadcaster NHK confirmed seen injury to the entrance of the automotive, which hit a wall and stopped.
The 66-year-old male driver was arrested on-site for negligent driving inflicting harm however was later launched for medical therapy, with the main points nonetheless below investigation, in keeping with the police.