Chinese Woman Hit by Truck Begs Driver Not to Run Her Over

The scene of the accident.

From iFeng:

Woman Hit in Henan Begs Driver Not to Run Her Over

On the afternoon of June 30, at about 1:30pm, a traffic accident happened in Henan Xingyang City. The woman who was hit by the truck was stuck under the wheel, yelling in pain, and begged “don’t run me over”.

The driver is checking the injured woman.

During the time of the accident, netizen Nie Zhiyi was driving by. He saw a [woman riding a] motor scooter changing the lane from an alley to the road. With a loud noise, a big red cement tanker with license plate number “豫A-G2798” crashed into the motor scooter. The motor scooter was pushed forward by the huge impact, clashing against the road, sparks flying. This picture is of the driver checking out the injured woman when seeing Nie was taking photos.

The driver and the injured woman.

He could see clearly that it was a middle-aged woman wearing a red blouse who got hit, stuck in the space under the wheel, with blood all over her face, and still alive. Not until then did Nie discover that the injured was a woman, with blood all over her face.

The driver and the injured woman.

The truck driver realized that something was not right, plus someone was taking photos, so he stopped the truck immediately and came out to see what went wrong. According to Nie, when the driver stood up during the process, the woman was clearly freaked out, kept yelling she was in pain and begging “don’t run me over”. This picture is of the driver standing back up, with the injured woman fearfully pleading.

The driver is checking the injured woman.

When the driver bent over again, Nie called the police.

120 is taking the injured woman away.

120 [emergency medical service] taking the injured woman away. From the look of it, she was badly injured.

Comments from iFeng:

凤凰网新浪微博网友 淘宝代理商w:

Seeing this, my heart is a little sad. Our nation hasn’t fallen to this level yet, right?

凤凰网辽宁省丹东市网友 huoyuyang:

Next time when you’re running someone over, be precise, aim for government officials, and you’ll become a hero!

凤凰网新浪微博网友 无力大仙:

This line could be included “Touching China” [a CCTV program that introduces the people and stories that have touched/moved the hearts of the general public over the year].

凤凰网新浪微博网友 acheng0668:

What kind of social norm would cause someone to ask the perpetrating driver to spare his/her life after being hit?

凤凰网新浪微博网友 老周周木火:

Hearing this gives me goosebumps all over. Is there still humanity left in this society?

凤凰网新浪微博网友 oO小小明:

A society with a crisis of trust is so sad. Anyone could be the next victim, no one can escape…

凤凰网新浪微博网友 细数青山望蓬莱:

An entreaty that makes people’s hearts tremble.

凤凰网安徽省合肥市网友 xx863:

“Don’t run me over”. A sentence that screams out the shamelessness and cruelty of this country.

凤凰网新浪微博网友 还是谢谢好:

Now this woman will not treat the road as if it were her own home ever again.

凤凰网新浪微博网友 湮灭的光子:

Should the people who revise the laws reflect upon this sentence [of the woman, "please don't run me over"]?

Comments from QQ:

腾讯网友 难得糊涂:

No one can guarantee that he/she or his/her relatives won’t have any accidents. Can a cement tanker driver foresee that he’s not going to get into any trouble? In today’s society, there are many things that make people angry, and things unfair. But when you yourself or the public is in danger, such as when there is a flood, an earthquake, when our compatriots overseas are in trouble, etc., our army, the people, and the government never sit by. It’s not horrible when something bad happens, it’s what happens afterwards that matters. Never give up, leave no one behind. It’ll be enough already if everyone controls himself/herself. While we are condemning some bad phenomenons, we should also think about the solutions. Remember: you and me, we are all positive energy!

腾讯网友 254942381:

Shang bu qi. Look at this accident, a non-motor vehicle riding on the motor vehicle lane. A big car has big inertia. When the driver sees you, it takes a long distance to stop the truck. Cherish your life, don’t break traffic rules. Meanwhile, I also sympathize with you.

腾讯大同市网友 L雪O天V使E:

It costs [the driver] a lot more if she’s not dead! It’s easy to deal with if she’s dead! This is China!!!

腾讯网友 394245470: (responding to above)

TMD, are you still human? Even worse than a dog.

腾讯网友 孤□心□泪T_T:  (responding to above)

SB… he was telling the truth… If she’s not dead, the driver will pay a lot for medical expenses… if she’s dead, he only has to pay a sum of money once… Nowadays, all drivers of the Heavenly Kingdom have this kind of thinking.

