A 12-year-old junior high school girl remained in a serious condition in hospital on Thursday after she was hit by a car in Himeji, Hyogo Prefecture.
According to police, the incident occurred at around 7 a.m. Wednesday. The girl was walking to school when she was hit on a pedestrian crossing by a car that kept going, TBS reported.
Police later arrested 20-year-old Yudai Kasaoka and charged him with reckless driving resulting in injury.
Police said the young girl was flung nearly 30 meters and suffered severe cranial trauma. At the time of the accident, she had been on her way to early morning brass-band practice and was expecting to attend the second semester end-of-year closing ceremony.
Two hours after the incident, Kasaoka turned himself in to police.© Japan Today