A 16-year-old boy riding a motorbike was killed after he was rear-ended by a car driven by a friend in Kobe on Wednesday morning.
According to police, the incident occurred in Kita Ward at around 1:30 a.m. Sankei quoted police as saying that Yasuhiro Sanada was riding a motorbike when he was hit from behind by a car driven by his friend, Toshiyuki Kitada, a 20-year-old company employee.
Police have arrested Kitada for reckless driving resulting in death.
Kitada was quoted by police as saying that he and three friends, as well as Sanada were joyriding on their way to a dam in nearby Miki City. He told police that he was following Sanada when for some reason, Sanada braked suddenly, and he was unable to avoid rear-ending him.
Sanada was taken to hospital where he was pronounced dead.© Japan Today