Police in Fuefuki, Yamanashi Prefecture, have arrested a 65-year-old man on suspicion of dangerous driving resulting in injury after the car he was driving hit and seriously injured a 17-year-old boy on a bicycle and kept going.
According to police, the incident occurred at around 3:45 p.m. Friday, local broadcaster YBS reported. A pedestrian who witnessed the incident called 110 and said a boy had been knocked off his bike by a car and was bleeding from a head injury.
The boy, who lives in Hokuto and was on his way home from school, was taken to hospital and remained in a serious condition on Saturday, after suffering a pulmonary contusion, police said.
Police said Tatehiko Kaneko was arrested lat Saturday after an analysis of street surveillance camera footage identified his vehicle. Fragments from a vehicle were also found the scene and matched Kaneko's car which belongs to his workplace -- a hotel.
Police said Kaneko has admitted to the charge.
Editor: The story has been updated to report that a suspect has been arrested.© Japan Today