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Chiganoura-beya car accident

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3 rikishi age 19 to 39 and the driving gyoji in his 20s from Chiganoura-beya got injured when their car rammed a car going in the same direction. The accident happened in Taito ward, where the heya is located. A 54 year old woman in the other car got injured as well. All injuries are light according to Jiji and NHK - Kyodo tells of light to major ones.

With video: http://www3.nhk.or.jp/news/html/20160605/k10010547071000.html

http://www.sponichi.co.jp/sports/news/2016/06/05/kiji/K20160605012726750.html

appeared on YouTube by now

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WGMh9eAuIKY

JNN tells that actually 6 were in the 6 seat car, the rikishi makushita, on the way to the wedding of a friend. After contact with the other car they rammed the pole of a traffic light.

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Proper ANN news, with a comment from the oyakata.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W7cV6ZzE9s8

The 39y old is a former rikishi, he and the gyoji have major but not life threatening injuries, the 19y old and one in his 20s light injuries.

3 rikishi age 19 to 39 and the driving gyoji in his 20s from Chiganoura-beya got injured when their car rammed a car going in the same direction. The accident happened in Taito ward, where the heya is located. A 54 year old woman in the other car got injured as well. All injuries are light according to Jiji and NHK - Kyodo tells of light to major ones.

JNN tells that actually 6 were in the 6 seat car, the rikishi makushita, on the way to the wedding of a friend. After contact with the other car they rammed the pole of a traffic light.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pIrwJnfcMfI Edited by Akinomaki
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The 39y old is a former rikishi, he and the gyoji have major but not life threatening injuries, the 19y old and one in his 20s light injuries.

I wonder if he's from Chiganoura-beya? If he's 39 he'd have to have been born in 1976-1977, and SumoDB doesn't list any retired Chiganoura rikishi born during those years.

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The driver was Jonidan gyoji Kimura Masatoshi. I believe he suffered only minor injuries along with Masunoyama, Masunosho, Tsubomi and Masuminoru. The unidentified former rikishi suffered a fracture of some kind.

Masutoo standing near the car:

Chiganoura_car.jpg

The wedding they were travelling to was that of the heya's sewanin, Tochinoyama. Here's one shot from that:

Tochinoyama.jpg

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The driver was Jonidan gyoji Kimura Masatoshi.

He was old enough to drive?!!?

The lower-ranked gyoji all look like they're about 12 years old to me.

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