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2-year-old boy hit and killed by car driven by father

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A two-year-old boy was hit and killed by a car driven by his father in Takasago, Hyogo Prefecture, on Sunday.

According to police, the incident occurred at around 9:30 a.m. Fuji TV reported that Kensuke Shinojima, 35, was moving his car forward from the var parking spot to take his wife and two children out for the day when he hit his eldest son Daigo.

The boy suffered extensive head injuries. He was taken to hospital where he died shortly after arrival.

Shinojima was quoted by police as saying that as he turned the wheel, he hit something and when he got out of his car, he saw that it was his son.

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For equality sake, this man should get his case dropped just like the 38 year old woman in the bicycle accident. It's only fair.

As most posters on that article suggested, 'living with the guilt is punishment enough' right?

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Where was the mother? She should have had an eye on him the whole time

-2 ( +3 / -5 )

So tragic. I shudder to consider how many times I put my own son in peril.

California has instituted a new rule that all cars require a rear-facing camera. Considering the low cost of the technology, that does not seem unreasonable - kinda like seatbelts in the 70s or child seats in the 80s.

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he hit something and when he got out of his car, he saw that it was his son.

Pay attention! You can never be too cautious with kids around.

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How awful! This man was trying to take his family out...do something good...and this happens. There is nothing “the system” can do to this man worse than what he has already experienced.

@Laguna - Your post reflects my feelings as well. This could happen to anyone

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If you can't see your kids don't move a 2 ton car! Even if I move my car 3 meters I never lose sight of my kids or put them in the car!

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Here we go again... dad as taxi driver while mom and kids wait around where the car is going to pull out because they can't be bother to get in while it's parked. How many times do we have to read about this before people change their behaviour here? It's sickening the number of times this happens, and it's 100% preventable!

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I never, ever put my car in gear if I don’t know where my kid is.

However some parking spots here are so tight that you can’t load the family before you pull out.

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@gogogo

If you can't see your kids don't move a 2 ton car! Even if I move my car 3 meters I never lose sight of my kids or put them in the car!

Yes, OK. But sadly we're not all perfect and tragic accidents happen. Not sure what a comment like yours is designed to achieve....

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Geoff - it's common sense. Sadly a skill that is lacking here.

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I'd rather be in Hell than be in this man's head right now. I think he would as well. His entire life is now internally crippled in a horrific and permanant way and he will never be the same, never be as happy, ever again. I cry for him. The boy, his son, is gone. We, the living and distant, cannot mourn the son. But this wound to the Father is soul deep, unhealable, life-long, and will hasten him to his grave. Then there's Mom...

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William Bjornson

BEST post. Agree with you 100%.

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Tragic. I can't begin to imagine what the father (and rest of the family) is going through.

Where was the mother? She should have had an eye on him the whole time

Always have to blame the woman, again and again.

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@Tony G:

For equality sake, this man should get his case dropped 

Has he even been arrested?

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