19 injured in Japan expressway pileup

Kyodo News

Posted at Jan 27 2022 04:08 PM

Nineteen people were injured on Thursday after a pileup involving 12 vehicles on an expressway in Chiba Prefecture near Tokyo amid a dense fog advisory, local authorities said.

Local police received a call around 8 a.m. reporting a multiple-vehicle crash in thick fog on the Metropolitan Inter-City Expressway in Kisarazu city. The police suspect the fog may have caused the accident.

The pileup occurred on a section of the expressway with a single lane in each direction.