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Filipino woman killed in suspected hit-and-run in Saitama


A 56-year-old Filipino woman was killed in a suspected hit-and-run incident in Kawaguchi, Saitama Prefecture on Saturday, police said.

According to police, a passerby called 110 at around 2:30 a.m. to report that a woman was lying beside her bicycle on the street in the city’s Higashi-hongo area.

The woman, who was later identified as Josephine Rameda Ito, was taken to hospital where died due to severe head injuries shortly after arrival, Fuji TV reported.

Police said Ito had been riding her bike home after finishing work at a nearby pub. The back of her bicycle was mangled, leading police to believe she was hit from behind by a vehicle.

Police said they are examining street surveillance camera footage to try and identify the vehicle.

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Another hit and run. What’s the bet the driver was drunk too? And, what’s the bet, when he is, which he will be, will say, “I didn’t realize I hit anybody.” Cowards!

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My mom was a victim of hit and run before as well in Kannai Station at Yokohama. They didn't caught the bastard for two years now. It's sad to hear this kind of news happening here in Japan. Oh and we're Filipinos as well.

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So sad.

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Technically it's "Filipina".

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Very sad. Yes another. Rest In Peace Josephine.

when he is, which he will be, will say, “I didn’t realize I hit anybody.” Cowards!

Just curious if a male suspect has been established.

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Coward, I bet the guy was drunk on the way home. Let's hope he's caught soon and spends a very long time in jail

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Kind of up there in age to be working in a pub.  An unsatisfied customer at the pub maybe ?? Either way sad that things like this happen..

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Ben YouknowwhoJuly 29 07:07 pm JSTTechnically it's "Filipina".

both terms are used but the -a is more of a spanish (american) language feminization (e.g. chicana, latina).  since english is a gender neutral language, filipino would be more accurate. and technically, tagalog belongs to the Malayo-Polynesian language family not spanish.

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