Police in Saitama City have arrested an 80-year-old man after the car he was driving crashed into a car waiting at traffic lights and then careened into a 15-year-old girl who was walking along a sidewalk.
According to police, the incident occurred at around 2:30 p.m. Wednesday, Fuji TV reported. Police said Setsuji Kochi told them he mistook the accelerator for the brake as he approached the traffic lights at an intersection. He rear-ended the car in front of him, then hit the girl, Seina Inagaki, a 15-year-old female high school student, who was walking on a sidewalk to his left.
Inagaki was taken to hospital with severe chest injuries and was pronounced dead on arrival.
Police said Kochi has been charged with negligent driving resulting in death.© Japan Today