High school boy crashes motorbike, runs away leaving injured friend

Okinawa City Police arrested a 16-year-old high school boy from Okinawa City on Feb. 22nd, on suspicion of driving a motorcycle without a license, causing an involuntary injury and violating the Road Traffic Law.  The boy has admitted to the charges.

According to Okinawa City Police, the high school boy crashed into a car that was taking a right turn about 11 a.m. when he was driving from Goya to Koza Crossing on Route 330 in Sumiyoshi, Okinawa City. The boy had a 17-year-old scaffolding worker from Okinawa City riding on the back seat, who was seriously injured in the accident.

Despite the serious injury, including fractured skull, to the boy on the backseat, the high school boy left the motorcycle and his injured friend, and ran away on foot from the site of the accident.  The driver of the car was not injured.