Comments from NetEase:

没有碎玉的日子 [网易广东省广州市网友]:

The fear. Without this painful pleading, this driver really could have gone back into his vehicle and drove over her crushing her.

向习总致敬 [网易广东省云浮市网友]:

In today’s society, it really is necessary to have a third eye [or pair of eyes].

牛福一生 关注 关注他的微博 牛福一生 [网易四川省成都市网友]:

The Heavenly Kingdom’s people live happily!

花开o 关注 关注他的微博 花开o [网易四川省达州市网友]:

Of the over 200 countries and territories in the entire world, there are 20 that require spending one’s own money for medical care, 4 where the internet is censored, 3 with household registration systems [hukou], and 2 where political classes have been made part of the educational curriculum. There is 1 where education has become industrialized, 1 with family planning, 1 country where foreign parents determine its fate… and there is only one country where all of the above exist…

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  • Shan

    Obey the road law.

    • WoRPt

      Ting bu dong

      • The Enlightened One

        Shen me dou bu dong!

  • Brett

    I wonder if the driver actually did consider running her over (completely). The article said he knew someone was taking pictures, though he may or may not have… The witness never reports who was at fault, though I’m guessing the woman wasn’t looking as she turned onto the road.

    Long story short- woman is run over by a truck (happens everyday, not interesting). Only somewhat interesting part is she begged for him to not run her over before he had the chance to.

    • mr.wiener

      How the hell did she get back there [alive] considering the state of her scooter?
      To give this truck driver the benefit of the doubt, often drivers would run over surviving victims regardless of witnesses as even though they would be sent to jail, their families will not be saddled with crippling debt.
      It used to happen in Taiwan quite often 20 years ago apparently.On one occasion a driver who backed over a mother and her 2 kids he’d just hit was beaten to death by an enraged mob.

      • The Enlightened One

        Well Beaten!

        You are a mod now?

        I knew you would would give into the dark side, you sellout! lol

        • mr.wiener

          Kai told me he was my father.

          • Mighty曹

            The prelude to an epic battle with lightsabers.

          • mr.wiener
          • Irvin

            so…..what exactly does mods do? you mean I can’t cuss now?

          • Irvin

            Testing testing, fuck fuck fuck, testing……

          • Irvin

            Ok point taken, but it still doesn’t answer my question, what DOES mods do?

          • Mighty曹

            It’s safe to say Mods do ‘moderate’ work.

          • BiggJ

            It’s kind of like a mall cop on the internet.

          • mr.wiener

            I do whatever i was doing before, comment on stories and talk with you guys. If someone is quite obviously a single sentence writing flame bait troll and never contributes any kind of coherent arguments I confer with Kai, then delete their message or warn them, If they keep it up they get the plug pulled on them.

            To tell you the truth I’m a little nervous having access to the “smite” button. I don’t want to be a douche or a soup nazi.

          • Irvin

            But sometimes incoherent one liners are the best, hell even you guys translates quite a few in the articles. Though I do see it’s necessity seeing Mighty’s comments.

          • Mighty曹

            Hey, what exactly did you mean by ‘its necessity seeing Mighty’s comments’?

          • Irvin

            I was refering to your spamming of course, couldn’t you say fuck 20 times in one comment alone? lol

          • Kai

            mr.wiener is referring to obvious trolls, people who are usually knowingly violating our comment policy.

          • markus peg

            then i guess i have you to thank for removing gangnamstyle’s post the other day. i dont remember what it was now but i didnt like it and thought it crossed the line, i chose not to reply.

          • Kai

            Choosing not to reply is good. Trolls thrive off attention and that’s why there’s the expression “don’t feed the troll”.

          • Germandude

            Come on wiener. The questions we all want to have answered and that you haven’t picked up by yourself of course is:
            How much do you get paid and can an ex-mod expect a valuable reference letter to support further climbs up the career path?

            PS: And of course for the girls on here: Is Kai really as handsome as shown on his picture?

          • Kai

            Damn straight, behind this wordy veneer is pure beefcake!

          • Germandude

            That explains why your picture only shows your head. Other guys would be despairing when seeing who they must compete with.

          • Kai

            A side profile is all I dare expose the cS masses to. Any more and…

            Edit: Having trouble inserting animated gif. Not sure if working, click on link if not.

          • mr.wiener

            I’m holding out for some glamour photos of Fauna.

          • Kai

            She won’t let me post the photo of her at the Shanghai Calling premiere.

          • Mighty曹

            Hahaha. So twisted.
            Anyway, is the ‘sexual tension guy’ is Han Solo or Wookie?

