Police have arrested the driver of a dump truck that hit and killed a 7-year-old boy in Higashi-Matsuyama, Saitama Prefecture.
According to police, the incident occurred just after 5 p.m. on Thursday. Fuji TV reported that the boy, Tsubasa Takahashi, was riding his bike on a pedestrian crossing near his home when he was suddenly hit by the dump truck turning left. He was taken to hospital but pronounced dead on arrival.
Police later arrested the driver of the truck, Takashi Oyama, 34, on a charge of reckless driving resulting in death. Oyama was quoted as saying he hadn't been paying sufficient attention to his surroundings.© Japan Today