Police said Tuesday they have arrested the driver of a car that plowed into a group of elementary school children, killing one girl, as they crossed an intersection in Osaka on Monday.
According to police, the incident took place in Tamatsukuri, Chuo Ward, at around 3:10 p.m. as the children were leaving school and heading to an after-school day-care center. The 65-year-old driver, who has been named as real estate company employee Koichi Sato, allegedly drove his car into a group of children as they filed across the road, TBS reported.
Police say a six-year-old girl, Chiori Arii, was killed. Sato was arrested on a charge of negligent driving resulting in death, police said. He was quoted by police as saying that he didn't check properly for pedestrians as he turned right at the corner.© Japan Today