Police have arrested the 79-year-old driver of a car that plowed into a 7-Eleven convenience store in Higashi-Osaka on Friday morning. A store employee was killed and a customer injured, police said.
Fuji TV reported that the incident occurred at 9:40 a.m. at the Kashitahonmachi store.
The driver, identified as Seizaburo Araki, was quoted by police as saying he pressed the accelerator instead of the brake pedal as he pulled into the parking lot. The car hit a 33-year-old employee who was outside at the time and smashed through the glass front door, injuring a male customer.
The employee was taken to hospital where he was pronounced dead, police said.© Japan Today