A 78-year-old man died after he was hit by two cars, one of which kept going, in Machida, Tokyo, police said Sunday.
According to police, the incident occurred at around 10:30 p.m. Friday. The victim, Soji Kuramachi, was crossing a two-lane road when he was struck by one car that knocked him into the path of an oncoming car in the opposite lane, Fuji TV reported. The second car hit him and kept going.
Kuramachi was taken to hospital where he was confirmed dead on arrival.
The driver of the first car, a 66-year-old woman, was quoted by police as saying Kuramachi seemed to come out nowhere and she hit him before she saw him.
Police are examining street surveillance camera footage to try and identify the car that kept going.© Japan Today