Seven people were injured after a car jumped the curb and hit pedestrians in Kobe on Tuesday morning.
Police said five pedestrians, the driver of the car and his son, who was in the front passenger's seat of the car, were injured in the incident that occurred just after 11 a.m. on a busy sidewalk at an intersection near the north exit of JR Sannomiya Station in Chuo Ward, Fuji TV reported.
The car plowed into the pedestrians as it was making a right turn and then hit a large bronze statue and stopped.
The driver, Kunikazu Sawai, 63, has been arrested on a charge of reckless driving resulting in injury, police said, adding that a 44-year-old woman and her 14-year-old daughter suffered severe head injuries and are in a serious condition in hospital. Sawai and his 22-year-old son suffered light injuries, police said.
Sawai was quoted by police as saying he doesn't remember what happened.© Japan Today