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3 teens in critical condition after motorbike-car crash

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Three junior high school boys remained in a coma on Sunday after a motorcycle they were riding on crashed into a car in Konan, Shiga Prefecture, on Saturday.

According to police, the accident occurred at an intersection with no traffic lights just before 3 a.m. in rainy conditions, Sankei Shimbun reported. The driver of the car, who was not injured, said the motorbike came from the left.

Two of the boys were aged 14 and one 15, police said, adding that none of them had a license to drive a motorbike, nor were any of them wearing helmets at the time of the crash.

The motorbike belonged to one of the boy's parents, police said.

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Three young teenagers on a stolen scooter with no helmets racing through traffic at 3am and they end up in hospital nearly dead? No surprises here.

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I've seen the same thing myself and actually went to the koban to report it!

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You play stupid games, you win stupid prizes.

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@krusty

Yeah, definitely, but... I've done similar, and not won that particular prize. I got a good old-fashioned bollocking from a good, old-fashioned copper. Feel bit sorry for them.

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Young boys can do silly things. Lord knows I did stupid things too when I was their age. Hope they are all able to recover without any permanent injuries.

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Hope they are all able to recover without any permanent injuries.

Then ship them off to a school for naughty boys....

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I heard that the driver of the car will be responsible for the accident. I hope it's not true. Actually, he should sue the parents of the boys for damage to his car and emotional stress.

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I heard that the driver of the car will be responsible for the accident.

Really? Who told you that?

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I have heard that according to Japanese Law, if the car was moving when the accident occurred, the driver will be held partially responsible for the accident. Even if it is clearly 100% the other person's fault.

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Dan LewisOct. 09, 2016 - 10:34PM JST I heard that the driver of the car will be responsible for the accident

Harry_GattoOct. 09, 2016 - 10:48PM JST Really? Who told you that?

As Japan drives on the left, you give way to trafice coming from your right.

The driver of the car, who was not injured, said the motorbike came from the left. So the car had right of way as the motorcycle came from his left.

As a motorcyclist and car driver i have seen many idiots on motorcycles.

Like ones not wearing protective gear on a motorcycle are sometimes called organ doners in the UK.

No Helmets (and most likely no protective gear) and three on a motorcycle at night in rainy conditions was just asking for trouble.

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Are the boys members of a sports team at their school? The last time this happened in another area, the coach of the team was transferred to a remote school in the mountains because the coach had not instilled good citizenship in his players. Let's hope the boys recover and there are no repercussions.

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@Harry. I don't know if it is true. I simply heard that. I'm sure you've heard of plenty of instances where the larger vehicle in an accident was automatically blamed - because they were larger. Anyway, I just hope it isn't the case. It's bad enough to be involved in such an accident, much worse to be blamed for someone's death when they could have prevented their own demise.

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Trainee bosozoku probably.. Deserve what they got

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@Harry, @Dan, I also heard the driver might be burdened with a large percentage of the responsibility. Hopefully he can fight this in court.

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When I first read this, three young lads on a motorcycle without helmets I automatically assumed they'd nicked it and were off for a joyride... and as frequently happens with joyriders they came a cropper. The price of stupidity.

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Without passing the relevant test to be on the road, logically, how can the driver be at fault?

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