Another child killed in Chinese hit-and-run

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Oct 25, 2011
  1. TLSS_N
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    After the tragedy of Yue Yue, the Chinese trucker who hit a boy... then ran over him again to be sure he'd died 'because it was cheaper than paying the hospital bills'

    Tragedy comes just a week after two-year-old was knocked down by two vehicles on a busy market street and ignored by 18 passers-by.


    A lorry driver ran over a five-year-old boy – and then reversed over him to make sure he was dead in an apparent attempt to avoid footing hospital bills for the child.
    The sickening incident happened in Luzhou, western China, when driver Ao Yong hit Xiong Maoke as he left home to walk to school.
    Witness Zhang Shifen said: ‘I saw the truck move back a little and then move forward again. Xiong became wrapped up in the wheel and the truck continued forward another ten yards.’
    The tragedy comes just a week after two-year-old Yue Yue was knocked down by two vehicles on a busy market street. The child was ignored by 18 passers-by before someone came to her aid. She died in hospital a few days later.




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    Fatal: Xiong Maoke's mother sits beside the truck that killed her five-year-old son. The image of the child's body has been pixelated by MailOnline
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    Sickening: The truck that killed Xiong as he was walked home to school in Luzhou, western China
    In this latest incident passers-by said the lorry driver jumped from his cab after hitting the boy. They claimed Yong then asked: ‘How much shall I pay?’

    Police said Yong, a 35-year-old lorry driver from Luxian, argued with the boy’s family about the size of the damages for seven hours.
    After the latest incident, Yong denied reversing over the boy to kill him. Last night, police and government staff insisted Xiong died on impact.
    Their investigation ruled that Yong was the first person to call the police after his truck hit the boy in the village of Yunfeng, in Luzhou, Sichuan province.
    They said his body was not removed immediately because angry villagers were demanding instant compensation from the driver.
    In heartrending scenes, the boy's mother sat shocked next to the covered body of her five-year-old son.
    A string of such horrific cases have led to soul-searching in China, where the economic boom has been blamed for fuelling materialism at the cost of compassion.
    Handing over compensation if an accident victim dies is seen by many Chinese as cheaper than paying for lengthy hospital treatment. The Communist regime does not provide free healthcare for its 1.3billion citizens.
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    Ignored: In a similar incident the previous week, Yue Yue was left with horrific brain injuries and never recovered
    The fear of high medical bills is also thought to be behind a second accident in China in which toddler Yue Yue was knocked down by two vehicles on a busy market street.
    The gruesome ordeal, captured by security cameras, showed the bleeding child was ignored by 18 passers-by before she was picked up by a scrap picker and given to her mother, who rushed to the street looking for her.
    A week after the accident, she died in hospital.
    Two drivers suspected of running over the Chinese toddler were arrested on Sunday.
    The Beijing News and other outlets reported that police in the city of Foshan concluded their initial investigation and ordered the two men formally arrested, a step that almost always leads to a trial.



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  2. Hyro-Sama

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    YOU MUST BE FUCKING KIDDING ME. I REFUSE TO BELIEVE SOMEONE WOULD THAT BIG OF A DOUCHE.
     
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    Have you not seen the video of the 2 year old girl?
     
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    I moved this to GOTC as well.

    I remember I was watching a documentary on China (I think it's called The People's Republic of Capitalism or something, it was a Koppel on Discovery thing, definitely watch it) and I remember there was a portion about driving in China. I think they really need to regulate that more so people can avoid shit like this altogether.

    But yes, this is quite sickening and this guy deserves no sympathy.

    EDIT: And, um, what exactly does "Chi'coms" stand for again? Maybe I'm not terribly educated on this but it seems, erm, "interesting". My current thought is that it stands for "Chinese Communists".
     
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    Oh... my god.

    What the fuck is wrong with people?
     
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    that's what it is.
     
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    FTFY
     
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    This is typical of China's urban area.
     
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    It's not all of China. Just small group of people do choose not to have morality.
     
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    Not really this is slightly typical behavior in the urban regions to avoid large lawsuits. That's why no one helps because they don't want to be sued.
     
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    I couldn't help but laugh at the fact that people blame this on communism... You must be poorly educated if you think there's any truth to that.

    Still it's sick to see what kind of people roam this planet.
     
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    _Chaz_, Guild McCommunist, Sonic, can't read apparently. See how I bolded some? I know that not all Chinese people are ass holes like this guy.
     
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    This sickens me. If I saw this happen, I would beat the culprit within an inch of his life.

    ...that reminds me...I still need to go out and buy some emergency weapons.
     
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    Blame it on capitalism.
     
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    I blame it on bad drivers and bad people, maybe because I'm not special.
     
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    so is murder totally legal in china?
     
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    F*cking bastards.
     
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    What the guy did was really fucked up, but what you said is pretty fucked up as well. I don't understand why people seem to think that the answer to violence is more violence.
     
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    While I'm not defending him, I at least get why no one ever helps when stuff like this happens. Too afraid of literal betrayal. But...why was there a kid wandering around where this guy was driving? Doesn't look very urban...

    On another note, is the title for this topic really appropriate? Are we really allowing racism now?
     

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