Police said Wednesday they have arrested a 61-year-old woman over a hit-and-run incident in which a 36-year-old woman was seriously injured and her 1-year-old son killed when they were knocked down by a driver in a hit-and-run incident in Kawasaki.
According to eyewitness reports, the woman and her son were riding a bicycle on a road near their home at around 10 a.m. on Tuesday when they were hit by a white Mercedes Benz being driven by a female driver, Fuji TV reported. An eyewitness told police the driver briefly stopped her car before fleeing the scene.
The child died at a hospital shortly after the incident and the woman sustained serious injuries, police said.
Police tracked down the driver of the Mercedes Benz who was identified as Hiroko Komatsu, a bar manager in Kawasaki. She was quoted by police as saying she thought she might have hit a bicycle but was not aware she had hit anyone, Fuji reported.
Due to the nature of the injuries sustained, police say they are as yet unsure whether the car hit the bicycle first, or whether the bicycle toppled over and was then run over by the car.© Japan Today