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Man dies after jumping out of vehicle on expressway in Shizuoka

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A man who jumped out of a moving vehicle on the Shin-Tomei Expressway in Hamamatsu, Shizuoka Prefecture, on Thursday night, died after he was run over by following vehicles, police said.

According to police, at around 9 p.m., there was a call from the driver of a vehicle that was in the expressway’s inbound lane, in which the caller said: “A passenger in the back seat of my car jumped out,” Sankei Shimbun reported. When police arrived at the scene, a man in his 30s was found lying on the expressway. He was confirmed dead.

Police said the man was run over by numerous cars . There were two other people in the vehicle, besides the man who died. Police are questioning them on the circumstances leading up to the man jumping out of the car.

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Obviously there's more to this story, but on whats here this guy was either suicidal or a candidate for the Darwin Awards.

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Or, maybe he was already dead before he exited from the automobile. Think?

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I feel sorry for the drivers who ran him over.

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As Michael pointed out, that’s a great way to hide death by blunt force. through the body out of the car on a busy highway. Clean that he “jumped out“.

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This is a weird one. Either he was in a lot of poop with the other dudes in the car to make him jump out or, as others have stated, he was dead before he hit the road.

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this is really strange. to many what ifs but overall sad his life ended in the manner it happened. rest in peace.

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Police said the man was run over by numerous cars . There were two other people in the vehicle, besides the man who died.

There is more to the story than the article reports. I hope the police gets to the bottom of this. Maybe the other two people were not exactly friends of the jumper?

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There is more to the story than the article reports. I hope the police gets to the bottom of this.

If it's the usual guys who do this sort of thing, you can count on the police to quickly rule it as an accident or suicide.

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Président Deschanel ? Was he a senile old guy ? The 90-something mother of an acquaintance did things like that when she was taking certain medications. Opened the car's door, started to stepped out : "oops I had forgotten the car was moving...".

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Sooooo, no autopsy? All speculation?

Did anyone actually see the jump?

Dash cams people!

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In the news last night I saw something about the man was being escorted from his home to some sort of facility at the time. And the other men in the car were staff of the facility? It was a bit vague.

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Never jump out of a moving vehicle unless you're Tom Cruise on a movie set.

Police said the man was run over by numerous cars

What's up with that? Aren't all drivers supposed to be in control of their vehicles at all times?

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Or maybe he saw one too many action movies.

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Sooooo, no autopsy? All speculation? 

Welcome to Japanese laws.

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He fell out on the inbound ramp but they found him on the expressway, according to the article. How could this be?

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