A 77-year-old woman died after she was knocked down on a crossing by a 19-year-old student riding a bicycle while listening to music, police in Chiba city said Friday.
According to police, the incident occurred at around 7 p.m. in Inage Ward. Chiba Nippo News reported that the male student was riding a sports bike along the side of the road. He was quoted by police as saying that he was listening to music through earphones and didn't see the woman on the crossing.
The woman was taken to hospital, suffering head injuries, but died about 90 minutes later, police said.
Police said they are considering charging the student with gross negligence resulting in death.
The woman was walking home after visiting her daughter.
A local resident told media that she had seen a lot of people riding bikes recklessly in the area.© Japan Today