Police in Kasuga, Fukuoka Prefecture, said Saturday they have arrested a 74-year-old woman after she hit and injured two elementary school children with her car on Friday.
Police said Toyoko Takahashi, a resident of Nakagawa City, has been charged with reckless driving resulting in injury.
According to police, the incident occurred just before 6 p.m. on Friday as the first-grade boy and third-grade girl were both walking on a pedestrian crossing. Witnesses said the students were crossing at a green light while the traffic signal for cars was clearly red.
The girl suffered a head injury and broken right leg, while the boy sustained injuries to his head and back. Police said they were in a stable condition.
Following her arrest, Takahashi was quoted by police as saying, “At the time, the sunset was so blinding that I couldn’t see the traffic signal.”© Japan Today