MATSUE, Shimane Pref. (Kyodo) A tractor-trailer rig Wednesday morning smashed through the guard rail on a bridge crossing the JR Sanin Line in Izumo, Shimane Prefecture, leaving the cab dangling over the tracks for 20 minutes.

The driver, Akihiro Hanasaki of Sakaiminato, Tottori Prefecture, was rescued without incident.

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