Video shows minivan’s wild ride

Kyodo

The minivan involved in a fatal accident Thursday in Kyoto’s Gion entertainment district was videotaped passing other vehicles on a narrow road at high speed shortly before the crash.

The footage, released Sunday, was taken from a taxi near the accident site.

Police are investigating whether the driver, Shingo Fujisaki, who had been receiving treatment for epilepsy, was conscious when the vehicle rammed into pedestrians, killing seven and leaving Fujisaki dead. An investigator who saw the video said the minivan dodged other vehicles and pedestrians “in a remarkable way” while possibly going more than 60 kph and “it seems the driver was controlling the wheel.”