Rider in serious condition after crashing into taxi

Shun Hirata, a university student from Naha City crashed into a taxi on Hwy 58 at the Isa Intersection at Isa district in Ginowan City at 23:20 on May 2.

Hirata who drove a motorcycle suffered a broken cervical spine, subarachnoid bleeding and fell unconscious after the crash. He was taken to a hospital where he remains in a serious condition. According to Ginowan Police, Hirata drove the motorcycle from Oyama towards Chatan, and passed from the left a row of cars that had stopped in a traffic light at the intersection.

The taxi came from Chatan and was making a right turn onto Ginowan Bypass when the motorcycle crashed into it. Ginowan Police is still investigating the cause of the accident.