75-year-old man arrested for hit-and-run involving 3 schoolchildren
Police said Wednesday they have arrested a 75-year-old man in Ebino, Miyazaki Prefecture, over a hit-and-run incident in which three elementary school children were run down by a van as they were walking home from school.
Police received a report from a member of the public that three children were lying on the ground, two crying and one unconscious, around 3 p.m. on Tuesday afternoon, NTV reported. According to police, the driver, who has been named as Shinobu Takeuchi, was apprehended after marks on his van were found to match the description of the incident.
According to police, Takeuchi has partially confessed to running over the boys and has been charged with accidental infliction of injury.