A sports car plowed into a group of elementary school children on their way to school Tuesday morning, injuring five of them, including a six-year-old boy seriously, in Yawata, Kyoto Prefecture.
Police arrested the 18-year-old driver and charged him with reckless driving resulting in injury, TV Asahi reported.
According to police, the incident occurred just before 8 a.m. Witnesses said that the sports car turned left at an intersection, hit a guardrail and veered across the street through a metal fence and then hit a group of 13 children who were on their way to school. The car then crashed into the front of a house.
The five children who were injured are aged between 6 and 11, police said. One six-year-old boy suffered severe head injuries.© Japan Today