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Man arrested for attempted murder after running over moped rider

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Police in Kawaguchi, Saitama Prefecture, have arrested a 23-year-old man on suspicion of attempted murder after he allegedly ran over a moped rider with his car.

According to police, the incident occurred at around 1:15 a.m. on July 31, Fuji TV reported. Police said Tomoya Kamijo, a company employee, ran over the 57-year-old moped rider who had parked his moped when the incident occurred. The victim’s colleague called 110.

Kamijo initially drove away but returned to the scene and was arrested. Police said he has partially denied the charge and quoted him as saying, “The moped was in front of me but no one was there.”

The victim sustained minor injuries, police said, adding that they are investigating whether there was any trouble between the two men before the incident.

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'The victim sustained minor injuries'

So, he wasn't really run over then.

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And even if “no one was there”, drive in another direction, fool!

What kind of car did he have anyways?

Kind of hard to “accidentally” run over a moped.

Gotta be drunk or not be the owner of the car to do something stupid like that.

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But won't be attempted murder.

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From the article is difficult to figure out what happened.

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That's fairly typical, here...

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Sounds like there’s a bit of road rage behind this.

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'The victim sustained minor injuries'

So, he wasn't really run over then.

This is just quibbling over semantics, isn't it?

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No. Run over means he was hit by the car and then the car went over him. Unlikely to cause only minor injuries.

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No one was there…What if he of course accidentally hit the moped, but only that and the ‘victim’ stood only nearby or farther away and injured slightly himself or by his colleague afterwards to have it dramatically look like an attempted murder, let’s say to get significantly more out of the case at the court than some money for only a little damage at the moped?

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You only have to bump elbows with somebody and they proclaim いった and start dreaming up their JA insurance claim.

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No. Run over means he was hit by the car and then the car went over him. Unlikely to cause only minor injuries.

Yeah but the key point is that the suspect hit the guy with his car. Whether he literally drove the car on top of him or the car just knocked him over to the side or over the roof, etc doesn't make him any more or less culpable for that.

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Moped rage? I used to ride my moped to the gym in Florida on small back roads in high school with a big gulp of mountain dew in one hand. Noone ran me over thank ghosh.

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He "parked" but was still on his moped?!? It sounds like he stopped his bike, rather than parked. Was this a parking lot? A road?

The victim had a "colleague"? Yet the was driving a one-person vehicle. Where the colleague come from?

I actually take a perverse pleasure in reading these JT stories, since the missing but essential missing info gives me my Sherlock Holmes moments.

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I actually take a perverse pleasure in reading these JT stories, since the missing but essential missing info gives me my Sherlock Holmes moments.

JT wouldn’t have a comment section if not for armchair detectives.

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