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Man arrested over fatal hit-and-run on Nov 24

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Chiba prefectural police on Sunday arrested a 27-year-old man over the hit-and-run death of a 56-year-old man in Sosa on Nov 24.

Police said Tatsuya Tada, a part-time worker, has been charged with dangerous driving resulting in death, Sankei Shimbun reported. Police said he has admitted to hitting the victim, who was riding a bicycle, in Yokoshibahikari, Chiba Prefecture, at around 5:45 p.m. on Nov 24. The impact knocked the man into an irrigation canal.

Police quoted Tada as saying he took his eyes off the road for a few seconds while he was adjusting the air conditioner when he hit the cyclist. He said he panicked and kept going.

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If you unintentionally hit someone, stop and call the paramedics. The Japanese prosecutors will go much easier on you if you are honest.

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Here in Massachusetts when someone gets hit, they subpoena the driver's phone to find out exactly what it was doing when the collision occurred.

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He said he panicked and kept going

They should throw the book at losers using this excuse. The cyclist may still be alive if he had stopped, rendered assistance and called for an ambulance. It’s manslaughter.

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Was that an iOS or Android air conditioner?

It was a Tesla.

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took his eyes off the road for a few seconds while he was adjusting the air conditioner

Was that an iOS or Android air conditioner?

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For once it's not someone over 60....

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