Police said Monday they have arrested the 78-year-old driver of a car that struck and killed a six-year-old boy in the parking lot of a chicken farm in Nishitomioka, Kanagawa Prefecture.
According to police, the incident occurred at around 11 a.m. on Sunday. TBS quoted police as saying that the boy, identified as Yuki Takakuwa, had gone to the farm with his grandparents to buy eggs. Police said he was hit by the car that suddenly accelerated without warning. The boy was taken to hospital but died about two hours later, police said.
Police said the driver of the car, Isao Ito, was charged with involuntary manslaughter. He was quoted as saying that he mistakenly pressed the accelerator instead of the brake.© Japan Today