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Man arrested over fatal hit-and-run

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Police in Kamisu, Ibaraki Prefecture, have arrested a 31-year-old man on suspicion of dangerous driving resulting in death after the car he was driving hit and killed a 92-year-old man.

According to police, Ryoma Iida, a company employee, hit Motoji Sekiya just past 7 p.m. on Saturday, Sankei Shimbun reported. Sekiya had been pushing his bicycle along a prefectural road when he was hit by Iida’s car. Iida kept going.

Sekiya was taken to hospital where he was pronounced dead. 

Police managed to identify Iida after after examining parts of his car which were left at the scene, as well as through street surveillance camera footage. Police said Iida has denied the charge.

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Most likely not many comments/opinions as the driver wasn't over 70 years of age.

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Give him a life sentence the selfish SOB! Accidents are accidents but if you keep going it should be murder!

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left bits of his car behind, got him on camera, but..... he denies the charge..... LOL. expect him to change his plea later to..... you know what.... (⌒▽⌒)

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Doesn't remember! Another one with memory problems!

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Was he too busy on his phone whilst driving or drunk or just being reckless ?

Who took the fatally injured man to the hospital?

I wish this article was more informative.

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jiji XxAug. 31  04:40 pm JST

left bits of his car behind, got him on camera, but..... he denies the charge..... LOL. expect him to change his plea later to..... you know what.... (⌒▽⌒)

Yes, the evidence is damaging however keep in mind that the article does not state specifically what he is being charged with. Among "hit-and-run", "man slaughter", and "failing to report an accident" they could be charging him with additional charges (i.e., driving intoxicated, speeding, etc.).

The article also doesn't place him in the car. It only states that it was his car. There is a chance that he loaned his car to someone.

But if it's proven that he was indeed the driver then there's really not much he can "deny" that would overturn man slaughter.

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