Police in Ichinomiya, Aichi Prefecture, said Thursday they have arrested a 26-year-old man on suspicion of dangerous driving resulting in injury after the vehicle he was driving hit a 12-year-old boy.
The incident occurred at around 3:30 p.m. on Wednesday, NHK reported. Police said the boy was walking on a crossing at an intersection with no traffic lights when he was hit by a small truck turning right. The boy was taken to hospital where he remained in a coma on Thursday due to severe head injuries.
The truck driver, Yuto Watanabe, who works in the construction industry, has admitted to hitting the boy and was quoted by police as saying he didn't notice him at the time.© Japan Today