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Woman Admits Endangering Train Traffic with Bicycles on Fukuoka Railway

In a court case in Fukuoka Prefecture’s Itoshima City, a woman admitted to charges of repeatedly placing bicycles on JR railway tracks, endangering train traffic. Ayaka Saito, 28, who is unemployed, acknowledged the charges against her, including endangering the safety of trains, according to the prosecution. The prosecution claimed that Saito had built up dissatisfaction and resentment due to difficulty forming human relationships and placed the bicycle on the tracks to derail the train. Her motive seems to be a desire to seek revenge against society for her personal issues. The incident occurred in August of last year when Saito repeatedly placed a bicycle on the tracks of the JR Chikuhi Line in Itoshima City. A passerby noticed the bicycle and moved it, but Saito allegedly returned to the scene and placed the bicycle back on the tracks. A train collided with the bicycle on that day. Source: RKB

Woman Admits Endangering Train Traffic with Bicycles on Fukuoka Railway

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Published: Mar 8, 2023 / Last Updated: Mar 8, 2023

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