Field of Science

No one lifts a finger for Chinese girl run over by van

Without questions, this is the most horrific video I've watched in my entire life. You might not want to see it, but everyone should know about it.

A two-year old Chinese girl is in the street alone (!), and a van runs into her, knocking her over, and then drives over her with the front wheel. After stopping for seconds, the van continues, running the girl over with the back wheel.

Lying bleeding in the street, people on foot and in vehicles just pass by her without doing anything. Later, a truck actually runs over her again.

Reports: 1 2 3

What the fuck is wrong with you people? When did a life become so worthless? Shit.

Many people in China are hesitant to help people who appear to be in distress for fear that they will be blamed. High-profile law suits have ended with good Samaritans ordered to pay hefty fines to individuals they sought to help.

Update 10/21:

The little girl has now died from her injuries.


  1. Earlier this year I read the account of a member of the first British embassy to Peking (1793). He includes an overview of the Chinese judicial system, which was in principal very fair (except for the corruption) but did have this fatal flaw. And it had the same consequences - made people very cautious about helping those in danger of death. So I guess it's a long standing issue ad probably now deeply ingrained into the culture.

  2. I think it is Chinese way of thinking that prevents people from giving a hand. I feel so sorry for this little girl.


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