A 6-year-old boy who was playing on a skateboard in Funabashi, Chiba Prefecture, died after being hit by a car, police said Thursday.
According to police, the incident occurred at around 3 p.m. Wednesday. TBS reported that the boy, Ryota Watanabe, and his friends were lying on their backs on their skateboards near a crossing, when Watanabe's skateboard rolled out onto the crossing and was hit by the car. He was taken to hospital and died a short while later.
Police quoted the driver, Nami Uehara, 35, as saying she had not noticed any of the children. "I heard a sound, as if I had hit something, so I stopped and found the boy on the ground," she told police.© Japan Today