Truck driver arrested after hitting workman on street


Police in Minamiboso, Chiba Prefecture, have arrested a 33-year-old man on suspicion of negligent driving resulting in death after the truck he was driving hit a man in his 70s who was directing vehicles going in and out of a construction site.

According to police, the accident occurred at around 4:20 p.m. on Saturday, Fuji TV reported. The victim, who worked a security guard, was standing on the side of the road when he was hit by a truck driven by Daiki Kubota. He was taken to hospital where he died of his injuries about two hours later.

Police said Kubota, a company employee from Tateyama City, told them he was blinded by the sun for a few seconds and couldn’t see in front of him when the accident occurred.

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His pension was probably not enough to make a decent living. RIP.

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No-one was ever blinded by the brakes, or killed by them.

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Workman”, “security guard” … or, as the position is referred to Only in Japan: “guardman”? - The decedent was a construction-site, roadside traffic flagman. - Poor old soul. As with many elderly men here, perhaps just trying to make a few yen to support his final years? “Condolences” to any surviving family. “Rest in Peace”.

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Japanese streets are narrow compared to American ,they are at 20 ft wide on residential streets and larger on highway Google Houston Beltway 8 Length

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Yeah, sometimes the sun causes trouble and death. This how I'm very careful when the sun hitting me on my driveway.

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Standing at the side of the road, or on the road? It's unclear and it does make a difference.

Keep vehicles on the road, and pedestrians on the sidewalk.

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Blinded by the use of his iphone?

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Lets hope it was the glare of the sun and not the reflection from his smart phone.

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