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2 men arrested over fatal hit-and-run

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Police in Yachimata, Chiba Prefecture, have arrested two men, one a truck driver, and the other a motorist, on suspicion of dangerous driving resulting in death after their vehicles hit and killed a pedestrian.

According to police, the incident occurred at around 11:45 p.m. Saturday along a two-lane prefectural road with no sidewalk, Fuji TV reported. The victim, Shinichi Hikono, 49, who lived nearby was walking home when he was first hit from behind by a truck driven by Shinji Kamimura, 48, and then by a car driven by Satoshi Hayashi, 36. Neither vehicle stopped.

Hikino was taken to hospital where he was pronounced dead.

Police identified the truck and car on Sunday after an analysis of street surveillance camera footage. Kamimura was quoted by police as saying he didn’t stop because he thought he had hit some garbage piled up at the side of the road, while Hayashi said he hit something but didn’t know what.

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cowards. neither of them are ever going to drive again,.

4 ( +9 / -5 )

Vince Black, this is Japan. Of course they will drive again regardless of what they've done.

5 ( +6 / -1 )

Lock both of the scum up. It is possible that early first aid may have kept this poor man alive until paramedics arrived, or got an ambulance sooner. These sociopaths kept on driving as if the victim was just a dog.

RIP to the pedestrian.

5 ( +7 / -2 )

Didn't even get out to see if the vehicles were damaged! Not surprising though as I have been in the middle of crosswalks and drivers have come barrelling through without so much as slowing down when I smacked their side mirror or side of the car with my hand. Poor guy. RIP

12 ( +12 / -0 )

The lack of sidewalks is a serious problem. You can't trust drivers.

7 ( +7 / -0 )

11:45 pm..... I wonder where they may be returning from?

Work?

Shopping?

Disneyland?

A drinking establishment?????

And didn’t stop?

It doesn’t take Poirot to work this one out!

5 ( +7 / -2 )

No regards for anybody else, and they didn't stop to check on possible car damage. Put them in the pen!

3 ( +3 / -0 )

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