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Help late; girl run over by 2 vans dies

(Shanghai Daily)

08:22, October 17, 2011

A two-year-old toddler was run over by two vans and mortally wounded, after which 18 people passed her indifferently in south China's Guangdong Province.

Thanks to the 19th passer-by, a woman garbage collector who came to her aid about seven minutes after the first hit, the girl didn't die immediately in last Thursday's incident. But doctors said the girl died yesterday from severe brain injuries she had suffered in the accident.

Police have detained both drivers.

After the surveillance video of the incident was put online yesterday, many netizens condemned the 18 passers-by who could have helped the girl avoid the second accident. The case was the latest to bring home the question of whether people today are too cold-blooded to help, or whether it's smart to stay away from an accident to avoid the chance of being accused of responsibility by the victim.

The girl, identified by her parents as Yueyue, was knocked down by a van about 5:30pm last Thursday, when walking alone in a hardware wholesaling market in the city of Foshan. The car driver stopped for a while after the front wheel rolled over the girl. But he sped away soon and the rear wheel crushed her again.

A witness walked around the girl lying on the narrow street without stopping, the surveillance camera showed. Then a biker and a pedestrian passed her but ignored the girl struggling in a pool of blood.

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Alfonso at 2012-01-26173.147.106.*
I used to date a chinese women and the chinese race is naturally cold blooded. when they take over America, they will exterminate us without a blink. They have no mercy.
PD User at 2011-10-2324.26.135.*
This provides ammunition to those in the U.S. who are warning that China is the mortal enemy of the U.S. The PRC had better wake up and crack down on this now! Execute judges who punish good samaratins, execute people who fail to help, execute people who hurt others either intentionally or accidentally and then fail to help. Execute, execute, execute and redeem the honor of the Chinese people! jack Smith, USA
PD User at 2011-10-2394.195.123.*
TO JR: it is very easy to put yourself on a moral high ground and make sweeping/stereotype comments hiding behind a computer screen. What about the sexual abuses of children by Catholic priests in Europe? How do you draw your conclusion?
PD User at 2011-10-2278.147.234.*
Those in the foreign news media are the worst animals themselves, commenting as though all chinese are like that.
Sam at 2011-10-2187.194.217.*
It was sad and disgusting to watch the footage. How could the passers-by be so cold-blooded? But let"s not forget that it"s not the whole country that would treat the little girl in that way! This should not be seen as a chance to discriminate against the whole country or race.

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