A 12-year-old girl died after being hit by a car Monday night in Kamisu, Ibaraki Prefecture.
According to police, the car hit the girl, identified as Kana Ishii, at around 10 p.m. on a road in Higashifukashiba, TBS reported. She was taken to hospital with severe head injuries and pronounced dead there.
Police quoted the man driving the car as saying that he suddenly saw the girl walking on the road and applied the brakes, but couldn't stop in time.
There are no streetlights at the scene and police said there was no moon Monday night.
Police said they will question the girl's parents to try and determine what she was doing walking along the road late at night by herself.© Japan Today