A man was arrested in connection with a hit-and-run incident which left a 7-year-old boy seriously injured in Hita, Oita Prefecture, on Thursday. Police said a 25-year-old company employee turned himself in and has admitted hitting the child and fleeing the scene.
According to police, the incident took place at around 7 a.m. as the boy was walking to school. When he failed to show up, the school notified his parents who began a search of the local area. The boy was found unconscious and bleeding in a 60-centimeter-deep ditch by the side of the road, police said. He sustained a fractured skull and several other minor injuries, although his injuries are not thought to be life-threatening.© Compiled from news reports