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One-year-old boy killed in car crash in Shizuoka Prefecture


A one-year-old boy was killed and four people seriously injured after a small car collided head-on with another car in Kawazu, Shizuoka Prefecture, on Sunday.

The accident occurred at around 4 p.m. on National Route 135, Kyodo News reported. Police said the boy, Nagito Sakurai, was sitting in the back seat of the light car driven by his 39-year-old mother. His five-year-old sister was in the front seat.

Police said Nagito’s mother and sister sustained serious injuries and were taken to hospital. Two people in the other car also suffered serious injuries, police said.

Police said visibility was good at the time and that the collision occurred on a curve after the light car drifted over the center line into the path of the passenger car.

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Child's car seat?

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If it was a head on collision, it may seem strange that the kid in the back sit died, unless of course he was not strapped. And a 5 year old should not sit in the front, even in a chlid seat, because in the case of an accident, the air bag could be very dangerous.

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Child's car seat?

The Japanese news' report state that the Boy was sitting in child car seat. Here is the link:


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I think it would be easy to use this story to rag on all the possibilities of why this tragic event occurred or what could have done to prevent it.

However, we don't know what and or why this happened,

What we know is a baby boy lost his life and a mom and 5 year old sister have has their lives traumatically impacted that will haunt them for the rest of their lives.

I hope they can heal and one day once again see the rays of hope through the clouds of despair.

For the rest of us, use this occasion to be grateful and vigilant about our own existence. It only takes a second and Poof, its gone.

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