A four-year-old boy was killed after the car he was riding in crashed into a traffic light pole in Satsuma, Kagoshima Prefecture, police said Thursday.
According to police, the accident occurred at around 3 p.m. Wednesday. Fuji TV reported that there were six passengers in the car, including two children. The car was driven by Saori Takimoto, 27. She and four other passengers suffered serious injuries, while her 4-year-old son Takeshi, who was sitting on an adult passenger's lap, was thrown out of the vehicle by the impact. He was taken to hospital where he was pronounced dead about two hours later, police said.
Police quoted witnesses as saying the car first hit a guardrail and then the traffic light pole.© Japan Today