Seven injured as car rams into pedestrians in central Tokyo
Japan Times -- Jun 13
A car rammed into a group of pedestrians in central Tokyo on Tuesday, injuring seven people, with the driver arrested on the spot, police and rescue workers said.

Police arrested Junichi Ono, 52, on suspicion of negligence resulting in injuries. He slightly injured his forehead in the accident and was quoted by police as saying that he had stepped on the wrong pedal.

The car ignored a red light and crashed into people at a crossing before running on to the sidewalk. The seven people - six men and a woman ranging in age from 26 to 56 - are conscious, including three men who sustained severe injuries.

The incident occurred around 8:35 a.m. at an intersection about 500 meters south of Takadanobaba Station in Shinjuku Ward, near the campuses of Waseda University and Gakushuin Women's College.

東京・新宿区で乗用車が青信号の横断歩道に突っ込み、男女7人が重軽傷を負いました。 12日午前8時半すぎ、新宿区大久保の道路で乗用車が赤信号で止まらず、横断歩道を渡っていた男女7人をはねました。車はその後、歩道に乗り上げ、電柱にぶつかって止まりました。
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