A one-year-old girl died on Monday night after she was hit by a car on the street in front of her house in Saitama earlier in the day.
According to police, the child, identified as Chisa Kawahara, went outside with her mother who was putting the garbage out for collection on the sidewalk at about 10 a.m., TV Asahi reported. She apparently strayed onto the street and was hit by a car driven by Masatsugu Saito, 65.
Chisa was taken to hospital with head injuries and died at about 10 p.m., police said.
Saito, who was arrested by police, was quoted as saying he wasn't speeding and that he didn't see anyone on the street, but knew immediately that he had hit something, TV Asahi reported.
Police have charged him with vehicular manslaughter.© Japan Today