Police in Kanagawa Prefecture are on the lookout for a driver who caused the death of a 74-year-old woman in a hit-and-run incident on Sunday.
The woman, who has been identified as Chieko Watanabe, is believed to have been cycling in the city of Hadano when she was was hit by a car just after 8 p.m. A nearby resident was the first to call the police to report the incident. "I heard a thud outside. When I got there, the lady was lying on the ground beside her bicycle," she was quoted as saying by police.
Watanabe was taken to hospital where she died a short time after due to multiple injuries.
Police found the broken front wheel of Watanabe's bicycle along with a screw that they believe came from a car.© Japan Today