Police in Sapporo have arrested an unemployed 60-year-old man on suspicion of dangerous driving resulting in death after he hit and killed a 10-year-old boy.
According to police, the incident occurred at around 2:45 p.m. Wednesday in Nishi Ward. Kyodo News quoted police as saying the boy was riding a bicycle when he was hit at an intersection by a car driven by Kei Kaneko.
Immediately after hitting the boy, Kaneko called 110. The boy was taken to hospital where he was pronounced dead due to severe head injuries.
Police said the intersection has no traffic lights, and there is no crossing, either. Local media quoted local residents as saying buildings on all four corners of the intersection make it hard to see vehicles approaching.© Japan Today