A Japanese court on Thursday convicted a man for injuring seven pedestrians while he was driving a lowrider car last October near the iconic Shibuya scramble crossing in Tokyo.

The Tokyo District Court sentenced Ryuta Imaizumi, a 21-year-old man, to a prison term of two years, suspended for four years, for negligent driving resulting in injury, calling the maneuver he carried out to lift one of the vehicle's front wheels that resulted in the accident "dangerous."

Investigative sources quoted him as saying he performed the action because he wanted to "look cool."

According to the ruling, Imaizumi lifted the front wheel and tried to steer to the left but eventually lost his balance while driving near the capital's famous busy crossing at around 7:30 p.m. on Oct. 7, 2023.

Seven pedestrians were hit or fell over and sustained minor injuries, the ruling said.

Judge Yuichi Suda described the defendant's actions in causing the accident as "gross negligence."