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Car owned by Finance Ministry involved in suspected hit-and-run death

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Wow! I saw this on the news yesterday. That was heavy.

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From the headline...it was the car to blame.

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That is terrible that a man walking in the pedestrian crossing was killed. Japan needs to improve pedestrian safety urgently.

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What happened here? Was the guy drunk? On drugs? Did he fall asleep? You don’t just plow into a pedestrian crossing for no reason. Too many unanswered questions here.

this is terrible reporting. Ask Questions!!

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Another freak who has been taken over by darkness. Another innocent slaughtered for no reason. This vile creature of darkness needs to serve some serious porridge

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That is terrible that a man walking in the pedestrian crossing was killed. Japan needs to improve pedestrian safety urgently.

That's what happens when drivers think they don't need to stop for pedestrians at a pedestrian crossing. I sometimes wonder why they bother painting pedestrian crossings in Japan. Most drivers ignore them.

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Pukey2: "That's what happens when drivers think they don't need to stop for pedestrians at a pedestrian crossing. I sometimes wonder why they bother painting pedestrian crossings in Japan. Most drivers ignore them."

Even signal lights are completely ignored. This is what happens indeed, and especially when people here are taught that the yellow light doesn't mean "caution" and to slow down, it means to speed up so you can make the red light just after it turns.

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I got bumped into just today at a T-intersection. Old guy in his 70s was staring to his right to check oncoming traffic while I walked across in front of him from his left. He was stopped, well past the white stop line, so I was a bit wary of him, and then he started accelerating when I was just in front of the car. Hit my leg above the knee but he quickly stopped when I began pounding on the hood. Hurt my hand a lot more than my leg, and while the former is bruised I feel fine. Walked over to the old guy's window and he gave me a smile and wave and then sped off before I could tap on it. I'm going to guess in this case he legitimately did not see me (because he didn't bother to check) and it wasn't an attempt to beat me through the intersection, since I had plenty of room to walk in front of him until he accelerated. But there are plenty of drivers who think the car has priority and won't stop even if they know you are coming. YOU have to stop, in their minds.

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Have the police found a rug and a broom yet to sweep this under?........Just give them time, it will happen.

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