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Woman hits, kills 3-year-old son with car

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A 3-year-old boy died after he was hit and killed by a car driven by his mother in Funabashi, Chiba Prefecture.

According to police, the incident occurred at around 4 p.m. Saturday, Fuji TV reported. The boy suffered head injuries and was taken to hospital where he was pronounced dead.

The 38-year-old woman was driving her three sons to their father's workplace. She told police she stopped the car to let her sons out. When she started to move again, the car hit her youngest son.

The woman was quoted by police as saying she didn't see her son in front of the car.

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Heart wrenching. It's going to take awhile for wounds to heal in that family.

4 ( +7 / -3 )

Her stupid mistake cost that poor boy his life

-10 ( +5 / -15 )

Terribly sad. Hope she gets the love and support she needs at this time.

4 ( +5 / -1 )

Her stupid mistake cost that poor boy his life

Nothing gets by you

6 ( +10 / -4 )

I don't get why JapanToday reports this and all the murder/violent crime stories. Yes they happen and yes the loss of life is sad, but they seem to over report these incidents. You'd think Japan is a dangerous place reading all the headlines on this site. I don't see how this type of story is news unless there's a killer on the loose or something. But just reporting murders or accidents as news is hardly that.

3 ( +6 / -3 )

She left her 3 year old son unaccompanied, and drove off without looking? Wow

4 ( +5 / -1 )

Her stupid mistake cost that poor boy his life

Nothing gets by you

Let's all jump on the sympathy for the mom bandwagon. Where's your anger at her carelessness which resulted in the death of one who depended on her?

-4 ( +5 / -9 )

Everything in Japan is rushed she probably had a full schedule with her sons and had to rush off to do something for her salary man husband and didn't realize the son there had she been probably late to meet the hubby who knows what the results could have been. Unfortunately this happened.

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Sensei258 You're almost going on as if it was premeditated lol. I'm sure she didn't and yes she was careless but, I'm she's not in the best emotional state at the moment. Therefor a little bit of compation is totally in order from people who feel ger pain unlike you obviously. Did you know the family or something?

4 ( +4 / -0 )

I'm sure *

0 ( +0 / -0 )

Japan has this illusion of "I won't happen to me" .... I can't not count the number of times I've seen baby seats in the front seat of a car.

3 ( +3 / -0 )

compation is totally in order from people who feel ger pain unlike you obviously. Did you know the family or something

Where's the compassion and pain for the child who was crushed by her carelessness?

-7 ( +0 / -7 )

just think, if she had gotten out of the car and taken the kids to their father this little fella would still be alive. There is no excuse for negligence no matter how 'accidental' it may seem.

-2 ( +1 / -3 )

@sensei. I was complimenting you for stating the bleeding obvious. Don't see how that equates to sympathy but seeing you mentioned it I do feel sympathy towards her because I'm human. As for anger? I wasn't there and I would assume it wasn't premeditated so why should I be angry. If it makes you feel good to be angry then go for it.

0 ( +0 / -0 )

Let's all jump on the sympathy for the mom bandwagon.

Damn rights. The poor woman just made a mistake that cost her son his life, I can't imagine that there are many worse feelings in life. The poor woman deserves a lot of sympathy.

Where's your anger at her carelessness which resulted in the death of one who depended on her?

It doesn't exist, for as far as I can tell, this was an accident. There is a reason why they are called 'accidents' and not 'on purposes'.

Or are you the perfect individual who has never made a mistaken in your entire life? If you are, then good for you, it must be nice to be perfect. If you aren't, then it doesn't say much for you that you can't see any sympathy for someone who just made what was likely the biggest mistake of her life.

2 ( +5 / -3 )

This is tragic and yer accident do happen but how often do you see people driving or walking or ridding with not a care in the world, when its easy to see the danger that could happen.

0 ( +0 / -0 )

Sorry, but this is just as bad as when people pull out of driveways with the family waiting outside before getting in the car and then the driver hits them and is surprised. She should not have started moving again until she was sure her small children were out of the way of the car. No excuses, and "I didn't see him in front of the car" doesn't fly. Where did she think the kids were? Why did she not take them into the place of business, or wait for someone to come and get the boys? Are her other two sons legally old enough to take care of a three year old?

An entirely preventable tragedy. I have no doubt that the usual crowd thinks she has 'suffered enough', but the mom needs to do some time for this horrible negligence; a child is dead.

-5 ( +2 / -7 )

>She told police she stopped the car to let her sons out. When she started to move again, the car hit her youngest son. This is all we have to go on so I am not sure why people are blaming the mother. How do we not know that the boy was secure inside then suddenly ran out to the car and was hit? People act like they were standing there watching the entire thing.

5 ( +5 / -0 )

no matter how rush you are, you have the responsibility being a mother. child safety first, walked them in the dad's workplace or sat in the car and watched them heading into the building before you leave.

1 ( +1 / -0 )

Sorry to be part of the sympathetic bandwagon... but for those who are angry at this woman, what more do you want her to go through? Time in jail? Depression so bad it could lead to suicide? Nobody is more angry or upset than this woman herself. Punishing her more isn't possible without taking her away from her family and that kind of punishment would be a far worse outcome for her and her family. Imagine if she was your own sister. Would you offer your sympathy then?

2 ( +2 / -0 )

he should have been in a baby seat car lock child doors !!!!
0 ( +0 / -0 )

"I don't see how this type of story is news unless there's a killer on the loose"

Bingo! There is a killer [the mother] and she is not going to jail any time soon.

Welcome to Japan!!

0 ( +0 / -0 )

An entirely preventable tragedy. I have no doubt that the usual crowd thinks she has 'suffered enough', but the mom needs to do some time for this horrible negligence; a child is dead.

More comments from the crowd that is perfect and has never made a mistake in their lives.

It must be nice to be the ultimate human being. I'm super envious.

0 ( +3 / -3 )

some information are missing here...

Why she drop the boy and then move the car again? She hit the youngest one, how many were they in the car? Why the dad didn't come pick up the boy?

0 ( +0 / -0 )

She told police she stopped the car to let her sons out. When she started to move again, the car hit her youngest son. ** This is all we have to go on so I am not sure why people are blaming the mother. How do we not know that the boy was secure inside then suddenly ran out to the car and was hit? People act like they were standing there watching the entire thing.

exactly. She paid the ultimate price. A price worse than the death penalty. I would happily jump into the electric chair if I knew that it would somehow save my boy's life. Those of you that want to hate on the mother are heartless. She lost her kid, for pete's sake. Let up.

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