2 men killed, another in a coma after car crashes into power pole


Two men were killed and another man is in a coma after the car they were traveling in crashed into a power pole in Kitakyushu, Fukuoka Prefecture, on Saturday morning.

According to police, the accident occurred at around 5 a.m. at a Y junction in Yahatanishi Ward. Street surveillance camera footage showed the car jump the curb and hit the pole.

Police said two of the men were thrown out of the car by the impact. The two men killed were aged 28 and 22. The age of the third man who is in a coma has not been released.

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I wonder if they were wearing their seatbelts. But, nonetheless, tragic. RIP.

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5am Saturday morning, and in Kitakyushu, home to some of the most aggressive drivers in Japan. Single car accident, car jumping the curb. I would be surprised of alcohol wasn't the main factor.

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Police said two of the men were thrown out of the car by the impact.

This is why in my car the rule is "This car doesn't move until all passengers have their seat belts on!" Front seat, back seat, it doesn't matter. My Japanese co-workers and friends think I'm weird and get annoyed because I'm so strict about seat belts. But I look at the bigger picture. I hope the guy in the coma pulls through.

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