Police in Konosu, Saitama Prefecture, said Sunday they have arrested the 22-year-old driver of a car that hit and killed a 4-year-old boy in a parking lot.
According to police, the incident occurred at around 6:50 p.m. Saturday in the car park outside an apartment block. NTV reported that the child, Mikihiro Sekizuka, was with his mother when he walked ahead of her and was hit by the car driven by company employee Yuki Hasegawa. Police said Hasegawa was turning left into the parking lot when he hit the boy.
The boy sustained head injuries and was taken to hospital where he was pronounced dead.
Police said Hasegawa, who said he didn't notice the boy, has been charged with reckless driving resulting in death.© Japan Today