An 8-year-old girl riding a bike was killed after being hit by a minibus in Koshigaya, Saitama Prefecture, on Friday.
According to police, the incident occurred at around 6 p.m. at a crossroad with no traffic lights, Fuji TV reported. Police said the girl, identified as Jessica Yuki Kinjo, of Brazilian nationality, was riding through the intersection when she was hit by the bus coming from the right. The girl sustained severe head injuries and was taken to hospital where she was pronounced dead.
Police have arrested the minibus driver, Ichiro Sasamoto, 63, on a charge of dangerous driving resulting in death. He was quoted as saying he saw the girl suddenly ride across the intersection from the narrow side road but he couldn't stop in time.© Japan Today