A 31-year-old woman and a 7-year-old girl suffered serious head injuries on Sunday when they were hit by a car at about 5.30 p.m. on a road in Kasama City. The woman’s 5-year-old daughter and the father of the 7-year-old girl were also hit by the car but were not seriously injured, police said.
The two parents and their children were on their way to a restaurant and were walking on the side of the road when the car, driven by Shoichi Sumiya, 24, hit them from behind. Sumiya was arrested at the scene for negligent driving causing injury, and told police that he was not watching the road and was thinking about work when his car veered to the side of the road.
Police said that the road was straight and that visibility was good at the scene of the accident, but that there was no path for pedestrians.© News reports