This hit and run video, captured by a security camera in a market in Foshan, Guangdong Province, is causing a public outcry in China – after people did nothing for many minutes.
The van driver stops for a moment, realizing that he has just hit a toddler. Then he drives on and crushes two-year-old Yueyue again. For seven minutes, people ignore the little girl, causing here to be hit yet again by a truck. Finally, a 57 year old woman stops and helps. China Daily claimed that the woman who stopped was told by a number of shopkeepers to mind her own business. Finally, the mother arrives and takes the child away.
The little girl was declared brain dead by a hospital on Sunday afternoon and could die at any moment.
Police caught the truck driver soon after the incident and the van driver turned himself in on Sunday afternoon.
“If she is dead, I may pay only about 20,000 yuan ($3,125). But if she is injured, it may cost me hundreds of thousands yuan,” said the driver over the phone to the media, before he gave himself up to the police.