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Cameras Catch Driver Hitting Two Women in Osaka Hit-and-Run

Security cameras caught a driver hitting two women at a shopping center in Osaka on Monday, before speeding away without stopping.

The images show the car driving through the shopping center and making contact with a pedestrian in front of a shop. The car then smashes into a sign which hits another pedestrian.

An eyewitness said, “The car hit something and sped away, so I thought something must have happened and, at that moment, I saw a person collapsed on the ground.”

Four other hit-and-run incidents were reported around the same time. Police have questioned a man in his early 20s about the incident and plan to arrest him.

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Masao Yamazaki, Ex-JR West chief, cleared in Japan train crash

THE former president of one of Japan’s largest rail operators has been cleared of responsibility for a crash that claimed 107 lives when a speeding commuter train smashed into an apartment building.

Masao Yamazaki was found not guilty of professional negligence over the smash, which happened when the train jumped the tracks on a tight bend during the morning rush hour and ploughed into a residential tower in 2005.

The driver and 106 passengers died in the accident, which also left 550 people injured in Japan’s worst rail disaster for four decades.

Yamazaki, now 68, was in charge of safety for operator West Japan Railway in 1996, when the company rebuilt tracks to sharpen the bend at the accident site in the western city of Amagasaki, near Kobe.

Read the rest of the story: Former exec cleared in Japan train crash.

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