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Car-truck crash kills one in Okinawa City

Date Posted: 2007-11-12

A head-on collision between a small automobile and a heavy truck claimed the life of a 75-year-old man in Okinawa Cityís Noborikawa area Saturday afternoon.
Police say both vehicles were traveling the winding two-lane road near Camp Shields on the Kurashiki Dam side. Investigators say the truck, traveling about 40kph, came around a curve in his lane and saw the car approaching. The truck driver told police he tried to stop, but couldnít, slamming into the car head-on.
The car crashed into the truck, then went underneath, severing the elderly car driverís leg. Authorities say the elderly man was taken to a nearby hospital, where he died of blood loss. The truck driver was not injured.

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