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Man killed in hit-and-run incident in Saitama

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Police said Monday they are on the lookout for the driver involved in a hit-and-run incident in Kawagoe, Saitama Prefecture, in which a man was killed.

Police said they received an emergency call from a passing motorist at around 9 p.m., reporting that a man was lying on the road. They found the man, aged between 50 and 70, with serious injuries from an apparent hit-and-run incident. The man was taken to hospital where he was pronounced dead about an hour later.

According to police, marks on the road running southwest from the scene appear to indicate that the man had been dragged by a vehicle for several hundred meters.

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tv news on channel 8 last evening was showing how bad drivers are and how they aim at old people.

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Saitama huh?? No surprise here. But being dragged several hundred meters?? This is just terrible, I do not even want to imagine what was left of this old guys body. RIP old man from Saitama.

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50 to 70? That is a big difference.

Not any more.

How big a difference depends on whether you are closer to 50 or to 70.

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It's time for a national raod safety wake up campaign! TV ads....posters and cameras on traffic lights, do it do it do it....just get on with it!!!!!

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There is so MUCH money to be made from the powers that be IF the law of stopping at a red light was actually enforced. As others have posted, the number of fly throughs at a red light are staggering. Cameras. Fines... POLICING!

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sad and gruesome. it must have been a very old person, would be my bet. small, hard to see, slow moving and erratic.

interesting that this is top news. i wonder what the criteria to make national English headlines in Japan is?

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Bikers and pedestrians walking in poorly lit numbered state roads without wearing visible clothing is PC in this country.

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pointofview, I 100% agree the amount of people who run red lights is quite appalling! However it is quite another matter knocking a pedestrian down and dragging them several hundred yards!

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Some of the roads in this country are so dark and quiet I wouldnt be surprised if its possible to be lying completely undetected for a good length of time. Cant help but feel that if the driver had stopped then the chap might have survived. Being dragged cant have helped.

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woundedsamurai1. Anyone other than a drunk would stop and at least inform the emergency services, unless of course it was a drunk who didn't speak Japanese! How anyone could just mow someone down drag them for god knows how far defeats me! He must be having nightmares right now or he is not human!

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The number of people here running red lights is appalling. Wouldnt surprise me if thats what the driver did to save a few minutes and nailed this guy at a cross-walk. Saddest part is that there are never any cops or cameras set up to catch these bimbos in the act. Cops know it`s happening too. Your tax dollars hard at work.

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The man was dragged several hundred yards. Horrific.

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50 to 70? That is a big difference.

Not any more.

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50 to 70? That is a big difference.

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Yep! I'd go with the driver being drunk too. Not because he ran away, but because it happened in Saitama.

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the man had been dragged by a vehicle for several hundred meters.

That's at least two football fields!! Innocent driver or not, you cant run someone down and then drag him/her for a few hundren meters. Thats insane.

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Hit and run is fast becoming the norm here in Japan....maybe it's being taught at the driving schools?

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@IfeelImust - not necessarily.

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We need more traffic signals perhaps?

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I agree that the roadsense is almost suicidal here but nothing in this story suggests he was in the middle of the road before the car hit him. The driver should've stopped.

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The real shocking point though: dragged for several hundred meters!!!

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Yet another drunk driver, who else would run someone down and fail to stop or at least inform the emergency services?

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