Car chased by police hits, kills elderly woman on bicycle in Nagoya

Driver fled scene after accident, police still searching for his whereabouts

An elderly woman was hit and killed by a car being chased by police in Nagoya's Showa Ward
An elderly woman was hit and killed by a car being chased by police in Nagoya’s Showa Ward

AICHI (TR) – A vehicle being pursued by Aichi Prefectural Police struck and killed an elderly woman in Nagoya on Wednesday. The driver remains at large, reports TBS News (Sept. 8).

At approximately 6:15 p.m., a station wagon being chased by a patrol car began struck Sadako Hisano, a 74-year-old woman pedaling a bicycle on a street on Showa Ward. The woman was later confirmed dead at a nearby hospital due to a severe blow to the head.

The driver of the station wagon fled the scene after the incident. Police later found the vehicle about 500 meters away.

Just prior to the incident, police had spotted the vehicle, which had been reported stolen, and chased it for 1.9 kilometers in an attempt to get it to stop. Police are still searching for the driver’s whereabouts.

“At present, I believe proper chase procedures were conducted,” the chief of the Showa Police Station is quoted, according to the Sankei Shimbun (Sept. 8).

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