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Man turns himself in after hitting woman with car in Aichi

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A 34-year-old man turned himself in to police on Sunday, about 15 hours after he hit a 22-year-old woman as she crossed the road at an intersection in Toyota City early Sunday.

According to police, Keiko Tatano, a third year university student, was crossing the intersection at the pedestrian crossing with a green light at 3:50 a.m., when Atsushi Ando, an unemployed man, hit her with his vehicle and drove off without stopping. The traffic lights were red for the direction Ando was coming from.

Tatano remains unconscious in hospital, police said.

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My guess is he felt the 15 hours was enough time for the alchohol to get out of his system. What a loser...

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Japanese drivers do this all he time, some are drunk,some are using mobile phones, but most just dont want to wait so tail the car infront, meaning you can be watching three or four cars going through a green man crossing. The police turn a blind eye, naturally. I think the police should be given a performance bonus for catching people in the act of vehicle crime.

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"Japanese drivers do this all he time, some are drunk,some are using mobile phones, but most just dont want to wait so tail the car infront, meaning you can be watching three or four cars going through a green man crossing."

This is true, but what never ceases to amaze me is how so many pedestrians over here just seem to turn off their peripheral vision and make their way across the street as soon as they get the green. A semi truck could be rumbling through and they wouldn't stop. Whatever happened to basic common sense!?

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Even after 15 hours blood test could detect alcohol. I do believe that he was drunk, and perhaps lost his marbles when hit the woman. I give him credit for turning himself in, and this will help him for reduction of his sentence. Can he walk free from the court? No way, he should get at least 20 years behind the bars.

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I agree with daveyc21. People here have no peripheral vision. They'll just walk out into the street when the light is "aoi" and assume, as they assume so many other things about their little worlds, that "everything is okay." Look twice, people!

At least this guy showed up 15 hours later and not 15 years later! But to think he could have stopped that second and helped her -- that is the tragedy and has nothing to do with Japan and everything to do with human nature. How sad.

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Number one rule while sharing roads with vehicles that could easily kill you: Watch Your Back.

If you give up your personal safety to some "law" that is only sometimes enforced, lord help you.

I hope the kid recovers fully.

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