Japanese police arrest go-kart driver dressed as Super Mario over hit-and-run with cyclist

That's Super Mario the video game character, not the Italian sprinter

Police tape (Getty)

If you were involved in a hit-and-run crash then saw the driver making off in a go-kart and dressed as Super Mario, you might have thought you'd suffered a pretty bad bang to the head - but that's exactly what happened to one unfortunate cyclist in Japan.

The incident occurred in the Chiyoda area of central Tokyo on February 23, when a driver dressed as the Nintendo video game character was involved in a crash with a cyclist before fleeing the scene in his go-kart.

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Henry Robertshaw began his time at Cycling Weekly working with the tech team, writing reviews, buying guides and appearing in videos advising on how to dress for the seasons. He later moved over to the news team, where his work focused on the professional peloton as well as legislation and provision for cycling. He's since moved his career in a new direction, with a role at the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs.