In April, a fourth-grade boy was practicing softball in a park in Nishio City, Aichi Prefecture, and was found to have suffered a serious leg injury from a nail that had been driven into the ground. The city that manages the park is responsible for the management and will pay for medical treatment in the future.
According to Nishio City, on April 4, a fourth-grade boy who slipped into second base was practicing softball at the multipurpose plaza of a park managed by the city in Kira-cho, Nishio City, and suffered a serious injury to his left knee with 8 stitches.
When the city was contacted, they found five nails about 4 to 10 centimeters long buried in the ground, and a subsequent investigation using metal detectors found 10 new nails.
All of the nails are severely corroded, and it seems that the users of the plaza drove them as a marker to check the position of baseballs and other bases, but it is not known when and who drove them.
Nishio City has determined that it has a responsibility for management, and in the future, it will pay medical expenses to injured children and call on users not to drive nails into the ground easily.