A 4-year-old girl died after she was hit by a truck driven by her grandfather in Kujukuri, Chiba Prefecture, police said Monday.
According to police, the girl, identified as Chihiro Hayashi, was returning home to her grandfather's house when the accident occurred at around 10 a.m. Sunday. TBS reported that the girl, who is from Kawaguchi in Saitama Prefecture, had just begun a Golden Week vacation at her grandfather's farm.
Police said Hayashi was walking with her brother and cousin along a rural road when the truck, driven by her 67-year-old grandfather, hit her from behind. The other two children were not hurt.
Police quoted the grandfather as saying, "I thought the kids had seen me coming and had run out of the way."© Japan Today