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Castro 18.10.2011 01:18

Shocking scenes as passers-by ignore dying toddler, 2, in China
 
The footage moved me to tears. Something is seriously wrong with a society when a dying child can be treated with such blind indifference. I'm really lost for words.

Toddler hit and run ignites global anger
Updated: 08:03, Tuesday October 18, 2011

There has been worldwide condemnation after vision from China emerged on YouTube of a toddler being hit and run over by a van in a busy market.

Yue Yue, 2, had wandered away from her mother in a busy Foshan market.

In the footage, a white van is seen knocking her over. The driver stops before fleeing the scene, leaving Yue Yue injured and bleeding on the road.

Following the incident, a man walks by, ignoring the two-year-old lying on the ground.

No less than 18 people walk, ride or drive past the injured girl.

A rubbish collector finally raised the alarm several minutes later.

Yue Yue was taken for emergency surgery but was later pronounced brain dead.

Millions have left comments on blogs in China, with one user saying it was the day the superpower lost its humanity.

Some however say it is evidence of a society too poor to help, frightened of what it would cost should they be blamed.

Police have detained the two drivers involved.

Warning - Please be aware that this video is extremely distressing



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jrspet 18.10.2011 01:29

Re: Shocking scenes as passers-by ignore dying toddler, 2, in China
 
Sad isnīt it, and I have seen such things in the poorest of places too ( South India ) - I guess where there are too many people, the value of a life decreases.

Last Saturday an Oriental looking man was thought to be dead from OD near the Volkshaus ZH ( cold torso and not breathing ), but it did not stop passers by from frantically calling emergency services who managed to somehow revive him in the end. Such instances remind me of precious every life is in CH and like countries.

Phil_MCR 18.10.2011 01:31

Re: Shocking scenes as passers-by ignore dying toddler, 2, in China
 
The Western world fears helping strangers due to lawsuits.

This is China's version: "...criticized the phenomenon of people passing by without helping, caused at least in part by previous extortion attempts from the injured and their families who have sometimes tried to blame the person helping."

It also happens in Switzerland - a couple of months ago a friend of a friend died in Zurich lying in a pool of blood after being beaten up. Many people passed him without helping.

TheCatintheHat 18.10.2011 04:50

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A few weeks ago, I saw a barely one year old baby playing in the middle of the street next to an intersection. She had nothing but a body on. I saw a woman walking behind her, not paying to my attention but getting closer and the baby getting closer to the intersection. I held my breath and hoped she would snap out of her bubble and move her butt to get to the baby before the baby got to the intersection. She proceeded to walk right by her. I yelled and ask her what she was doing! She shrugged her shoulders and said it wasn't her child. I put my two year old in the stroller, and at eight months pregnant RAN across the street to get to the baby who was now entering the intersection. This is the last intersection before the train station. It is after a curve and at the bottom of a hill. If I hadn't run, she would have been hit by a car. If I hadn't had two children after getting her, I would have run after the woman to ask her how anyone could be that heartless.
It does happen anywhere and everywhere. Really it does. I will never forget the sight of that woman, willing to see a baby hit by a car because it wasn't hers.

mimi1981 18.10.2011 07:39

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I watched the first 10 seconds before having to turn it off. That is truly disgusting that people could ignore a dying babe like that.

Not much makes me cry but that has really upset me.

Poor, poor little mite. :(

hannah'sauntie 18.10.2011 08:06

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I just made the mistake of watching this video on another website, I wish I hadn't. How for God's sake can people be so heartless? So many people either walked past or drove around the poor poor child, I despair for humanity sometimes.
Thank Goodness there are still good people in the world, like those who helped the man in Zurich.
I will probably get groaned for this next comment, but China has a history of ill-treatment of animals, and children too, especially girls. Even when someone did help the little girl, she was picked up as if she was a rag doll, and where was the mother while this was happening?

k_and_e 18.10.2011 08:18

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Do you really need to post such a video?

hannah'sauntie 18.10.2011 08:22

Re: Shocking scenes as passers-by ignore dying toddler, 2, in China
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by k_and_e (Post 1379835)
Do you really need to post such a video?

