Car plows convenience store in Aichi, injuring 5

A car crashed into the front of a convenience store in Toyokawa, Aichi Prefecture, on Monday, injuring five people.

According to police, the accident occurred at about 10:30 a.m. TBS reported that the car, driven by a 75-year-old man, pulled into the parking lot of a Lawson store and ran into the glass entrance, injuring three people inside the store, the driver and his passenger.

The driver was quoted by police as saying he mistakenly pressed the accelerator instead of the brake, TBS reported.

Semi-trailer goes on highway rampage without driver behind the wheel

A semi-trailer sped along a highway without a driver for 1.2 kilometers in Shijonawate, Osaka, on Tuesday morning.

Police said the truck traveled along the shoulder of the highway, crashing into cars, before colliding with the guardrail and coming to a halt, TV Asahi reported Wednesday.

The driver of one car sustained a broken finger when his car was hit by the truck. Police said this was the only injury reported in the incident.

The 67-year-old driver of the semi-trailer was quoted by police as saying that he didn’t properly apply the handbrake when he left his vehicle.