KANAGAWA (TR) – Two men were killed by an oncoming train at a crossing in Kawasaki City after one tried to save the other, reports TV Asahi (Apr. 15).
At around 9:00 a.m. on Saturday, the driver of an express train on the Keikyu Main Line express train bound for Misakiguchi Station struck the men, believed to be aged in their 50s and 70s, at a crossing near Hatchonawate Station.
According to Kanagawa Prefectural Police, the man in his 70s died shortly afterward while the other man was later confirmed dead at a hospital, NHK reported (Apr. 15).
Just prior to the accident, the elderly man was seen going past the barrier at the crossing and onto the tracks. The man in his 50s then tried to pull him back before the arrival of the train. The driver later said that he tried to apply the brakes but it was too late.