Veteran comedian Koji Nakamoto hit by car, seriously injured

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Koji Nakamoto

Veteran comedian Koji Nakamoto, 81, sustained a serious head injury after being hit by a car when he was walking across an intersection in Yokohama on Tuesday morning, according to local police. The car was being driven by a 73-year-old man.

Nakamoto is known for appearing on many TV shows as member of the comedy troupe The Drifters.