Police in Kago City, Saitama Prefecture, on Wednesday arrested the driver of a 13-ton truck over a hit-and-run accident that took the life of a 79-year-old local woman.
Mikio Fujimoto, 38, of Gunma, is suspected of hitting Tsuru Tayo while she was riding her bicycle at 12:30 Wednesday afternoon. According to police, Fujimoto said that he was trying to pass the woman from behind but spotted a car in the opposite lane and hit the woman while returning to his original lane. He said he panicked and kept going.
An eyewitness spotted the name of the company written on the fleeing truck and reported the information to police, leading to Fujimoto's arrest.© News reports