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3 men killed in two-vehicle collision in Sapporo

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Three men were killed in a two-vehicle crash in Sapporo on Sunday night.

According to police, the accident occurred at an intersection with no traffic lights in Higashi Ward at around 6:45 p.m., Fuji TV reported. A pickup truck carrying two men aged 39 and 32, crashed into a car driven by a 72-year-old man.

The three men all suffered extensive injuries and were taken to hospital where they were pronounced dead, police said.

Police said it appeared the car was hit by the pickup truck which was turning right at the intersection.

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Am I reading this wrong? If the truck was turning at an uncontrolled intersection, would not the car have right-of-way?

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Yes it would, ldtm.

from time to time I also encounter idiots that think they can cross over my lane turning right, causing me to slam my breaks.

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Possibly an error in the translation, as it would make more sense if the elderly driver had turned in front of the pickup truck. If the pickup truck driver were speeding (very likely) and the 72-year old driver misjudged the speed of the on-coming vehicle (also possible) then the sequence of events leading to this accident becomes more plausible.

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Too many people rushing and tailgating in this bad weather-lack of commonsense

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