A train on the JR Tokaido Line has derailed after colliding with a passenger car at a crossing in Aichi Prefecture, central Japan.
Police say the collision occurred on Thursday morning at a crossing in Anjo City, causing the first car of the 6-carriage train to go off the track.
The passenger car ran into a utility pole nearby, leaving its driver dead.
Around 280 passengers were on board the train. Several of them were taken to hospital after feeling sick.
The driver of the train was quoted by police as saying that the car entered the crossing after the barriers were lowered. He reportedly said he applied the brakes right away but it was too late.
Source: NHK Image: ANN