Elderly woman dies in traffic accident on Ie island

A 62-year-old self-employed man driving his car hit an elderly woman on a road in the Kawahira district of Ie Island on the morning of Feb. 2.

The woman, 80-year-old Kazuko Kinjo, was taken to a hospital unconscious, but she died five days later of  traumatic subarachnoid hemorrhage.

Motobu Police is investigating the cause of the accident suspecting the man failed to properly observe traffic safety regulations.