A former temporary worker at Mazda Motor Corp. hit 11 Mazda employees with a car Tuesday morning at the automaker's plant in the city of Hiroshima, killing one and injuring the others, police said.

Toshiaki Hikiji, 42, of Hiroshima, was driving a Mazda Familia at around 7:35 a.m. as workers were beginning to arrive at the Ujina plant.

He fled the scene after hitting the workers but called the police, who found him on a mountain in the nearby town of Fuchu and arrested him.