The Takamatsu public prosecutor’s office has decided to drop a criminal charge against a truck driver who was arrested in February 2017 after hitting and killing a two-year-old boy on a road in Sakaide, Kagawa Prefecture.
The accident occurred on the night of Feb 21 last year, Sankei Shimbun reported. At the time, the boy was walking alone on a road in front of his home when the heavy-duty truck struck him. He immediately died from his injuries.
Police arrested the then 44-year-old truck driver on suspicion of negligent driving resulting in death. The suspect was soon released from custody while the public prosecutors carried out an investigation.
Prosecutors gave no reason for their decision to drop the charge.© Japan Today