This is one of the most heart-wrenching news I’ve ever read. It happened last Thursday (October 13) in China’s Foshan City, where Wang Yue, a two-year-old girl, was run over by two vans and was left to dead by 18 passers-by. She died this morning. CCTV video below (in Chinese), watch at your own discretion…
I’m not sure how to describe my thoughts in words, it’s just sickening. There’s the first driver who knew he had knocked down the girl, but decided to run her over again to flee the scene. There’s still a good chance Wang could survive if one of the first three passers-by had lend a helping hand, before she was run over by the second van.
I don’t know how bad her injury was at that point, but her chance must be a bit better if the next 15 passers-by had done something – calling an ambulance at least. None of that happened… not until a rubbish-collector (speaking of not judging people by their profession) spotted the girl, pulled her aside and cried for help.
This is not the first time this has happened, just that it’s more impactful when we watched this on video instead of reading this in words. Many Chinese are reluctant to help in these incidents nowadays, as there were cases where supposedly good samaritans being “falsely” accused of causing the accidents at the first place.
I can understand (though not approved) if someone is afraid to lend a hand (literally), but what about making a call? It won’t hurt ain’t so? Nah, I just don’t understand what these Chinese people are thinking. All their economic wonders are pointless if their moral account is hitting rock bottom. Rest in peace Wang Yue.