Truck driver arrested after rear-ending vehicle, killing 9-year-old boy
Police in Kawaguchi, Saitama Prefecture, said Monday they have arrested a man after the truck he was driving rear-ended a mini-van, killing a 9-year-old boy.
The incident occurred at about 10:30 p.m. on Sunday, NTV reported. The mini-van was carrying four adults and three children. The 9-year-old boy was taken to hospital where he was pronounced dead. The other six occupants of the mini-van suffered light injuries, police said.
The 45-year-old driver was quoted as saying he took his eyes off the road for a second just before the accident happened. Police said he will be charged with dangerous driving result in death and injuries, NTV reported.