Popular young actor Ito Kentaro was taken into Tokyo police custody after a suspected hit and run accident.
According to the Tokyo Metropolitan Police Department, the accident happened a little before 6 PM on the night of October 28 in Sendagaya section of Shibuya. Kentaro was making a U-turn in his car at an intersection when he hit a motorcycle, injuring the two people. Kentaro then left the scene of the accident.
The woman on the motorcycle was seriously injured with a broken leg, while the man on the motorcycle sustained a lesser injury to his arm.
According to the police investigation, a bystander who witnessed the accident chased Kentaro’s car several hundred meters and then urged him to return to the scene of the accident.
According to police, Kentaro admitted to leaving the scene of the accident. The police will continue their investigation into the accident.
When his management was asked to comment on Kentaro’s arrest, the company said that it was currently awaiting the facts of the accident, and that it could not comment any further at this time.