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Man arrested over fatal hit-and-run in Saitama Prefecture

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Police in Kawagoe, Saitama Prefecture, have arrested a 34-year-old man on suspicion of dangerous driving resulting in death after he hit and killed a pedestrian.

According to police, Takeki Kishi, a company employee from Kawaguchi City, was driving his station wagon in a residential area of Kawagoe City at around 7 p.m. on Saturday when he hit a male pedestrian and then kept going, Sankei Shimbun reported. Kishi contacted police about 90 minutes after the hit-and-run to report that he might have been involved in a possible accident.

Police said that Kishi has denied the charge and quoted him as saying he was not aware that he hit a person.

Police said the victim is a man in his late 60s to early 80s. He was not carrying any personal belongings, such as a wallet or cell phone.

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Sad for the family of the deceased.

- “Kishi contacted police about 90 minutes after the hit-and-run to report that he might have been involved in a possible accident.” -

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Limited, ‘specific details’ at this point. Is the story intended to read like the size of the vehicle may have had something to so with the driver’s lack of immediate awareness of the accident ?? - JT’s writer(s) did make a point to specify “*his *station wagon”.

- “Police said that Kishi has denied the charge and quoted him as saying he was not aware that he hit a person.” -

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The extent to which Japanese run red lights is disgusting and something I have never seen anywhere else in the world. Their is a several second delay before a pedestrians signal goes green yet they still run through that too. Only in Japan

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The 89 yr old man was crossing at the zebra crossing but in the dark it's tough to see people.

BUT drivers must do better. The old guy was bounced 10m after being hit. RIP

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I have no symnapthy for hit and run drivers.

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"no sympathy"

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The extent to which Japanese run red lights is disgusting and something I have never seen anywhere else in the world. Their is a several second delay before a pedestrians signal goes green yet they still run through that too. Only in Japan

I have no sympathy for the driver either, but if you think Japan is the only place in the world where people run red lights, you must not get out very much. This is a common problem all over the world, except for the utopian society that you must be from.

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wasn't a controlled intersection, no red lights were run.

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