Car rams into pedestrians in Tokyo, injuring 8
NHK -- Jan 01
A car plowed into pedestrians on a crowded street in Tokyo on New Year's Day. Police say eight people were injured and rushed to hospital. One is reportedly in a coma.

The incident occurred on Tuesday, about 10 minutes past midnight, on Takeshita Street in Shibuya Ward.

The shopping street was closed to vehicular traffic at the time. It was bustling with people heading to a nearby shrine to pray for good luck in 2019.

The car traveled about 130 meters on the street in the wrong direction, before coming to a halt.

The suspected driver of the vehicle fled the scene. But police detained him roughly 20 minutes later.

He is reported to be in his 20s. Investigators quote the man as effectively saying he carried out a terrorist attack.

年明け直後の東京・渋谷区の竹下通りでは、車に男性8人が次々とはねられました。車を運転していた20代ぐらいの男は、「テロを起こそうと思った」と話しています。 1日午前0時10分ごろ、渋谷区神宮前の竹下通りで軽自動車が暴走し、10代から50代の男性8人がはねられました。
News sources: NHK, ANNnewsCH
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