Police have arrested a 48-year-old jazz musician over a hit-and-run incident last month in Tokyo's Shinjuku Ward, in which a 9-year-old boy sustained severe injuries.
According to police, on June 6, Yoshimi Mikami is suspected of hitting the boy with his car and then fleeing the scene, Fuji TV reported. The boy sustained severe cranial injuries and was in hospital for a month.
The boy had been returning home with his mother when, upon avoiding a car that was parking, he was hit by Mikami who then fled the scene. Eye witnesses reported Mikami's license plate number to police.
Mikami was quoted by police as saying he had noticed the boy collapsed on the pavement and thought he might have been hurt, but thought that it was not of his own doing, and therefore drove off without thinking too much further.© Japan Today