Police said Monday that a 5-year-old girl sustained a fractured skull after she was run over by a truck at an intersection in Nyuzen, Toyama Prefecture.
According to police, the girl was riding her bicycle home from nursery school on Sunday morning when the incident occurred. Fuji TV quoted police as saying that the accident happened on a rural road with good visibility, but no traffic signals or pedestrian crossings. The girl was crossing the intersection when a truck turned left and hit her.
The victim was taken to hospital, where doctors say her injuries include a fractured skull. She remained in a critical condition on Monday.
Police say they are currently questioning the 52-year-old driver of the truck.© Japan Today