A two-month-old baby boy has died of injuries received in a traffic accident in Ichikai, Tochigi Prefecture, police said Tuesday.
The child, who has been named as Hiroto Yoshida, was traveling in a small car with his mother Mieko, 34, and sister Ayane, 6, on Monday morning at around 7:40 a.m., TV Asahi reported. The car was hit from the side by a car driven by Kazuhiro Tomita, 31, at an intersection.
Police say the baby, along with his child seat, was thrown from the vehicle, leaving him seriously injured and in an unconscious state. Mieko and Ayane were seriously injured in the crash, sustaining multiple broken bones. Hiroto was taken to hospital for treatment, but doctors say he died in the early hours of Tuesday, TV Asahi reported.
The intersection is in a rural area with no buildings around it. There is no traffic signal or stop sign. Police said visibility was good on Monday morning, TV Asahi reported.© Japan Today