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4-year-old boy run over and killed by dump truck in Mie

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A 4-year-old boy was run over and killed by a dump truck in an indoor parking lot in Kameyama, Mie Prefecture at around 4 p.m. on Sunday. The boy was the eldest son of a 37-year-old Bolivian company employee, police said.

According to police, the boy was on the second floor of a store car park after closing time when the accident took place. Police said the driver, another Bolivian man, may have set off without due care and attention. Investigations are ongoing.

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may have set off without due care and attention.

What does this mean?

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I guess it means without checking if some munchkins were running around the wheels. Where were the parents, anyway?

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Sounds like...NPA considers it to be a Bolivian problem.

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**ebonyninja at 11:42 AM JST - 9th May

Sounds like...NPA considers it to be a Bolivian problem.**

Yup, definitely a different story have the boy been japanese...

R.I.P. little boy

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i am confused why this is in the national section and not the crime like most accidents

Moderator: Because no one has been charged with a crime.

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What a horrifying story. As a parent I would hate to imagine the level of emotional trauma faced when the boys dad realized or worse yet saw what happened.

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Good luck proving the due care and caution bit. Japan seems to expect people to sprout a magic forcefield of detection when they get behind the wheel, and pedestrians who hold all the cards are held blameless depite using none of the cards they have. I can't believe he has not been charged with negligence yet. I suspect nationality of the poor boy with parents on cloud 9 is the reason.

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Homerun...what do you mean?? Parents on cloud 9???? I highly doubt his parents are experiencing any type of happiness at all right now.

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What I was referring to was the comment about the boy's parents being on cloud 9...how on earth could parents be on cloud 9 after their child was killed???? I am pretty sure most parents are devastated if their child dies, not incredibly happy. That statement made no sense.

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