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6 teenage boys involved in pickup truck crash in Kagawa; 2 dead

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A pickup truck carrying six teenage boys, including at least three high school students, crashed into a concrete wall surrounding a home in Sakaide City, Kagawa Prefecture on Wednesday night, killing two of the boys.

According to police, the truck was traveling along a narrow one-lane road when it hit the wall made from concrete blocks at around 7:30 p.m., Sankei Shimbun reported. Police said one boy was driving, another was in the passenger's seat, while the other four were in the back.

The two fatalities were the 17-year-old boy in the passenger's seat and an 18-year-old boy in the back. Another 17-year-old boy is unconscious and in critical condition.

Police said the driver was 16, below the minimum age to obtain a driving license in Japan. Police said the boys took the truck which was parked outside a private residence.

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Play stupid games, win stupid prizes.

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Horrible price to pay for stupidity.

12 ( +12 / -0 )

Did they steal the truck? It’s not really clear. It just states they took it.

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A full video report, including pictures of the accident scene and vehicle, are available here:

https://news.tv-asahi.co.jp/news_society/articles/000195626.html

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A pickup truck? There aren't many pickup trucks in Japan. Maybe one of those small utility farm trucks?

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Play stupid games, win stupid prizes.

Classy statement considering 2 families are forever devastated, one more hanging on for dear life, and another who will have to live with crippling guilt the rest of his life.

Had you never done anything wild as a 16 year-old that you look back on now and realize was very foolish?

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Candidates for a Darwin Award?

Six of them and not one of them thought that maybe a 16 year old who couldn’t drive at the wheel was a bad idea?

Sad for the vehicle owners as they won’t be insured either.

2 ( +5 / -3 )

For all the joy, now they left nothing but pain!

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Play stupid games, win stupid prizes.

That's right..

Did they steal the truck? It’s not really clear. It just states they took it.

If somebody took something from other and get away it's stealing.. :/

Classy statement considering 2 families are forever devastated, one more hanging on for dear life, and another who will have to live with crippling guilt the rest of his life.

But it's true, stupid acts bring stupid results, like It or not..

Candidates for a Darwin Award?

Winners..

1 ( +4 / -3 )

Stop comminting negative

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If one checks an actuarial table of Human mortality/survival over time for a cohort of males, a 'step' in the bumpy downward line will be seen between ages ~16 and ~26 because so many of us males die 'unnatural deaths' in those 10 years due to ...hmmm... the 'psychosis of immortality'(?)... 'age and gender related brain dysfunction' (?)... perhaps that training as children which allows the young to be so easily suckered into the military (?)... whatever it is, for males, it seems to be 'normal' behavior for all Humans around the planet. My own experiences have mirrored this profile, and how many times one of us hapless males comes within less than a centimeter of a 'life-changing' event (Whew! THAT was close...) and then completely forgets it cannot be known but can be terrifying in later adult memory. Given the numbers of those who do not get that 'one centimeter' pass, the discrepancy in female versus male age at death becomes more clear. The greatest 'joy' of having a male child must be to see them reach the age of thirty... Poor parents here and everywhere. Requiescat in pace, m'lads...

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Had you never done anything wild as a 16 year-old that you look back on now and realize was very foolish?

Done foolish things at 16? Yes. Done things so foolish it resulted in two (possibly 3) deaths? No.

But then again, I didn’t have your childhood, so idk what you’ve done in the past that would make you refer to two dead bodies as ‘something foolish’, as if it were on the same level as drinking a bottle of tequila and puking on the carpet.

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Done foolish things at 16? Yes. Done things so foolish it resulted in two (possibly 3) deaths? No.

Me neither, but in retrospect, it could easily have happened with the absence of the luck that meant it didn't.

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@Strangerland

Sure, the world is full of bad luck, where sometimes your number just comes up even if you’re careful. And sometimes things come up aces even when you’re dangerously reckless.

I’m not denying that what happened was a tragedy. Nor am I implying that this wasn’t an accident. What I am saying was this was an avoidable accident and an unnecessary tragedy which, save for the monumental stupidity of those involved, would never have happened in the first place.

Like @smithinjapan put it: “Horrible price to pay for stupidity”. But sadly, the price of stupidity often is.

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