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Truck driver admits consuming alcohol earlier than accident that killed 2 kids



A person has admitted consuming alcohol earlier than the truck he was driving was concerned in an accident that left two elementary college kids useless and three others injured close to Tokyo, investigative sources mentioned Tuesday.

Police searched the home and workplace of Hiroshi Umezawa, 60, who’s suspected of negligent driving leading to loss of life and harm. Alcohol in extra of the authorized restrict was detected when he took a breathalyzer check following the accident on Monday.

Police mentioned it seems he didn’t apply his brakes on the scene of the accident in Yachimata, Chiba Prefecture, and they’re pondering of charging him with harmful driving inflicting loss of life or harm.

According to the transport firm in Yachimata that he works for, Umezawa was returning to the corporate on the time of the accident, after delivering cargo to Tokyo.

Umezawa’s truck hit a line of pupils as they have been strolling dwelling from Choyo Elementary School at round 3:30 p.m. Monday, killing two boys and significantly injuring three different kids, with certainly one of them left unconscious, based on police.

Police quoted Umezawa as saying he crashed into the group of kids after hitting a utility pole when he all of the sudden swerved to the left.

– Japan Today