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Car hits and kills 15-year-old cyclist; driver arrested

Police in Honjo, Saitama Prefecture, have arrested a 48-year-old man on suspicion of reckless driving resulting in death after the car he was driving hit and killed a 15-year-old boy riding a bicycle.
According to police, the incident occurred at around 8 a.m. Sunday, Fuji TV reported. The boy, Yu Mamiya, was on his way to a prep exam when he was hit head-on by a car driven by Ikuyo Higuchi, a part-time worker. There was no sidewalk and the boy was riding his bike along the side of the road  
Mamiya was taken to hospital where he died about an hour later.
Higuchi was quoted by police as saying he wasn't paying close attention to what was in front of him.


© Japan Today
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