Prosecutors in Tokyo have indicted a 28-year-old former Uber Eats delivery man on suspicion of professional negligence resulting in death after he hit and killed a 78-year-old man last year.
The incident occurred at around 7 p.m. on April 17 last year in Itabashi Ward, Sankei Shimbun reported. According to the indictment, Junya Iwano was delivering an Uber Eats order on his bicycle when he hit the elderly man who was walking on a crossing. The man suffered a fractured skull and died two days later.
It was raining at the time and Iwano’s bike had no headlight, prosectors said.
After his arrest, Iwano was quoted by police as saying he was wiping raindrops from his glasses at the time and momentarily wasn’t paying attention to what was in front of him.© Japan Today