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21-year-old Yokohama man arrested for hit-and-run

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Police in Yokohama said Monday they have arrested a 21-year-old man over a hit-and-run incident that killed a 33-year-old man in Totsuka Ward early Sunday.

According to police, the victim, Kikuo Kitai, was walking along a road just before 2 a.m. when he was hit by a car. TBS reported that the driver, later identified as Shohei Ando, kept going and later abandoned his car on a road nearby. He then called police to falsely report that his car had been stolen.

Police said Ando admitted to hitting Kitai and said he fled the scene because he had been frightened.

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Another coward showing off that got shown off by taking a life. Not an accident, Selfish Stupidity. Mr. Kita hopefully you can rest in peace and your family and loved ones finds their peace as well.

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...and he was well under the age of "60"...

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Rest in Peace , Kikuo Kitai.

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Hit and run needs an automatic decade in prison regardless of level of injury.

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I can imagine many things about the accident since the details are not there. I can imagine that Kitai stumbled and fell into the path of the car for example. I can imagine this happened because of a pothole or because Kitai was drunk. Or I can imagine that Ando was just plain careless, and was texting, and nearly went off the road for swerving when he hit Kitai. Lots of possibilities.

But here is what I know. None of the above matters. In Japan, they just blame the driver, and the driver will go to jail. And so I ask you, if a person through his own carelessness puts himself in front of your car and gets himself killed, are you going to hang around and be put in prison for it? Maybe you don't know how hit works in Japan, but Japanese people do.

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7%, install a dash cam in your car. It would be easier to sort things out if the pedestrian was clearly at fault.

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