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16-year-old boy killed, 3 other teens injured in car crash

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A 16-year-old boy was killed and three other teenagers injured early Saturday morning when the car they were in crashed into a tree in Himeji, Hyogo Prefecture.

According to police, the accident occurred at around 1:30 a.m. Fuji TV quoted police as saying the boy killed in the crash was driving the car and that he had a license to drive a small motorbike, but not a car.

Police said the other three boys are also 16 years old. Two of them remained unconscious in hospital, while the third was awake but in a serious condition.

Police said the car may have been speeding as it crossed the center line and then hit the tree after going off the other side of the highway.

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He paid the price, I hope the others recover completely.

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how did a 16 year old kid buy a car sad for his death but no one of his age will learn from his accident speed kills and so does inexperienced driving in combined speeding with his now no longer friends

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Well, play with fire, get burned. He had no license for a car, but went driving in one anyway. Likely speeding, and I'm guessing no belts for the lot of them. It is a sad outcome, but I'm not sure what they expected.

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How did a youngster get to drive a car when he had no licence.The parents of the boy should have exercised authority over him and prevented him from driving if he was below the legal age of driving.

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Rest in Peace, poor kids.

It was hell driving today with all the new drivers on the road going to their 'jirei' ceremonies. Mad house.

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And yet, here we see many campaigns to get the elderly off the roads. They are responsible for less than 10% of the road fatalities. Drivers under 30 make up 70% of the rest of the fatal accidents. I think the cops are biting the wrong end of the chop stick.

RIP kids! It's the passive and predictable policing of the roads that put you in this position because undoubtably, you'd been doing it often and getting away with it. By the way, whose car was it?

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Ron Barnes at Apr. 01, 2017 - 07:16PM JST how did a 16 year old kid buy a car

He probably didn't.

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The parents of the boy should have exercised authority over him and prevented him from driving if he was below the legal age of driving.

Who knows the circumstances. Maybe the boy snuck out of the house and took the car. This kind of thing happens in many countries and often someone gets hurt or even dies.

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