Friday, April 13, 2012

Epileptic should not be allowed to drive...here's why?


Three men and five women were killed and at least nine people were injured Thursday after a minivan crashed into pedestrians on a street in Kyoto's historic Gion district, police and firefighters said.

First responders: Paramedics help people injured by a rampaging minivan at a busy intersection in the historic Gion district in Higashiyama Ward, Kyoto, on Thursday. KYODO

The police confirmed the driver was among the eight fatalities. He was identified as Shingo Fujisaki, 30, from Nishikyo Ward, Kyoto....

Police are treating the accident as a case of negligent driving resulting in death and injury. They plan to autopsy the driver to determine his cause of death and mental condition at the time. Kyodo News learned from Fujisaki's family that he had a history of epilepsy. Police said they will carefully look into any link between his condition and the accident.