Car crashes into fire station in Tokyo, leaving one pedestrian dead

June, 6

A car driven by a man in his 80s crashed into a fire station in Machida City in western Tokyo, leaving one person dead.

The accident took place at around 4:30 p.m. on Monday.

The car is believed to have mounted a sidewalk from the road, hitting a pedestrian. It then crashed into the wall of the Machida fire station.

The pedestrian, who appeared to be an elderly man, was rushed to a hospital but confirmed dead about an hour later.

The driver suffered minor injuries to his hands.

The Tokyo Fire Department says operations at the station have not been affected by the accident. Police are investigating.