A 78-year-old man in a wheelchair died after he was hit by a car driven by an 80-year-old man in the parking lot of a hospital in Tokyo on Monday. The car also hit a man in his 70s, seriously injuring him.
According to police the driver has been arrested on suspicion of dangerous driving resulting in death and injury.
The incident occurred in the parking lot of Yoyogi Hospital in Shibuya Ward at around 12 p.m., Fuji TV reported. Police said the elderly driver had come to visit someone at the hospital. As he was backing into a parking space, his car accelerated and hit the two victims, and then came to a halt against a nearby vending machine.
The man in the wheelchair suffered severe injuries to his upper body and was pronounced dead at the hospital. The other man remains in a coma.
Police quoted the driver s saying he can’t remember the accident. They believe he mistakenly pressed the accelerator instead of the brake as he was backing into the parking space.
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