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Love Live Car Involved in Pedestrian Hit and Run in Japan

Love Live Car Involved in Pedestrian Hit and RunThis weekend in Numazu, Japan, a female pedestrian was hit and knocked over by a car, which then sped off. The driver didn’t get far, though, because his car was, shall we say, distinct: it was painted with a character from Love Live Sunshine.

The incident occurred at about 5PM, when the car turned right and hit a 79-year-old woman who was crossing the road, knocking her over and breaking her wrist. The driver then fled the scene.

A couple in their 60s called the police, describing “a car with a girl drawn on it.” The car was found soon thereafter a few hundred yards from the scene. The driver, a 23-year-old man, has confessed.

Numazu, in Shizuoka Prefecture, Japan, is the setting of Love Live Sunshine and the site of a series of unrelated Love Live crimes this year.

Okay, if you hit and run, you’re a jerk, but if you hit someone and run in such an immediately recognizable car, you’re a jerk and and pretty darn stupid to boot.

Source: Yomiuri Shinbun

Matt Schley

Matt Schley (rhymes with "guy") lives in Tokyo, and has been OUSA's "man in Japan" since 2012. He's also written about anime and Japanese film for the Japan Times, Screen Daily and more.