Hit-and-run toddler dies

2011-10-21 11:53

The little two-year-old Chinese girl who was run over by two vehicles and ignored by passers-by, Yue Yue, has died in hospital.

The callous incident has sparked a public outcry.

Both drivers who ran over the girl were arrested but internet users have flooded social networking sites decrying the callous apathy of the people who left her for dead after security-camera video of the awful accident went viral on the net.

Surveillance video from the hit-and-run incident shows the girl run over by a van, which drives off, leaving her crushed on a narrow street in Foshan city.


More than a dozen people over the next seven minutes walk or drive past the girl and she is run over by a second truck. A woman then pulls the girl to the side of the street before her mother, a migrant worker in the city, rushes into the frame.

The Communist Party chief of Guangdong province urged "searching reflection" about the incident, the official Guangzhou Daily reported. "Take active and effective steps to raise the moral standards of the entire society," he told to the daily.

Many people are hesitant to help those in need for fear that they will be blamed and high-profile law suits have ended with good Samaritans ordered to pay hefty fines to individuals they sought to help.


  • Grant - 2011-10-21 12:44

    There are a lot of people who should take blame here, including the mother, the drivers and the passers-by

      Alien42063 - 2011-10-21 14:16

      Don't forget their Pathetic law system that makes people that try to help criminals!

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