A man who lost his wife and daughter in a Tokyo car accident involving an elderly driver expressed his deep sorrow Wednesday for being deprived of the family's future and called on people to reconsider whether they should drive if safety cannot be ensured.

"I had believed I would watch my daughter grow up and become an adult, and that I would spend the rest of my days together with my wife until the end of our natural lives," the 32-year-old man said at a news conference in Tokyo, while asking not to be named. "Our future was lost in the blink of an eye."

The man's wife, Mana Matsunaga, 31, and their daughter, Riko, 3, were killed Friday when a car driven by 87-year-old Kozo Iizuka ignored red traffic signals and rammed into their bicycle, while also hitting others, before crashing into a garbage truck 150 meters down the road.