A 14-month-old boy died after being hit by a garbage truck near his home in Higashi-Osaka, police said Monday.
According to police, the accident happened at about 10:20 a.m. on Sunday. TBS reported that the boy, identified as Ren Yamaguchi, was playing with his 3-year-old sister in the street, when he was hit by the truck which was backing out onto the street after a pickup. The street is about 3.7 meters wide, police said
The boy was taken to hospital where he was pronounced dead about an hour later.
The 60-year-old driver of the truck was quoted by police as saying he did not see the boy on the street.© Japan Today