In an incident that has puzzled netizens (and probably onlookers too), a passing train in Kawagoe City, Saitama Prefecture hit an unattended car that suddenly rolled into the railway crossing after the female driver got out. There were no reported injuries, but the accident affected operations at the station.
At around 6:50 PM on Wednesday, a woman inexplicably walked out of her still running car while waiting for the barriers to come up at the Tobu Tojo line in Fujima. According to prefectural police, the car started to move towards the crossing, and when the 10-carriage train that was headed to Kawagoe entered, it hit the compact car, completely destroying it. Fortunately, there were no injuries reported, either to the woman or to the train passengers. Unfortunately, since the damage to the car was almost irreparable, the train line was suspended between Ikebukuro and Ogawamachi.
Netizens were incredulous as to why a woman would suddenly just get out of a car while the engine was still running, and in such a dangerous position as well. Some theorized that she either suddenly had to pee, or she desperately wanted something from a nearby vending machine, but forgot to put the hand brake on. Others joked that it was probably “terrorism” against those who were trying to get to work or school. One commenter even went so far as to think there was something wrong with the woman’s head, since a logical person wouldn’t act in such a way.
[ via Japan Crush ]
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