Police in Kakogawa City, Hyogo Prefecture, said Sunday they have arrested a 60-year-old tour bus operator over the hit-and-run death of a six-year-old boy.
According to police, the incident occurred at around 4:30 p.m. Saturday. The boy, Riku Asada, was crossing the street at an intersection when he was hit by the bus driven by Kunio Adachi, Sankei Shimbun reported.
The boy was taken to hospital but died shortly after arrival, police said.
After the bus hit Asada, it kept going before returning to the scene several minutes later. Adachi was quoted by police as saying he felt a bump and thought he might have hit something but did not realize he had hit anyone. He said he stopped the bus and returned to the scene after he heard a car behind him sounding its horn.
Police said Adachi has been charged with reckless driving resulting in death.© Japan Today