Police in Sakura, Chiba Prefecture, on Friday arrested a 70-year-old man after the car he was driving ran over and killed a 7-year-old boy.
According to police, the boy, Kai Emoto, was walking home alone from elementary school at around 3 p.m. on Thursday when he was hit by a car, TV Asahi reported. He was taken to hospital where he succumbed to his injuries six hours later.
The driver of the vehicle, Isao Usami, has been charged with negligent driving resulting in injury and death. He was quoted by police as saying that the boy had appeared suddenly from a side street and run into the path of his car.© Japan Today