          • Kai

            If I’m Darth Vader, that makes you… Luke Skywalker?

            Ew.

          • Mighty曹

            One of you must die. Let the fight begin.

          • Kai

            Christ, I just deleted like 10 comments of you spamming “fuck”. What were you trying to do? How does mr.wiener becoming a mod make anyone conclude that cussing is no longer allowed and requires not just 1 test comment but 10?

          • Mighty曹

            I was just saying ‘sorry’ because I just notice it was coming up as ‘Guest’. I was just trying to ‘test’ as Irvin did.

          • mr.wiener

            Reddit can be freaky like that, but please don’t do it again, It ain’t cool.
            See, I’m becoming a killjoy already :P

          • Mighty曹

            My intention wasn’t to spam. I posted something but deleted it right away. I thought that would not be seen at all.
            But, noted. I won’t do it again.

          • Kai

            Commenters can’t actually delete their comments on Disqus despite there being a “delete” button on the Disqus dashboard. All it does is “anonymize” the comment (make it appear as “Guest”).

            If you saw your own comment labeled as “Guest” without logging out, it’s probably just a glitch in Disqus, perhaps similar to how sometimes the commenter’s names get switched around or mixed up when “showing new comments” instead of refreshing the page. Not much we can do about that and Disqus itself seems to be aware of the issue.

          • Mighty曹

            I never post/reply directly in Disqus. Maybe it’s because I signed in with Disqus? Anyway, I apologize for the ignorance.

          • markus peg

            yeh id like to point out even tho i was logged in (i never log out) one of my posts came up as guest the other day..

          • Mighty曹

            I’m truly sorry. My HTML is rusty. (Maybe I’m not up to date on the new version). But seeing each one wasn’t the result I wanted I immediately deleted them. I didn’t think it’ll still pop up.

          • BiggJ

            No, Princess Laya. haha

      • http://www.richardfordphotography.com/ Richard Ford

        Does the law really make an individuals (adult) financial burdens that of his family? Surely it should start and end with the single individual that is liable?

        • mr.wiener

          If he is the family bread winner than the whole family suffers the financial burden of the person who has been crippled for life maybe 20-30 years[thee rest of their life] If he goes to jail for murder he is out in 15-20 years plus his family will have gotten to use any saving he had put away before he goes to jail.
          It is bleak and hard math.

          • Irvin

            Exactly, people are only as kind or as cruel as society allows them. 存在决定意识, I don’t know how to translate it in english.

      • Kai

        This situation reminds me of how it became “advisable” or “folk wisdom” in the States that you kill someone who breaks into your house rather than just subdue them, because they could in turn sue you for injuries. I’m sure it was based on a particular case that wasn’t quite that simple but I think laws sprang up to counter that possibility in certain states. I forgot what it was called. Anyone else heard of anything similar?

        • Mighty曹

          It’s very much a closed case if you kill an “intruder” inside your home. There is an ongoing case here where 3 burglars broke into a house where marijuana was illegally grown. The resident killed one of the three men and will not be charged with homicide. However, he may be arrested for the marijuana growing.

      • BiggJ

        Yeah Man I was thinking the same thing by the looks of the pics. Do they know what kind of injury she received? I think if no one was around taking pictures he might have just ran off. If all accidents did not end up the drivers fault you would less hit and runs. I don’t know what they could do to fix that. Make it so there would not be any compensation..or just what the hospital bills cost. That might bring the hit and runs downs.

  • B*tches, Leave

    “Don’t run me over … if you do, I’ll die and I won’t be able to receive the compensation money from you” ;)

    • B*tches, Leave

      Remember that one incident (video available) where a driver ran over a boy three times? Boy was standing behind the car. The driver started the car and drove back from his parking space, driving over the boy, then stood still for a while … then drove forward, again driving over the boy … then the driver went ouf of his car just to see what’s the matter … the car slided backward again over the boy. The driver was like “oh well …” and walked away.

      • Alex

        It’s happened before that when someone hits someone with the car, and the person is badly injured, that they just go and finish the job by killing them on purpose and say it wasn’t on purpose.

        That way you only pay one compensation to the family, and not compensation for the rest of the life of the injured person.

  • lonetrey / Dan

    Soooo many questions.

    Was she hit while she was driving her scooter in a careless fashion?

    Was the truck driver the one who was careless?

    Would the truck driver have considered driving over her and running off if it weren’t for the cameraman?

    Is China’s netizens justified in their cynical outlook towards this issue?

    • Terrik

      Yes to all the above.

