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Police in Tokyo on Sunday arrested a 59-year-old man on suspicion of dangerous driving resulting in death after he hit and killed a man in his 80s on Saturday night.

Police said Hiroki Nagase, a doctor who is head of the Chiba Cancer Center Research Institute, has admitted to the charge, Sankei Shimbun reported. He was quoted as saying he was took his eyes off the road for a second and didn’t see the man.

Police said the incident occurred in Tokyo’s Nerima Ward at around 7:35 p.m. Saturday at a T junction with no traffic lights. The victim was crossing the road when he was hit by Nagase’s car turning right. He was taken to hospital where he was pronounced dead.

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This story will disappear, and all charges will be dropped, after the family reaches a settlement with this doctor

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Was it on a crossing? Some of these old Japanese folks just wander out onto the road in a daze and expect everyone to stop for them.

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Doctor arrested for dangerous driving resulting in death

Doctor arrested for SUSPICION of dangerous driving!

Police in Tokyo on Sunday arrested a 59-year-old man on suspicion of dangerous driving resulting in death after he hit and killed a man in his 80s on Saturday night.

The title should be changed, as the doctor has not been charged, just detained, as official charges do not get filed under AFTER the alleged incident has been investigated and handed over to the public prosecutors.

Police said the incident occurred in Tokyo’s Nerima Ward at around 7:35 p.m. Saturday at a T junction with no traffic lights. The victim was crossing the road when he was hit by Nagase’s car turning right. He was taken to hospital where he was pronounced dead.

Something tells me there is a hell of a lot more to this story, as the charges the title suggests something more than an accident resulting in death here.

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"Bikes are the worse' "

Worse than what?

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Using his phone perhaps?

That would make more sense. Most cars have a blind spot between the driver's side window and the front window that can hide pedestrians when making a right turn. I have come close before, and am especially careful now. But dangerous driving suggests something more, like speeding or texting.

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He was quoted as saying he was took his eyes off the road for a second and didn’t see the man.

Um. The doctor's gonna have a bumpy road ahead. :‑(

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arrested a 59-year-old man on suspicion of 

Just need 3 weeks on the dungeons in solitary confinement to force a confession in exchange for some fresh air outside.

case solved!

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"Bikes are the worse' "

Worse than what?

Horses? Camels? Roman chariots?

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Doctors' in this country work insane hours and with there being a shortage

Dont know much about doctors in Japan! I've worked in Japanese hospitals for well over 10 years, and I guarantee you that you are 100% wrong!

The average Tokyo salary man puts in more hours than an average doctor here!

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Agree with posters above commenting on people who don't take responsibility for themselves when crossing roads.

Yes, they may have right of way (depending on the circumstances) but exercising a little caution around roads makes, well.. a lot of sense.

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Was it on a crossing? Some of these old Japanese folks just wander out onto the road in a daze and expect everyone to stop for them.

Victim blaming is disgusting.

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MatejToday  01:01 pm JST

Guy admiited the charges.

Possibly drove car back home after busy and stressful day.

Possibly guy he hit was drunk or on drugs

Possibly. Or possibly not. From the article we do not know. I have had narrow escapes, where someone wearing dark clothes suddenly stepped on the road. We just don´t know the details here. Japanese law always assigns guilt to the bigger vehicle, so it is safe to assume he will be charged with something.

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