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7-year-old boy hit, killed by bus; driver arrested

A seven-year-old boy on his way home from school was hit and killed by a bus in Tokyo’s Setagaya Ward on Monday.
Police have arrested the bus driver, Toru Kikuchi, 47, on suspicion of dangerous driving resulting in death, Fuji TV reported Tuesday. Kikuchi was quoted by police as saying he didn’t see the boy walk onto the crossing from the left.
According to police, the accident occurred at around 3 p.m. The boy, Rihito Morita, was on the crossing of a narrow one-way road. He suffered severe injuries and was taken to hospital where he died shortly after arrival.
None of the 16 passengers on the bus were injured.


© Japan Today
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