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Woman laying on road dies after taxi runs her over

Date Posted: 2011-11-04

An Okinawa City woman is dead after being run over by a taxi driver as she fell and was lying in the road early Monday.

Okinawa City Police say they’re investigating the 55-year-old taxi driver on suspicion of accidental homicide. They have been investigating the taxi driver from Kin Town since the incident on Highway 329 in Chibana early Monday morning. The woman suffered extensive injuries to her waist and torso, and was in cardiopulmonary arrest when taken to a hospital where she died shortly after arrival.

The woman has been identified as 29-year-old Yukiko Inamine of tNoborikawa, Okinawa City. Police say Monday was Inamine’s birthday and she had been drinking alcohol with friends at a party in Okinawa City. Following the party, she got out of a friend’s car on the way to her home because she said “I feel sick”. Witnesses say Inamine fell down on the road’s second lane at the back of the car, and was run over by the taxi.

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