Arcade rooms are still very common in every Japanese city, although today they are an experience in decline, both in popularity and in profits. The past august 2020 Sega closed one of its most famous arcade rooms in Akihabara, as they followed in many other places in Japan.
Unfortunately, the coronavirus pandemic It has wreaked havoc and in November of last year Sega itself announced its abandonment. And, as if all this were not enough, the tragedy continues to feed on these gambling halls, although this time not connected with more news similar to those of before. Now a car has taken center stage with a hiroshima arcade, luckily no victims.
Passing 9 p.m. on June 3, a sedan crashed into Sega World in Ujina, an enjoy south of Hiroshima. The driver was identified as a 20-year-old male and in the car there were 4 other passengers, all young men between 15 and 20 years old. Fortunately, neither driver nor passengers, as well as no one outside the car, he was hurt.
Almost the entire arcade was empty at that timePerhaps due to a combination of the late hours with the rainy weather, but the news does show the quality of the accident. Local authorities are still investigating the cause of the accident, which damaged almost the entire front window of the center and broke many others.
The suspicious police that, as it was raining a lot, a mixture of high speed and loss of control of the vehicle due to the wet pavement caused all this; It has not been said if the driver will be blamed for destruction of private property. In an interview with Fuji News Network TV, a witness to the accident described the sound of the car as one of the arcade games.
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It was announced on Twitter that the Sega World in question would close its doors indefinitely on June 4, but without clarifying if it would reopen.
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