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Man dies after being dragged by car for 160 meters in Yokohama

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A man about 60 years old died on Sunday night after he was found lying on a road in Yokohama City. Police said there was a blood trail of around 160 meters from the man’s body, and from the man’s injuries, believe he was dragged by a car over the distance.

Police said a nearby male resident called them at around 9.30 p.m., saying there was a man lying on the road bleeding from his head. He was rushed to hospital but was pronounced dead shortly after.

The man was found on a road in Kohoku Ward near a crossing for the JR Yokohama line. Police are in the process of confirming his identity, adding that he was not carrying a license or any other means of identification. Police are appealing for anyone who may have seen the incident to come forward.

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The numbers just keep going up. Rest easy sir, the guilty party will be caught soon enough.

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how horrible, really...

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Don't count on the hitter to get caught. The person that hit me and knocked me out never got caught.

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An old fashioned lynching! Terrible way to die...

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A tragedy, but I also wonder what actually happened. Having only started driving in Japan of late, the number of people I have to look out for who are not looking where they are going, riding bicycles in the dark on the wrong side of the road - it's just unbelievable. I just hope to hell that even driving safely, under the limit, and keeping an eagle-eye on the road that someone won't pop out in front of me. I am by no means siding with the hit-and-run driver here, but when pedestrians and cyclists take as many risks as they do here, and the onus is primarily on the driver of the car no matter the behavior of the victim, as a motorist it makes me shudder.

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Again?!?! Hope they get the driver responsible. Could've at least stopped to get the guy unhooked from your car before speeding off, then he might still be alive.

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Yelnats: Don't count on the hitter to get caught. The person that hit me and knocked me out never got caught.

Did he hit you or did you wander in his path? In coming bullets have the right of way. Even if somebody makes a law declaring it should be the opposite, I suggest letting the two ton steel bullets going down the road ways have the right away.

A big difference here is that you are still alive. That is why the guy whose car you put yourself in the path of was not found, but this guy will be.

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terebiko: Again?!?! Hope they get the driver responsible. Could've at least stopped to get the guy unhooked from your car before speeding off, then he might still be alive.

The driver may not have realized the guy was hooked to the car. That is one of the many reasons why we are told to stop after accidents. Even if you do hear rattling or banging or like there is extra weight/strain, you are first going to think is damage to the car, not a guy being drug by your undercarriage.

But I think if they did not scare driver's so much here and if they stopped acting like pedestrians can do no wrong, more people would stop. You reap what you sow.

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Another one? Poor man, whoever was to blame the driver must have noticed something. Should have stopped and called for help.

If someone steps in front of me if I drive a car it will be their own fault that I hit them, how could I avoid it? But if I don't stop and try to help them, it's my fault if they die.

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This is a horrible accident, I can only imagine how surprised this driver or drivers were by some old guy walking into a big street, trying to save time by j walking, when there is a perfectly safe cross walk, with signal lights etc..and WHAMMY! Gets hit and dragged by a driver who then panics and decides not to stick around. When will all of these foolish j walkers ever learn? I do feel sorry for this old dead dude, but I drive almost everyday here in Tokyo and there are some real idiots, just begging to get run over and well they do end up getting hit and then we get to read all about so so DO NOT J WALK! Assuming this old dead dude was j walking in a big Yokohama street.

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The cops need to stop random folks on bikes and whatnot and start enforcing traffic laws. EVERY morning I nearly get killed because I insist on crossing at the crosswalk near my place. NO ONE ever stops. I have no idea how many times cars have come within meters of me - and honnk at me! These are the folks that are doing such hit and runs. Fine them, take away their "right" to drive.

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yup, that'll do it

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As long as your eyes and ears are functioning, you are using them, and you are not taking unnecessary risks, there is nothing at all wrong with jaywalking except that some people decided to make it illegal.

tmarie, don't obey silly people elected to sit on their butts in ivory towers and make laws. Cross in a place because its safe, not because somebody painted white lines there, or anything else, including green lights.

And just today I saw a bicyclist almost get nailed. Riding on the right, comes to a blind T, him crossing the top and just blasts right through! Talk about a deathwish! Yeah, he had the zebra crossing, but drivers can't seem him coming from the right side of the road.

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blvtzpk-san,

Welcome to Japan traffic wars, my child. You may leave the temple when you are able to put the pedal to the metal and cut a groove between that truck and the old lady on the rusty bicycle with her grandchild in a loosely attached front carrier. The grandchild wears a helmet. She does not.

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Another wonder why nothing is done to help improve this situation. It exists on every nook and cranny road in Tokyo and I imagine everywhere else of these islands except Hokkaido. Where can an improvement be made, with everyone fighting over every cm. of land? I think it'll NEVER improve. Even less quick than the Olympics coming to Tokyo, which won't be for at least 100 years.

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Just have manners and give everyone respect when driving. Let the bikes have some room and the pedestrians as well. Try not to play chicken with the telephone poles in the road and a car coming at you. Be patient, everyone understands we all have to give and take. Oh and the scooters on the left, zigzagging thru traffic...May the force be with us all.

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