Three people were injured when a car plowed into a group of elementary school students on their way to school.
TOCHIGI – This morning, a passenger car crashed into a line of elementary school students on their way to school in Utsunomiya City, Tochigi Prefecture. Three elementary school students were injured in the accident, and the police caught the man driving the car red-handed.
Three people were injured when a car plowed into a group of elementary school students on their way to school. (TBS News)
At around 7:30 a.m. today, a 119 caller reported “a traffic accident between a car and an elementary school student” at an intersection in Shimotawara-cho, Utsunomiya City.
According to the police, a passenger car plowed into a group of about 10 elementary school students crossing a pedestrian crossing while they were on their way to school.
Three elementary school boys and girls, ages 7 to 11, were rushed to the hospital after the accident, but they are all clearly conscious and are not believed to be in life-threatening condition.
Police arrested a man in his 40s driving a passenger car on suspicion of negligent driving. The scene was an intersection with a push-button traffic light with good visibility, and police are investigating the circumstances surrounding the accident in detail.
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