Police said Monday they arrested a resident of Sakai City in Osaka Prefecture on Sunday on charges of accidental infliction of injury with a motor vehicle after he reportedly dragged a 47-year-old truck driver 100 meters with the side-view mirror on his car.
The two had gotten into an argument early Sunday morning when the driver of the car, 27-year-old Misao Tsujimoto, suddenly accelerated, hooking the truck driver, who was standing outside the car, onto his side mirror and dragging him 100 meters before he fell off. The truck driver sustained severe head injuries from the fall and is currently unconscious.
Tsujimoto was quoted as saying, "He started yelling really loudly and got hooked onto the car, so I got scared and took off. I don't remember if I pulled him along or not."
An eyewitness noted Tsujimoto's license plate, and police were able to identify and arrest Tsujimoto less than 30 minutes after the incident.© News reports