Police said Sunday they have arrested the 26-year-old driver of a car that hit and killed a 5-year-old boy on a crossing in Hachioji, Tokyo.
According to police, the incident occurred at around 1:30 p.m. Saturday. TBS reported that the boy was on the crossing when he was hit from the left by a car driven by Yuki Yamazaki, a company employee. The boy was taken to hospital with severe head injuries and died a short time later, police said.
Police said the boy was with his mother at the time, on their way to a local school sports festival. The boy was walking ahead of his mother when the incident occurred.
Yamazaki was quoted by police as saying he didn't notice the boy on the crossing until it was too late.© Japan Today