Police in Nagoya have arrested a 23-year-old man on suspicion of dangerous driving resulting in death after he hit and killed a one-year-old boy on Sunday.
According to police, the incident occurred at around 6:15 p.m. in Chikusa Ward, while the boy was walking home with his parents along a narrow road, Fuji TV reported. The car had just pulled out of a parking lot when it hit the child.
The road was only 5.8 meters wide, with no center line and no sidewalk. The boy’s mother said she took her eyes off her son who was walking behind her just a few seconds before the car hit him.
The boy, Sonosuke Hosoe, was taken to hospital with severe head injuries but died shortly after arrival.
The driver of the car, Juriki Imanishi, was arrested at the scene of the accident. He was quoted as saying he didn’t see the toddler in from of him.© Japan Today