A 19-month-old boy died in hospital Tuesday after being hit by a car in Komae City, police said Wednesday.
Masao Kuriyama, 68, was arrested for negligent driving. According to police, Kuriyama turned left off Setagaya Avenue into a narrow lane and hit the boy at 10.30 a.m. Tuesday. Police said the boy was walking behind a woman entrusted with his care when he was hit by the rear wheel of Kuriyama’s vehicle. He was taken to hospital but confirmed dead an hour later.
Kuriyama was quoted by police as saying: “I never saw the boy, and only realized he was there after I hit him.”© Wire reports