Police said Sunday they have arrested a 64-year-old dump truck driver over a hit-and-run incident which left a 6-year-old boy seriously injured.
According to police, the incident occurred in Yashio, Saitama Prefecture, at around 5 p.m. Saturday. TV Asahi reported that the truck, driven by Tokio Takayasu, hit the boy, who was riding his bike on a pedestrian crossing, and then kept going.
The boy was taken to hospital with serious injuries, but was in a stable condition on Sunday, police said.
Takayasu was quoted by police as saying he heard a thud but did not know that he had anyone. He stopped his truck and then saw the bike caught up in the front wheel of his truck. Then he went back to the crossing where he was arrested by police.© Japan Today