Police said Monday that a 3-year-old boy died after being hit by a car in Iwate. According to police, the accident occurred at around 2:30 p.m. Sunday on National Route 4.
TV Asahi quoted police as saying that the boy, identified as Keigo Imamatsu, suddenly ran onto the road. Police said he suffered severe head injuries and was taken to hospital where he was pronounced dead.
The accident occurred on a straight stretch of the road with a good view, with no traffic lights or crosswalk nearby.
Police said the driver of the car, a 41-year-old man, told them that the boy seemed to come out of nowhere and he was unable stop the car or swerve out of the way in time.© Japan Today