Police in Tokyo have arrested the 51-year-old driver of a small truck that hit and killed a 4-year-old boy outside a supermarket on Friday.
According to police, the incident occurred at around 12:30 p.m. in Arakawa Ward, Fuji TV reported. The boy had been at the supermarket with his mother. As they were exiting the store, the boy ran ahead and was hit by the truck turning left onto a ramp going up to the multilevel parking area.
The boy was taken to hospital where he died of his injuries at around 3 p.m.
Police said the truck driver, Katsuyoshi Shishido, has been arrested on suspicion of dangerous driving resulting in death. He had come to the store to pick up items for recycling.© Japan Today