A stolen car being pursued by a police car hit and killed a 74-year-old woman cyclist in Nagoya, police said Thursday.
According to police, the incident occurred at around 6:15 p.m. Wednesday in Showa Ward. Sankei Shimbun reported that a police patrol car spotted a station wagon that had been reported as stolen. Police ordered the car to pull over but the driver took off. About 1.9 kms away, the car hit the cyclist at an intersection.
The cyclist, identified as Sadako Hisano, sustained severe head injuries. She was taken to hospital where she was pronounced dead.
The driver of the stolen station wagon abandoned the vehicle about 500 meters further on from the accident scene and fled on foot. However, he was arrested in Naka Ward on Thursday morning after police received a telephone call from someone who knew him. Police identified the suspect as Ryo Shinozuka, 21, and said he did not have a driver's license. Police said Shinozuka, who is unemployed, will be charged with dangerous driving resulting in death.© Japan Today