Michiko Sato, 23-year old catering school student in Tokyo (Japan), was driving home in the early hours of Sunday when she hit an 80-year pedestrian. Any other person who would have stopped the car and called the police. But Michiko got so shocked that she kept on driving with the body lodged in her windscreen. She drove 4 miles, all the way to her home.
Michiko Sato, a catering school student, was arrested after her boyfriend called police to report the accident, a police spokesman said.
When police called at Sato’s home, they found the body of the elderly woman still stuck in the car’s windscreen.
“The suspect said she was so shocked that she didn’t know what to do,” the police spokesman said. He added Sato was not under the influence of alcohol at the time of the accident.
She was charged with causing a traffic accident resulting in death and escaping after running over a person with a car and faces up to 17 years in prison or a fine of up to two million yen (22,000 dollars) if convicted.
This is really shocking for me! How can you drive with a body in your windshield? Not only it would obstruct your view and look weird but could cause more accidents. It is quite possible that the pedestrian might be alive after the accident and Michiko’s negligence could have caused her to bleed to death.