Driving License of Man, 87, to Be Revoked after Fatal Accident

Society

Tokyo, May 31 (Jiji Press)--The Tokyo Metropolitan Public Safety Commission on Friday decided to revoke the driving license of a man, 87, whose runaway car hit and killed a woman, 31, and her three-year-old daughter in Tokyo in April.

The commission set a hearing for Friday morning to learn what the man, Kozo Iizuka, would say about his suspected offense. But he did not appear, citing bad legs, according to the Metropolitan Police Department of the Japanese capital.

Iizuka's license will be canceled after he or his proxy takes related procedures.

On the early afternoon on April 19, Iizuka's car went through a red light and ran out of control for about 150 meters in the busy Ikebukuro district in Tokyo, killing the mother and the girl, and injuring nine people. Iizuka also suffered injuries.

The police believe that Iizuka mistakenly kept pressing his car's accelerator.

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