Elderly driver injures 7 in Tokyo
NHK -- Oct 21
An elderly driver has run over pedestrians in Tokyo's busy district of Kichijoji, reportedly injuring 7 people.

The incident took place at a pedestrian crossing on Friday afternoon.

The Tokyo Fire Department says all the injured are conscious. They range in age from 2 to over 80.

The Metropolitan Police Department is questioning the 85-year-old driver, who was arrested on the spot. He was headed to JR Kichijoji Station from a nearby department store parking lot when the incident happened.

東京・吉祥寺駅近くで、85歳の男性が運転する乗用車が横断歩道を渡っていた男女7人をはねました。 20日午後2時すぎ、武蔵野市吉祥寺本町で乗用車が赤信号を無視して横断歩道に突っ込み、2歳から82歳の男女7人がはねられました。7人は命に別状はないということです。
News sources: NHK, ANNnewsCH
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