A woman dies in a multi-storey parking lot to send documents to her husband in his 70s.
In May, a woman in her 70s died in a mechanical multi-storey parking lot in an apartment building in Tokyo, sandwiched between a stand and a passageway. The Metropolitan Police Department will send documents to her husband in his 70s on suspicion of gross negligence manslaughter on the 4th, as pressing the operation button on the parking lot even though the woman was in the car led to the accident.
In May, a 72-year-old woman was found collapsed in a mechanical multi-story parking lot in an apartment building in Setagaya Ward, Tokyo, and died at the hospital where she was transported.
When the Metropolitan Police department checked the security camera footage on the premises, it was found that the 71-year-old husband who got out of the car earlier had pressed the operation button of the parking lot immediately after the woman put the car in the parking lot.
When the button is pressed, the stand on which the car is placed starts to move just below, and it is a mechanism that is stored in the basement, and according to investigators, the woman was caught in the head between the stand and the passageway that began to move when she tried to get out of the car.
The Metropolitan Police Department will send documents to her husband on suspicion of gross negligence manslaughter on the 4th, as pressing the operation button without confirming the woman was in the car, which led to the accident.
My husband was drunk at the time, so he told me that he didn’t remember.
a series of fatal accidents in a multi-storey parking lot
According to the Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism, there have been at least 43 accidents in mechanical multi-storey parking lots nationwide since 2007, and 13 people, including children, have died.
Eight of them died because the machine was activated while in the parking lot, as in this accident.
In the multi-story parking lot of an apartment building in Hanamaki City, Iwate Prefecture, a four-year-old boy died in 2012 after being caught between a stand and a wall to put his car on.
In many cases, the user did not notice that there was a person inside and pressed the operation button, which led to the accident.
In response to this situation, the Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism formulated new guidelines in 2014 and called on manufacturers and other manufacturers to strengthen measures to prevent accidents, such as the introduction of safety devices.
According to the “Multi-story Parking Industry Association” of the industry group, the sensor senses the movement of the person in the latest multi-story parking lot, and the machine does not operate even if the button is pressed while it is inside.
On the other hand, since there are many parking lots that have not yet been taken measures, organizations are calling attention to users by publishing videos on their websites that summarize the operation procedures.