• Kyodo


Osaka police are investigating whether a medical issue incapacitated the driver of a car that mowed down people on a sidewalk in the city the previous day, killing himself, a pedestrian and injuring eight others, a source close to the investigation said Friday.

The driver, 51-year-old Atsushi Ohashi, was confirmed dead after the incident, which occurred in front of a complex of hotels and shops on the north side of JR Osaka Station around midday Thursday.

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