A 44-year-old man has turned himself into police in connection with the hit-and-run of a pregnant woman in Ichihara, Chiba Prefecture, in December, police said.
According to police, Kazushi Iseri, a company employee, hit the woman in her 20s with his vehicle on Dec 29, Fuji TV reported. The woman underwent an emergency cesarean operation and gave birth on the same day. Both the mother and child are said to have had no life-threatening complications, police said.
Iseri was accompanied by his boss when he turned himself in at a police station on Jan 14. Police said he has admitted to the charge and quoted him as saying he fled the scene after thinking that he wouldn’t be able to see his family during the New Year’s holiday.
Police said Iseri has been charged with reckless driving resulting in injury.© Japan Today