A 29-year-old man has been arrested on suspicion of reckless driving resulting in injury after the car he was driving hit three elementary school students Fujisawa City, Kanagawa Prefecture, on Wednesday. The driver, Yu Okajima, kept going but was arrested shortly afterwards.
According to police, the three students were heading to class at around 8:30 a.m. when they were hit by the car as they were cross an intersection, Fuji TV reported. The children were taken to hospital with minor injuries.
A motorcyclist, who was waiting at the same traffic light, pursued the vehicle and notified a nearby police officer. Police arrested Okajima s short distance away.
Police said Okajima has admitted to the charge and quoted him as saying, “I was just staring at the traffic light and not paying attention. When I hit the children, I suddenly panicked and drove away.”
Police said Okajima was driving under the influence of alcohol.© Japan Today