A station wagon being pursued by an unmarked police car slammed into another car, killing one of its occupants and seriously injuring another in Kasama, Ibaraki Prefecture, on Saturday.
According to police, the incident occurred at around 12:30 a.m., Fuji TV reported. The patrol car noticed the station wagon, with illegal modifications. The police car flashed its red light and ordered the station wagon to pull over.
However, the station wagon sped away along a national highway, going through a red light. It then slammed into the side of a car at an intersection, killing a woman, Rina Igarashi, 23, and injuring her husband Taketo, 22, who was driving.
The driver of the station wagon abandoned his vehicle and fled on foot, but was arrested on Saturday afternoon. He was identified as Eisaku Tanaka, an unemployed 33-year-old man of unknown address.
He was quoted by police as saying he fled because he didn't have a driver's license and had made illegal modifications to his car windows.© Japan Today