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Prognosis for girl hit by vans appears bleak

By Liang Yiwen  (Shanghai Daily)

08:26, October 19, 2011

Ending up in a vegetative state might be the "best" outcome for the two-year-old girl who suffered severe brain damage after being hit by two vans and ignored by 18 passers-by last Thursday, doctors said.

The hospital published her latest CT scan result yesterday, which showed life-threatening diffusive brain swelling. Moreover, the girl's brain stem reflexes were absent and her pupillary reaction to light disappeared yesterday.

"She didn't show any improvement today," Xie Yinlong, a media coordination official with the General Hospital of Guangzhou Military Command where the girl is treated, said yesterday.

The girl, Wang Yue, was crushed by two vans a few minutes apart last Thursday in a hardware wholesale market in Guangdong Province.

The bloody video has created a stir online and some of the indifferent passers-by have been recognized by acquaintances. Most of the 18 denied they had seen the wounded girl, except for one mother who expressed great remorse over her behavior, the Yangcheng Evening News reported yesterday.

The woman surnamed Lin said that she was a little frightened after seeing the blood and her five-year-old daughter walking with her was crying at the scene, which made her leave immediately. Lin said that she didn't know the girl had been hit by two vans and thought she just fell down when playing.

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thomas at 2011-10-20202.89.190.*
this is disgusting behavoir not helping the little girl when humans dont care for the wounded society as a whole will be doom common china you can do better then that i am disgusted
jack Smith, USA at 2011-10-2024.26.135.*
The CPC must initiate a campaign of compassion in light of this lest the world get the wrong impression of the Chinese people. This was horrible! Jack Smith, USA
TT at 2011-10-20157.130.21.*
The relentless push for human rights by foreigners could have contributed to this. Years ago, the kingdom executed people who were obviously guilty. Life was much simpler then. For example, the perpetrators of the tax evasion and customs fraud were executed. Why do foreigners wants to push human rights ?I think it make it much easier to carry out activities that normally carry death penalty. These days, the people who caused fire in high rise apartments can profit by taking 90% of the donations given to victims.In Guangzhou, there are more problems.Most of violent crimes pickpocketing are carried out by migrant workers who take out their perceived anger on the local Ghangzhou citizen. Some people posted on youtube the videos of migrants robbers who run over people with cars or motorcycles. They know they can get away."uhguer woman tryng to rob this young Chinese woman in the middle of Shenzhen street"These physical damages are as real as damage caused by real military weapons from outside. People have been posting these kind of robbery videos for many years. It seems the local police have not been effective for decades.For those bystanders, when they see problems, they just run away. The justices in many countries who impose astronomical life-crippling fines on good samaritans were probably paid off by foreigners.These judgements eventually trickle down to hurt the commoner.
wende at 2011-10-1971.255.93.*
I suggest people running transportation will design the traffic lights such that no vehicles can make a left/right turn when pedestrians have the right of way and the pedestrian "go" signal is on. Also, direct public attention to care for other who are hurt or ill on the streets and limit long police interrogation of the good people who extend help.
Kee Song Wei at 2011-10-19202.156.10.*
I am from Singapore and almost got run down by passing vehicles while trying to cross the road at a traffic junction in Shanghai even when it was green in my favour. It boils down to life being cheap in China. Anywhere you go in China, the traffic is totally chaotic and the marshalls deployed at traffic light junctions are totally negligence and have their eyes in their pockets. Why can"t they be more humane and orderly? At times, I feel ashamed of my ethnic origin.

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