Hiroshi Kobayashi was involved in a minor car accident. The incident took place on August 13 at around 6:28pm on a general road in Kanazawa, Yokohama. Kobayashi and an oncoming car each stopped to give the other right of way. Both cars then moved forward and hit each other.
The Yokohama Bay Stars issued an apology and said they will do what they can to make sure similar accidents do not happen again in the future.