Date
23 September 2017
Pedestrians just looked at the injured woman as she lay flat on her back, and walked on. Photo: YouTube
Pedestrians just looked at the injured woman as she lay flat on her back, and walked on. Photo: YouTube

Woman dies in Hunan road mishap with no one helping her

A woman in southern China’s Hunan province died after she was knocked down by a taxi at a pedestrian crossing and run over by another car, with no one coming to help her, Headline Daily reports.

Police said the accident, which was captured on video that was being widely circulated online, happened in Zhumadian City on the night of May 21, adding that the two drivers in question had been arrested.

Police said more than a dozen people called the emergency hotline to report the incident, but no one attended to the injured woman lying flat on the road.

Arrangements for compensation have been made between the parties involved, sources said.

Mainland netizens who have viewed the video assailed the pedestrians who did not do anything to help the victim or even block the oncoming traffic to prevent her from being hit again.

Others explained that it is not that people do not want to help, but most of them fear getting into trouble if they lend a helping hand.

Still other netizens said the video clip accurately depicts what is happening in China today.

(Warning: Viewers may find the video disturbing)

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