Outrage In China: Toddler Run Over Twice, Ignored

Submitted by: MCMXCIII 5 years ago

Footage of a toddler falling victim to two successive hit-and-run accidents and then being ignored by passers-by.
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Female 418
@verbosity - where the drat in the US do you live?
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Male 83
C`mon - if this happened in the US, people would have thought "how dare that homeless kid dirty my streets, somebody should call the cops and get rid of this trash... but not me." Yeah, I have no faith in humanity, and even less in US citizens.
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Female 1,236
I hope that baby is ok. That is the worse thing I have seen all week.
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Male 49
There is giving untrained medical aid to someone then there is helping them to avoid further harm and to be honest if i saw a little kid get hit by a car then just left i couldnt give two poos if i got sued i would help em and i would hope there would be people out there with enough humanity left to help my kids if it ever happened to them. The human race is sickening we are supposed to be a civilised race and this kinda poo still happens.
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Male 353
no good deed goes unpunished?
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Male 619
It`s called the bystander effect. Where everyone else does nothing thinking someone else will take care of it. It`s been around forever and it`s here to stay.
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Male 11
Going off of Draculya, this is also true in America. If you`re not a medical professional and try to provide first aid care to someone who hasn`t explicitly consented to it, they have the legal right to sue you whether you helped or made things worse...but come on, it`s a child...
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Male 33
what is wrong with these people?
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Male 4,902
Goddamnit,
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Male 356
I want to make some points posting this video.

1. I don`t post this because 1 person is being suffered, while 1 million more dying without me knowing (I`m looking at you, Solvent). I posted this because it shows how indifferent people can be in regards of others` suffering.
2. No, this has next to nothing to do with Chinese, communism or the law system. This, however, has everything to do with human psychology and group behaviour. The first man saw it and ignored her out of fear and confusion, therefore many people after that did the same. Had the first man helped, many would have helped too.
3. Noted how I didn`t say "nothing" but rather "next to nothing". There are flaws in the Chinese societies that encourage indifference and apathy in people, as many have pointed out: lawsuits, rampant child abuse, materialistic lifestyle that pursues monetary gain.

SO, please focus on the point and stop derail this please.
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Male 14,775
China has created this situation through its courts. If you give aid at an accident where you are not bang-to-rights-guilty, you are very likely to be held liable, both in criminal and civil terms. Remember how harsh judgements can be. Remember that insurance is compulsory but not universally bought.

Although there is a higher standard of court judgement, there is a similarly distressing situation in the US; the legislature and judiciary has allowed it to become a litigious society. Healthcare is exorbitant and many other activities are rendered impossible as a result.

Courts must be careful when they make awards.
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Female 9
Quote from one article: `When [the rage collector] ran from shop to shop for the identity of the girl, the rag collector was told by a number of shopkeepers to mind her own business.`
Yeah, when I lived in Shanghai last year, that`s what my Chinese roommate told me- People in China don`t get into any one else`s business.
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Female 2,549
In France if you happen to see another person in need of assistance such as this and don`t make reasonable efforts to help or to save their life, you will be charged and prosecuted.
All mammals who live in a group/ herd will show concern for the fellow member in case of injury.
This vid was just sickening.
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Male 15,510
And now my night is ruined
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Male 2,841
So one person out of billions is suffering? STOP THE dratIN PRESSES PEOPLE!
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Male 434
couldnt watch. this makes me ill.
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Male 1,083
Where`s the mother they spoke of..
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Female 278
The people didn`t stop because they didn`t want to get blamed for it. I lived in China for a year and one day there was a car on fire across the street, everyone just walked by like it wasn`t happening untill the fire truck arrived THEN everyone crowded around. It was weird.
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Male 1,268
@Seth

For some reason I`m not buying that quote. I suppose it`s possible "he" said that but not even identifying this driver`s name, I some how doubt it.
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Male 768
http://hotair.com/greenroom/ archives/2011/10/18/ toddler-run-over-by-truck -left-to-die-in-streets-of-china/

Quote by the initial guy who ran her over when asked if he was aware he had run over a child, the van’s driver responded affirmatively, explaining: "I only need to pay $1,500 if she dies. But if she lives, it would cost ten times more at least" ....WOW what a scumbag!!.
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Male 321
meh.
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Male 303
Not cool.
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Male 25,416
Thats sad... i lose faith in humanity
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Female 4,349
I dont understand this.
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Female 1,589
Here there`s a law here that protects a good samaritan from being sued if they attempt to help someone who is injured, or in trouble. I don`t see why more countries don`t have this.
You can read about it here.
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Male 147
This is what the world is coming to and no, it`s not only in China.

A couple years ago in my little European country, I too seen this first hand. It was a very rainy night, I was waiting at an intersection when a mother carrying her little child decided to cross the road without looking, in a place that is a blind spot for drivers. While the mother was projected to the side of the road the girl ended up in the middle of the road. Dead.

I quickly blocked part of the intersection with my own car and ran to the middle of the road to stop other cars, since no one would see the child in the middle of the road. Me and the guy that hit them were the only ones calling 911. I got so pissed off at the dozens of cars that would even honk and complain because one lane was blocked! For god`s sake, there was a child in the middle of the road, dead! (Although we didn`t know that for sure at the time). Yet people kept complaining the lane was blocked.
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Male 554
How can anyone sue another person in a Communist country?
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Male 967
I watched the video from iLove, I feel sick now, too. Why do people treat each other like dogs?
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Male 266
This is backward. I saw one video similar about one biker being run over and nobody did a thing, they just stood there watching and he ended up dead. It was in the United States btw so don`t think you`re the hot poo either.
China sucks, but not because of this incident.
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Male 688
@MrPeabody

That`s why societies where you`re guilty until proven innocent always have a lower quality of life.
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Male 589
If it was a boy it would be a different story. A Chinese girl is a pariah. Sad but true.
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Male 2,796
"I`m guessing this was more exaggerated than anything. Trying to show us how "evil" chinese people are.""