I would seriously advise people not to watch this video.

dino 18.10.2011 08:31

Re: Shocking scenes as passers-by ignore dying toddler, 2, in China
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by hannah'sauntie (Post 1379837)
I would seriously advise people not to watch this video.

I would seriously advise you to rethink all your thoughts...

Textoch 18.10.2011 08:38

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What goodness can our future hold when we have lost our humanity?

I am at a loss for any further words.

Tom1234 18.10.2011 08:43

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Did anyone else pick up on the fact that all the people who didn't stop were men and the first person to stop and help was a woman (the rubbish collector), and then another woman came to her aid.

Incredibly shocking and distressing.

The_Love_Doctor 18.10.2011 08:50

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Sick!

Saw it on the dailymail and refused to click on the link! Grrr!

Mitziem 18.10.2011 09:24

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Wish I had not watched this, my Heart broke. This is my greatest fear, with my Son walking back and forth 4 times per day each day from school, and having to cross the street 3 times. Rest well little Girl.

Castro 18.10.2011 09:34

Re: Shocking scenes as passers-by ignore dying toddler, 2, in China
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by Tom1234 (Post 1379856)
Did anyone else pick up on the fact that all the people who didn't stop were men and the first person to stop and help was a woman (the rubbish collector), and then another woman came to her aid

Two of the passers-by were actually a woman and child. Regardless it is very poignant that the good samaritain was the one at the lowest wrung of society, a rubbish scavenger. The only positive thing is that the video seems to have provoked a great deal of soul searching in China.

18.10.2011 09:37

Re: Shocking scenes as passers-by ignore dying toddler, 2, in China
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by Tom1234 (Post 1379856)
Did anyone else pick up on the fact that all the people who didn't stop were men and the first person to stop and help was a woman (the rubbish collector), and then another woman came to her aid.

Incredibly shocking and distressing.

The women who came to her aid was the child's mother

NotAllThere 18.10.2011 09:42

Re: Shocking scenes as passers-by ignore dying toddler, 2, in China
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by Textoch (Post 1379849)
What goodness can our future hold when we have lost our humanity?
...

About the same amount as the past. Is it a case of what we've become, or what we've always been? Casual cruelty, lack of empathy or concern are nothing new. People see something they cannot deal with, and so ignore it.

What's important is to prepare yourself, make sure that if something like this happens near you, that you don't walk on by. Good Samaritan law. If you come to the aid of someone injured or in danger you do not risk lawsuit.

Ouchboy 18.10.2011 09:49

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looks like the "bystander effect" has been reduced to group size=1. :msncrazy:

hannah'sauntie 18.10.2011 10:01

Re: Shocking scenes as passers-by ignore dying toddler, 2, in China
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by dino (Post 1379843)
I would seriously advise you to rethink all your thoughts...

All my thoughts? I don't think so.
Granted, a bad choice of words when I talked about 'ill-treating children', I'm sure the majority of Chinese people love and care for their children as much as anyone else. I was thinking more of reports of baby girls being abandoned because of the one child policy in China.

greenmount 18.10.2011 10:05

Re: Shocking scenes as passers-by ignore dying toddler, 2, in China
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by TheCatintheHat (Post 1379809)
If I hadn't run, she would have been hit by a car. If I hadn't had two children after getting her, I would have run after the woman to ask her how anyone could be that heartless.
It does happen anywhere and everywhere. Really it does. I will never forget the sight of that woman, willing to see a baby hit by a car because it wasn't hers.

There is something seriously wrong - as in sick, deeply mentally disturbed - with this kind of people. I admire you for what you've done, despite having your own huge responsibility, God bless you.

grlil 18.10.2011 10:06

Re: Shocking scenes as passers-by ignore dying toddler, 2, in China
 
Wow, that video was really shocking and disturbing. I can't believe that kid was left there for so long, only to be run over again. It is really sad!


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