An 11-year-old boy died on Thursday after he was hit by a taxi at an intersection in Chiba City. The 57-year-old driver was arrested at the scene for negligent driving causing injury, but police said they will upgrade the charge to negligent driving causing death.
The fifth-grade elementary school boy crossed the Midori Ward intersection on his bicycle at about 5.50 p.m. when he was hit by the taxi coming from the left. The boy suffered severe head injuries and was rushed to hospital but was pronounced dead about four hours later.
The taxi driver, Yoshikazu Matsuzaki, 57, called police straight after the accident and told them the traffic light was green, and so he went straight ahead. He added he never saw the boy until right before the collision.
Police said the boy lived nearby, and had gone out of the house by himself.© Wire reports