Police in Osaka have arrested a 38-year-old man over a hit-and-run incident in Osaka on Tuesday night.
According to police, a 72-year-old man was crossing a road on his bicycle in Nishinaru Ward at around 10:30 p.m. when he was struck by a car. Fuji TV reported that he suffered serious injuries, including a broken jaw, but his condition is not life-threatening, police said.
The driver, Daisuke Kawabata, who fled the scene without stopping or notifying authorities, was identified through surveillance camera footage, which clearly showed the incident and the car’s number plate. The footage shows the vehicle appear to slow down for a moment, but then accelerate.
Kawabata was arrested on a charge of dangerous driving resulting in injury.
Police said Kawabata was drunk at the time of the incident and told them he had had "a few beers.” He also told police that he did not realize that he had hit anyone.© Japan Today