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Truck driver held over hit-and-run death of 76-year-old man in Okayama


Police in Kurashiki, Okayama Prefecture, said Sunday they have arrested a 48-year-old truck driver over the hit-and-run death of a 76-year-old man.

According to police, Toshihiko Tsukamoto was hit by a truck as he crossed the street at an intersection at around 6 a.m. Sunday, NTV reported. He was taken to hospital where he was pronounced dead on arrival.

Police said street surveillance camera footage led them to the suspect, Yoichi Kamata, a truck driver who lives in Himeji, Hyogo Prefecture.

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Why try and run? CCTV is every where.

Jail time if you run, straight out the gate.

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I'm sure he flashed his hazards just before mowing him down as is the case when truck drivers notoriously run red lights. Bad day for all involved.

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Yes Trucks run red lights, but ojiisan have a tendency of just crossing the road, or take ages, or just don't check for traffic (most people here in Japan seem to ignore this survival principle).

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