A seven-year-old boy on his way home from school was hit and killed by a bus in Tokyo’s Setagaya Ward on Monday.
Police have arrested the bus driver, Toru Kikuchi, 47, on suspicion of dangerous driving resulting in death, Fuji TV reported Tuesday. Kikuchi was quoted by police as saying he didn’t see the boy walk onto the road from the left just before a crossing at a T-junction with no lights.
According to police, the accident occurred at around 3 p.m. The boy, Rihito Morita, was crossing the narrow one-way road. He suffered severe injuries and was taken to hospital where he died shortly after arrival.
None of the 16 passengers on the bus were injured.© Japan Today