CHIBA -- Two high school bicycle racers have died
after crashing into an illegally parked car here during a training session, police said.
Police are poised to send an investigation report to prosecutors accusing the 31-year-old driver of the car of illegally parking the vehicle.
Tetsuya Sudo, 17, and Takumi Takahashi, 18, both members of the bicycle race club at Chiba Prefectural Keiyo Industrial High School, were riding their bicycles during a training session on Thursday afternoon when they crashed into a parked car on a municipal road in Mihama-ku, Chiba, local police said.
They died from massive injuries they sustained to their bodies. They were to represent Chiba Prefecture in the national high school athletic meet's bicycle race event. (Mainichi)