Car running on sidewalk kills one, injures one

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A car driven by a 20-year-old drunk university student lost control of his car, and went onto a sidewalk hitting two men, killing one and inuring the other.

According to Naha Police, Kazumasa Hiroshi has admitted driving his car onto the sidewalk on Route 82 in Gibo, Shuri, early Sunday morning. Hiroshi’s car hit 47-year-old government employee Genjou Shiken from Naha City, who struck his head on the pavement and died of his injury. The other man, a 58-year-old college professor suffered slight injuries.

After the crash, Hiroshi left his car and fled the scene on foot but was caught shortly after. When questioned, Hiroshi admitted to driving dunk, and was arrested immediately. A breathalyzer showed the level of alcohol in his breath was twice the legal limit.

Police investigation into the accident continues.

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