A two year old was mortally injured in China after, a driver runs her over(twice)

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    Oct 17, 2011 6:27 PM GMT
    I found this quite distressing...There is a video to show what happened but I no sooner closed that link after I opened it...


    By John Cookchina

    Oct 17, 2011 12:32 PM
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    Two-Year-Old Hit-and-Run Victim Left to Die in Street in China

    Last week, a two-year-old girl wandering in the street in a market in Foshan, China, was hit by a van. The driver stopped for a moment and continued on, rolling over the girl again with the van's rear wheels. Over the course of the next seven minutes, as she lay in the street bleeding, 17 passersby walked over and around her—one truck ran over her again—without helping.

    There's surveillance video of the accident and aftermath here if you want to ruin your week. Eventually a trash collector stopped to look after the girl and call an ambulance. While some reports indicated that she had died of her injuries, the Guardian says she is "braindead...and could die at any time." Why would a bicyclist ride past a dying two-year-old lying in the street, glance at her, and carry on? Why would a woman with he own child walk past a bleeding little girl without stopping? From the Guardian:

    The widespread reluctance to help strangers has already lead to an anguished public debate in the country. Many say they are too scared, blaming extortion attempts by people who have accused Good Samaritans of causing their injuries –- and judges who have backed such claims. But some talked of a new moral low after seeing passersby –- including a woman holding a small girl by the hand – walk around a two-year-old lying in a pool of blood....

    One [online commenter] said that while the footage was heartbreaking he would have been "numb" to Yueyue too. "Would you be willing to throw your entire family's savings into the endless whirlpool of accident compensation? Aren't you afraid of being put into jail as the perpetrator? Have you ever considered that your whole family could lose happiness only because you wanted to be a great soul?" he wrote.

    For the record, it doesn't take a "great soul" to help a dying child. Just a person.

    You know the odd thing is, I can also understand how the injured can extort vast amount of money and send a innocent bystander to jail...

    How do guys feel on such matters.
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    Oct 17, 2011 11:42 PM GMT
    Really guys... You can talk about sex and everything else, but this.... icon_neutral.gif
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    Oct 17, 2011 11:44 PM GMT
    WTF? I didnt read the article, just the tagline. How do you run over a 2 year old twice?
  • commoncoll

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    Oct 18, 2011 12:42 AM GMT
    It really has more to do with mob thinking and diffusion of responsibility. They all thought someone else can help her.

    But a bigger problem are the low moral standards. If diffusion of responsibility was the case then, the drivers who ran her over would have stopped.

    I could understand exhortation for money, but in this case? It is not excusable. This was a 2-yr old. She was still a baby. And if no one wants to be a 'great soul,' certainly, they can call the authorities anonymously and let them deal with it.

    This begs the question, what was a 2-yr old doing in a busy street without supervision where she could get run over and die?