Police in Toride, Ibaraki Prefecture, have arrested a 41-year-old man on suspicion of dangerous driving resulting in death after he hit and killed a 43-year-old man and then kept going.
According to police, the incident occurred at around 12:15 a.m. Sunday, Sankei Shimbun reported. The victim, Soshi Nakano, who lived nearby, was hit by a car driven by Jun Saito, a company employee from Abiko in Chiba Prefecture. Saito kept going.
Nakano was declared dead at the scene.
Police arrested Saito on Sunday after identifying his car through street surveillance camera footage. They said Saito has denied the charge and quoted him as saying he thought he hit something but was not aware that it was a person.
Police said there is also some indication that Nakano was hit by another car prior to being struck by Saito's vehicle.© Japan Today