A visually-impaired Paralympian was injured after being hit by a Toyota self-driving vehicle in the athletes’ village.
The Japanese automaker said Friday, it had suspended all self-driving e-Palette transportation pods at the Tokyo Paralympic Games village a day after the incident.
The collision left Kitazono with bruises on his head and body, but he was still conscious and could walk back to his residence. He was immediately rushed to a nearby medical centre after he collapsed due to the collision while on his way to the dining hall.
Endo said he is resting and eating without problems but is disappointed that he will miss the match on Saturday