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Arrest warrant issued for friend of man who dies after falling out of car

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Kumamoto prefectural police have issued an arrest warrant for a 41-year-old man who allegedly killed his friend by pushing him out of the car while driving on a highway.

According to police, the incident occurred just before 9 p.m. on July 29. TBS quoted police as saying that while returning home from a night out drinking with a few of his friends, Kunihiko Sakakibara, 38, fell out of the passenger seat and died on a highway in Ozu, Kumamoto Prefecture.

However, investigators said they received numerous 110 calls from that night, reporting two individuals "getting into a big fight on the road" near where the accident happened. Police later questioned the friends with whom Sakakibara had been riding at the time, and learned that Sakakibara had been assaulted and pushed out of the car by one of the other passengers.

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Nice friends!! NOT!! Scum friends like these down in Kumamoto, who needs ENEMIES?? RIP poor drunk friend getting pushed out of a car on a highway!

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Alcohol does make you do stupid things but this is just plain madness. I would like to know what was the quarrell all about.

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The headline says he fell out of the car, but the article says he was pushed. Which one is it?

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Sakakibara had been assaulted and pushed out of the car by one of the other passengers.

So instead of arresting a passenger, they arrest the driver?

man who allegedly killed his friend by pushing him out of the car while driving on a highway.

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If he had to use two hands to get this friend out the door and then the vehicle is out of control. Falling is plausible but it is pretty much physically impossible for a driver to push a passenger out of a moving vehicle while keeping hands on the wheel and feet on the pedal unless he is in the driver's lap. It simply can’t be done.

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Lizz - Read the article again. Someone else was driving. They were fighting in the back seat.

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Sounds like- I didn't push him out, he did. No you did. He fell out. No one pushed him out. Is it a who done it?

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This article is confusing. Please clarify, the driver has an arrest warrant for a passenger pushing another passenger out of the car. Am I missing something here?

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The person doing the pushing must be fairly skillful to open someone else's door and push him out of it, especially if he was drunk.

Also, I think the source of the confusion is the phrase, "pushing him out of the car while driving," which would lead one to believe that the person doing the pushing was also doing the driving, which was not, evidently, the case.

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