A 2-year-old girl died in a probable hit-and-run on Tuesday after she was hit by a car as she was walking across a street at a pedestrian crossing in Yokohama City, police said.
Police said the girl, Sara Onishi, was walking behind her mother, Mona, 38, at around 11.40 a.m. at a crossing in Nishi Ward, when a car turning right hit Sara and failed to stop at the scene. She was rushed to hospital but was pronounced dead about an hour later.
Police said the woman and her daughter had just attended an event at a nearby kindergarten, and were on their way home when Sara was hit by the car. An eyewitness told police that the woman was walking ahead of her daughter when the incident occurred. He said the girl was screaming but then suddenly became silent.
There were no brake marks left on the road and police are considering the possibility that the driver did not notice the girl before hitting her. They are continuing their search for the driver and vehicle.© News reports