Police in Shiroi, Chiba Prefecture, said Sunday they have arrested a 23-year-old man over reckless driving resulting in death after he hit and killed a 3-year-old boy at a multilevel parking garage.
According to police, the incident occurred at around 8:30 p.m. Saturday. TBS reported that the boy, identified as Rui Shimoda, was with three members of his family when he ran ahead down the slope toward the basemen of the parking garage, and was hit by a car driven by Yuta Tsuchibayashi.
The boy was taken to hospital with severe head injuries and was pronounced dead a short time later.
Tsuchibayashi was quoted by police as saying he hit the boy as he turned left, but said the boy seemed to come out of nowhere.© Japan Today