84-year-old man dies after being hit by car; driver arrested
Police on Sunday arrested a 49-year-old man after the car he was driving struck and killed an 84-year-old man in Tokorozawa, Saitama Prefecture, on Saturday afternoon.
According to police, the victim, identified as Hideo Motohashi, had just left his home to attend a festival at about 4:30 p.m. when he was struck by a car driven by Hiroyuki Mikami, TBS reported. Motohashi was crossing the street at the time of the accident, police said. He was taken to hospital where he was pronounced dead.
Mikami, who has been charged with dangerous driving resulting in death, was quoted by police as saying he took his eyes of the road for a second.