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Help late; girl run over by 2 vans dies (2)

(Shanghai Daily)

08:23, October 17, 2011

A second van driver, who didn't see the girl, crushed her again and fled the scene. After the second hit, Yueyue became motionless.

Over the ensuing five minutes, 15 people passed her and each of them just took a look. None stopped to lend a hand.

Then finally, about seven minutes after the girl was hit by the first van, the trash collector came to her aid. She rushed to help her sit up but Yueyue was paralyzed. So the woman moved her from the middle of the street to the side. She yelled for help and Yueyue's mother came and held her daughter in her arms.

Yueyue was rushed to the General Hospital of Guangzhou Military Command, where she remained in the intensive care unit until she died yesterday afternoon.

"She couldn't breathe on her own," said Wen Qiang, deputy director of the ICU department.

The incident is the latest example of passers-by acting indifferently to victims injured in crimes. In this case, some blamed the parents for letting the girl walk on the street alone. More criticized the phenomenon of people passing by without helping, caused at least in part by previous extortion attempts from the injured and their families who have sometimes tried to blame the person helping.

The notorious "Nanjing Peng Yu" incident is fresh in people's minds even after five years. In 2006, in Nanjing City in east China, a young man named Peng Yu who had just gotten off a bus went to aid a 65-year-old woman who was knocked down by a fellow passenger. The woman eventually sued Peng, claiming he was the one who knocked her down.

In September, an 88-year-old man lay helpless on a crowded avenue in Wuhan City in central China for about 90 minutes before someone took him to the hospital. The old man died from a nosebleed that blocked his airway, suffocating him.

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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.
PD User at 2011-10-2182.37.161.*
BLOODY INHUMANE ANIMALS,HOW COULD THEY TREAT A LITTLE GIRL LIKE THAT,IT MADE ME CRY WATCHING THE FOOTAGE OF WHAT THAT POOR LITTLE GIRL,IN MY 50 YEAR OF MY LIFE I HAVE NEVER SEEN ANYTHING SO DISGUSTING,WHAT A CRYING SHAME THAT THESE COUNTRIES TREAT THEIR OWN PEOPLE IN THIS WAY,IF IT HAPPENED IN THIS COUNTRY THERE WOULD BE A HUGE OUTCRY,ALL THE PEOPLE WHO WALKED PASS THE LITTLE GIRL AND IGNORED HER SHOULD HANG THERE HEADS IN SHAME,BETTER STILL JUST HANG THEMSELVES....I HOPE THE LITTLE GIRL FINDS A BETTER PLACE IN HEAVEN THAN THE HELL HOLE SHE LIVED IN,R.I.P.LITTLE GIRL
  

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