Guess again. If you were so inclined, it would be very easy for you to see the unedited version as shown in China by the Chinese news. Having seen it, I can say that it is pretty sad. I would link it, but then all the bitch-ass panzy tree-hugging hipssters would jump out of the bushes and write me stern letters of consternation about the whole thing.
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Female 676
Full video: http://tinyurl.com/3nm9uh7
I feel sick now.
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Male 4,594
Now I`m hungry for some Chinese food.
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Female 2,674
If anyone wants to see the unedited video of her being run over twice (gross as it is to say that sentence, I`m mentioning it because of the person who said "Was the kid even hurt? They cut out the scene of her being hit".) I saw this video on a news site earlier: http://www.youtube.com/ watch?v=l2DbzHz_m-I
Warning about it being graphic, if the "run over 2 times" isn`t enough of a clue.
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Male 1,304
This could be a byproduct of Chinese citizens being desensitized by the overdramatic child beggars in China. I remember when I used to visit Beijing and Shanghai, there would be teams of dirty children who were physically mangled by their owner/pimp to throw themselves upon tourists for more charity money, which was always immediately handed over to their owners/pimps. It took me a while before I stopped giving making eye contact or giving money to these kids, b/c if I did, the other kids would target me and come a-running and throw themselves on the ground, pretending to writhe in pain. ...the streets of China have largely been cleaned up since then, but it`s not such an uncommon practice so as to not be a thought in a person`s head when they walk past a dirty child in the street.

I still think that if I were in this situation, I`d stop and check on the child, but I`d definitely keep an eye out for a "handler" who might be manipulating the child to pretend to be hur
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Female 857
What I`m wondering is... she`s two? Where the drat were her parents?
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Male 1,920
This is the meat of the article I linked below:
"In a 2009 paper on the phenomenon, anthropologist Yunxiang Yan pointed out that police and judges frequently demanded that the helper prove his innocence, while the extortionist was not required to provide witnesses or other evidence.

In one notorious case, a court ordered a Nanjing man to pay more than 45,000 yuan (£4,400) to an old lady whom he had taken to hospital. The judge argued it was common sense that he would not have gone to such trouble unless he had caused her fall."

This is the case I refereed to below but had some of the details wrong.

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Male 14,330
Oh no I have baby girl and dishonor famiry tell her to go pray in traffic I can`t afford wedding!!!
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Male 1,920
@Jewzis
"Like a lil girl that young can even grasp that she could blame the woman who could very well be saving her life just so she can get a bunch of money?"

The parents, the police and the courts could though. The problem is that it`s not unprecedted.


Read This. It is a good explanation of why people will not help.

And I`m not saying it is a good excuse for not helping, but people are afraid that they will be held responsible both criminally and financially for helping.
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Male 1,737
I thought China was communist, so why would people expect morality from that system, when there is none. Also, girls are not valued as much as boys, so there is that.

I also believe the suing part, not surprising at all.
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Male 1,920
"Was the kid even hurt? They cut out the scene of her being hit.

I`m guessing this was more exaggerated than anything. Trying to show us how "evil" chinese people are."

The girl was critically injured, with no spontaneous respiration and close to brain death when she arrived at the hospital, said Wen Qiang, deputy director of the intensive care unit of the hospital.

The little girl was declared "brain dead" by the hospital on Sunday afternoon and could die at any time, according to a doctor surnamed Peng.
Source
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Male 8
@MrPeabody how does this explain why they wouldn`t help a Child? Like a lil girl that young can even grasp that she could blame the woman who could very well be saving her life just so she can get a bunch of money? I could understand if it was an adult, but that lil girl is a baby, there`s no excuse to ignore her.
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Male 168
Was the kid even hurt? They cut out the scene of her being hit.

I`m guessing this was more exaggerated than anything. Trying to show us how "evil" chinese people are.
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Male 1,920
Actually there is a reason people in China have become conditioned to not get involved. A while ago there was a prominent case where a good Samaritan stopped to help an injured person. The good Samaritan called police and an ambulance. The injured person blamed the good Samaritan for their injuries, and the case went to court. The Judge in the case decided that because the good Samaritan called for help, he was responsible. This set a precedence in Chinese law. There have been many cases recently where elderly people will lay down in a road, and when someone stops to see what is wrong, they will accuse them of hitting them, and try to extort money based on this ruling. So if you are in China, don`t expect anyone to help you if are injured.
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Male 249
@TheJigsaw- Did you really post that? What`s wrong with you man? Stupid troll is stupid
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Male 176
So it seems it`s not only Americans that are soulless azs holes
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Female 295
I studied this in my psychology class. While there is a fear of being sued, the number one reason is that when in a group, people tend to do what the group does, which is to ignore the problem. If you get in an accident, the best chance for human help is if there is only one another person.
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Male 1,292
10 points!
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Male 356
Link: Outrage In China: Toddler Run Over Twice, Ignored [Rate Link] - Footage of a toddler falling victim to two successive hit-and-run accidents and then being ignored by passers-by.
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