A train and a car collided in central Japan (search) on Wednesday, seriously injuring the vehicle's driver, police said.

The minivan had edged on to the tracks at a rail crossing in Yokohama, south of Tokyo (search), and hit the privately run Sagami Railway Co. (search) train as it was passing by, a Kanagawa prefecture (state) police spokesman said on condition of anonymity.

The car's driver was seriously injured and was taken to a nearby hospital, he said.

The incident comes just two days after a train in western Japan derailed and slammed into an apartment building, killing at least 91 and injuring over 450. Monday's accident near the western city of Osaka was Japan's worst train wreck in four decades.