TOKYO (TR) – A man struck by an oncoming train and two commuters hit by his body were injured at a station in Chiyoda Ward at rush hour on Thursday, reports TBS News (Apr. 28).
At around 7:30 p.m., the man, 42, was struck by the front car of a Toei Shinjuku Line train at a platform at Jimbocho Station. The impact shattered a glass window and drove his body back onto the platform over a distance of up to 15 meters, striking two male commuters, believed to be aged in their 20s and 30s.
The man who struck the train suffered injuries to his chest. One of the commuters suffered a leg injury while the other showed symptoms of shock. All three persons are receiving treatment at a hospital.
According to TV Asahi (Apr. 28), the driver of the train said the man appeared to be “unsteady on his feet” prior to the impact.
Tokyo Metropolitan Police are now examining security camera footage in investigating the incident.
The incident caused delays on the Shinjuku Line that lasted for about one hour.