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Woman rescued after being stuck beneath car for 3 days in Hokkaido

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A 66-year-old woman, who was trapped beneath her minivan and the ground for three days, was rescued uninjured in the mountains of Monbetsu City, Hokkaido.

According to police, the woman parked her vehicle by the side of the mountain road on the evening of Aug 11, Fuji TV reported. However, she failed to apply the parking brake and when she noticed the minivan moving backward, she opened the door to try and get in, but stumbled and fell.

The woman became wedged between the open door and ground. She could not reach her cell phone which was in the car, and could not free herself.

Police said the woman was found by her coworker at around 5:30 p.m. on Tuesday.

Other vehicles passed by occasionally but police believe no one stopped because their drivers could not see the woman stuck beneath her minivan.

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She got lucky! It seems that most people don't pay any attention to parked cars in Japan since so may people pull over illegally to read a text they just got.

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Obasan, please be careful.

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It was lucky it had happened in Hokkaido. If the incident occurred in, say, Kanto or Kansai area, chances were very high she suffered heatstroke and could not make it out of her car alive. You do know how lucky you are, obasan!

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Reminds me a scene from Tokyo Godfathers.

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It seems that most people don't pay any attention to parked cars in Japan since so may people pull over illegally to read a text they just got.

Why is it important to pay attention to a parked car on the side of the road? I mean if it was blocking traffic or engulfed in flames I understand.

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Wow, that was an unlucky combination of bad things happening to this lady. Glad she was found by her coworker.

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jonobugs " so may people pull over illegally to read a text they just got."

Surely it is not illegal to pull over to read a text? Do you mean they pull over suddenly and without warning?

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