A tragic report coming out of Japan says that the driver of a Hakosuka Nissan Skyline has lost his life in a crash that saw the car burst into flames. According to TBS News, the collision occurred on the morning of July 25 near the Harada Town area of Onomichi City in Hiroshima Prefecture. News footage from the gruesome scene shows the Skyline and the kei car it collided with pushed up against a guardrail and everything but the steel parts burned away.
A translation of the news report posted to Datsmo says that the Hakosuka was “going too fast, spun, crossed into the oncoming lane and hit the kei.” A fire then engulfed both cars, but it’s not clear where it started. According to police the 45-year-old driver of the kei car was taken to the hospital with minor injuries, but the Skyline driver wasn’t so lucky. He was trapped in the car and died at the scene.
As for the car, it appears to have an L-series motor, so it’s not one of the 1,197 two-door Skyline GT-R models. Vehicularly speaking, while it wasn’t as heartbreaking as the Toyota 2000GT that was crushed by a tree, the loss of human life in this case makes it far more devastating. Stay safe out there, fellow travelers.