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Glass object thrown from high-rise building hits car on expressway

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Police in Osaka are searching for whoever threw a glass object from a high-rise building, which hit a car traveling on the Hanshin Expressway.

According to police, the incident occurred at around 5:45 p.m. Saturday in Chuo Ward, Sankei Shimbun reported. The object, which was a 30-cm-square decorative glass stone, hit the roof of a car being driven by a doctor.

The impact caused a dent in the car’s rooftop. The driver, who was not hurt, stopped and called 110. Police said whoever threw the object faces a charge of attempted murder.

Police said they are looking at footage from the dashcam of the car following the doctor to try and pinpoint where the glass object was thrown from.

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It could have been thrown from anywhere. Not necessarily from a building or the roof top. It could have been thrown from a car by accident.

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Can be from anywhere too with some muscle.

-5 ( +1 / -6 )

Another person with mental illness.

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Attempted murder?

I think not.

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Square decorative glass stone? Sounds like someone's balcony garden is missing an outdoor light.

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This sort of crap is exactly why I just installed a cheapie Dash Cam not 36 hours ago.

Do yourself a favor; GET one.

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WA4TKG - This sort of crap is exactly why I just installed a cheapie Dash Cam not 36 hours ago.

I’ve had one for years. I’ve been to cops twice with road rage footage and they weren’t in the slightest but interested.

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@Lindsay - I’ve been to cops twice with road rage footage and they weren’t in the slightest bit interested.

Same experience here. Had complete footage of a head-on collision where 4 people were hospitalised, showing the car in front changing lanes, and going straight into a car coming in the opposite direction.

'We're busy, come back later'.....

7 ( +7 / -0 )

Geometry 101: Height, angle, distance, weight.

Suspect threw the object from apartment room XX.

Should be Physics, Geometry not enough to solve the flight path of the glass.

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@wanderlust and @Lindsay.

Dash cam can get you out of trouble but unless the law has changed the footage isn't admissible as evidence for some strange reason.

Not long ago Japanese authorities were talking about changing the law as to make using dashcam and cellphone footage admissible as evidence in order to charge people with violation of the road laws.

But as far as I know this is still in the "talking about it" faze.

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The object, which was a 30-cm-square decorative glass stone, hit the roof of a car being driven by a doctor.

Any reasonably proficient clairvoyant should be able to find the culprit.

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Once they catch the person, make sure to throw the book at them.

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I agree with @ligger2 that there's no almost way this goes for attempted murder. Unless the way they interpret the law is completely different, it'll be really hard to prove that whoever threw the glass piece was actively wanting for someone to die from it. I mean, the chances of hitting a car are low in general, let alone hitting a person to kill them.

Not defending this at all, because it's really terrible either way, but I'd be really surprised if they could prove this person was deliberately trying to end a life instead of just being a stupid person wanting to do a stupid thing.

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I guess, it’s much easier to find the suspect just by random incident than to find someone by random incident capable of doing the geometry and physics calculations. lol

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Could it not have just fallen from the balcony? Or maybe it could have been a small child playing and wrongly throwing the thing before the parents to react.

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Probably just some high school students, we used to throw small rocks or food like fries off overpasses back in the day.

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@Antiquesaving

Anything is admissible as evidence in court of low, especially camera footage.

About @wanderlust and @Lindsay experience, perhaps persons in charge at that time just don't interested road rage case. Since if they accept that report they need to really follow up.

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X marks the spot! There are many high rises in Japan perhaps it came from a broken glass plane from one of the high rises or blown off a balcony. Why suspect someone threw it intentionally.

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Could it not have just fallen from the balcony?

Well, the probability of having a 30cm in diameter glass object on the balcony AND an expressway under it… I guess, you know that you should rethink it. lol

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