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Local man killed after accidental 'run-in' with yakuza


Dec 6, 2010

An older Hyogo Prefecture man met his end at the hands of a yakuza early Monday morning, after he was hit by a gang member while riding his bicycle in Amagasaki City. According to police, the accident occurred on a four-lane road in an area with no pedestrian crossing. The 38-year-old driver, a kumi-cho in a Yamaguchi-gumi affiliated gang, was arrested at the scene for accidental infliction of injury with a motor vehicle, and police are looking to slap him with charges of vehicular manslaughter.  The victim was reportedly on his way home at the time of the accident.

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