A 23-year-old woman was arrested for vehicular manslaughter and fleeing the scene of an accident on Sunday, after she allegedly hit an 80-year-old woman with her car as she was driving home from a friend's house in Utsunomiya City.
Michiko Sato, a technical school student, is accused of hitting Shige Ami, 80, on Route 293 just after 4 a.m. with the impact sending Ami partly through the windshield. Sato then continued driving and parked her car at home some 7 kilometers away from the scene of the accident, before calling a friend who in turn called police.
Police went to Sato's home and found Ami's body still on the bonnet of the car with her head through the windscreen. An ambulance was called but Ami was confirmed dead at the scene, and is believed to have died shortly after the impact.
Sato has admitted to hitting Ami and said she panicked which is why she didn't stop and went straight home. Sato was not injured in the accident, police added.© News reports