A five-year-old boy was run over and killed Monday while he was playing in the street on a tricycle in Miura, Kanagawa Prefecture, police said Tuesday.
According to a TV Asahi report, police received an emergency phone call from the driver, who has been named as Yukio Miyagawa, 46, at around 1:30 p.m. Miyagawa told the operator that he had accidentally run over a boy who was playing on a tricycle in the street. Emergency workers rushed to the scene where they found the boy in an unconscious state, TV Asahi said.
The boy was taken to hospital where he was pronounced dead a short time later. Police say the boy was playing alone on a T-junction which did not have a traffic signal.