Japan Today
crime

Man arrested over hit-and-run death of 91-year-old woman in Hyogo

9 Comments

Police in Himeji, Hyogo Prefecture, have arrested a 72-year-old man on suspicion of dangerous driving resulting in death after he hit a 91-year-old woman, and then kept going, on Sunday.

Police said the incident occurred at an intersection with traffic lights at around 3:40 a.m. TV Asahi reported that the local fire department received a report of “a loud bang” followed by the sound of “a vehicle fleeing the scene” around that time.

Makiko Kajiwara, a nearby resident, was found collapsed at the intersection and later pronounced dead at a hospital.

After reviewing surveillance camera footage from the scene, police identified the car and arrested the driver, Akifumi Onishi, on Sunday afternoon.

Police quoted Onishi as saying, “I was driving my car and felt like I ran over something but didn’t think it was a person.”

© Japan Today

©2024 GPlusMedia Inc.

9 Comments
Login to comment

A dishonorable old man.

6 ( +8 / -2 )

Police quoted Onishi as saying, “I was driving my car and felt like I ran over something but didn’t think it was a person.”

That one has become pretty popular. Someday, it might be up there with "I don't remember doing that" and "I didn't intend to kill the person I killed".

6 ( +6 / -0 )

Police said the incident occurred at an intersection with traffic lights at around 3:40 a.m.

What on earth is a 91 year old woman doing walking around at 3;40 am.

6 ( +10 / -4 )

There was a lot of rain last night so the visibility and road surfaces were not the best

-2 ( +1 / -3 )

What on earth is a 91 year old woman doing walking around at 3;40 am.

Walking her dog. Japan is still a free country.

1 ( +5 / -4 )

91 year old victim was coming home from a rave.

Japan is still a free country

4 ( +4 / -0 )

There was a lot of rain last night so the visibility and road surfaces were not the best

It was the night before last night. Japan news reported this yesterday morning.

0 ( +1 / -1 )

What on earth is a 91 year old woman doing walking around at 3;40 am.

Why an earth is this 72 yr. old man still on the road at 3:40 am.

2 ( +2 / -0 )

Good thing that they found him and arrested him at least. Quite good work by the police considering that it happened in the middle of the night.

2 ( +2 / -0 )

Login to leave a comment

Facebook users

Use your Facebook account to login or register with JapanToday. By doing so, you will also receive an email inviting you to receive our news alerts.

Facebook Connect

Login with your JapanToday account

User registration

Articles, Offers & Useful Resources

A mix of what's trending on our other sites