A 50-year-old police officer was hit by a car while performing a routine traffic patrol in Osaka on Thursday. The officer was transported to the hospital where he died about seven hours later.
The driver of the yellow car that hit the officer sped off, police said Friday.
According to police, the incident occurred in Naniwa Ward at around 4 p.m. A pedestrian noticed the officer, Teruhisa Shinmachi, lying on the street and summoned help, TBS reported.
Police said that footage from a nearby security camera captured the incident. Shinmachi was stationed at the road looking for traffic violators when he noticed the yellow vehicle about to make an illegal right turn. Although Shinmachi flagged down the vehicle in an attempt to stop him, the car kept going and hit him.
Police said the car appeared to be a rental car.© Japan Today