    • markus peg

      Even if it was her fault, as far as i know Chinese law will blame the car/lorry. siding with the person who was hurt the other rather than who caused the accident. -correct me if im wrong someone, [tho i dont expect a correction]

  • Germandude

    Next time when you’re running someone over, be precise, aim for government officials, and you’ll become a hero!””

    Best comment here.

    • Irvin

      One man’s hero is another man’s terrorist.

  • The Enlightened One

    Wasn’t someone commenting on how these old women on scooters drive around carelessly? From the previous article where the three children drowned…

    Was it you Mr.T?

    Looks like you called it. I didn’t doubt you for a second.

  • The Enlightened One

    It’s so backwards…

    In China, victims yell, “Please don’t finish me! I need compensation from you!”

    In other countries, victims yell “Please help me, I will pay you if necessary!”

    • Guest

      You’re assuming that the reason she begged for her life was because she wanted money? And not, y’know, because she didn’t want to die?

      Huh.

  • 剑胆琴心

    aha

  • Mighty曹

    It appears the woman was at fault. She very likely changed lane carelessly into the path of the truck, which I’m sure was not speeding. Even if it were, had she bothered to look she would have seen such a big ass truck from a distance. Her begging is more like an admission of guilt.

    • lacompacida

      Right On. She deserved to die. Run her over.

  • Marcellus Wallace

    I have a problem with the lack of empathy of Chinese people in public. People will literally watch someone in need of help suffer and die because they want to keep their face or whatever. The face system is culturally counterproductive.

    • Irvin

      Think for both sides, where’s the empathy exploiting a fucked up law that allows you to bleed someone dry for an accident?

    • Mighty曹

      I’m still standing by my theory of the culture being heavily influenced by Confucius teaching of not to meddle in others’ business.

      • Gordon Gogodancer

        Or maybe is it related to the 无为 concept ? Wise and pathetic notion at the same time (in my opinion)

        • Mighty曹

          The ‘passiveness’ also makes Asians targets of robberies as they tend to not report the crime to the police.

    • Jin

      No that has nothing to do with the “face system”.
      A lot of the chinese people are scared to help. And that is the result of an even more f**ed up reason.

      Ever heard of people who help get accused of e.g. running someone over.
      (that guy didn’t ran him/her over.) And that is because they can get money..

      Nevertheless, people should help eachother. Not everyone is like that.

    • Gordon Gogodancer

      I think they are actually more afraid of getting involved….as you probably know, in China, sticking your head out is the best way to get it chopped off

  • Washington Bullets

    I’ve seen scooter drivers practice some of the WORST traffic etiquette I’ve ever seen. They drive on the sidewalks straight through groups of pedestrians, in the bike lanes, all over the roads, weaving in and out. I’m surprised this story hasn’t happened sooner.

    The fact she had to beg him not to finish her off is something to take note of though. You’d think he’d naturally have the empathy to say “I’ve made a huge mistake” and call for surrounding people or something. Who knows.

    • markus peg

      I was hit by a big scooter on the sidewalk near a cross roads (he was taking a short cut as the light was red) when he hit me my bag went flying in the air and broke the screen… the man just drove off…. not only that but some other drivers thought he had a good idea and copied him, driving past me on the side walk.. it was near a car repair shop and the nice man in their helped me. my leg was in pain for a few days but that was all… still some common courtesy of stopping and asking if you are ok would have been appreciated.

      a few days ago i was at a cross road, it had the arrow lights as well as normal ones, two men were waiting at the lights wanting to go forward, when the turn left lights were green one man started driving almost getting hit by the oncoming cars, even tho he almost died he didnt stop or turn around he decided to carry on going dodging 3 lanes of cars… at rush hour this crossroad has police to fine people 50RMB but not when he was their… he was unlucky coz he didnt learn his lesson a fine would have helped him to understand.

      i have seen countless e-bike drivers go when lights are red..

      i think e-bike drivers should take a small test to know what road signs mean.

      • Ashley Sasportas

        I think 90% of scooter drivers in china simply deserve to die, it’s like wacking off next to a grizzly. if you are that stupid or ignorant or indifferent to other peoples afety, you are simply not suitale to be alive in a society. not the most humanity praising statement, but somehow true

    • BrandeX

      This story happens all the time.

      • markus peg

        Yes, it happens all the time, that’s what makes it even worse.

    • SonofSpermcube

      She had to beg for her life, because how easy would it be to just roll another meter and say she died in the impact? No court case, off the hook for medical bills…it’s just so much more convenient. The way China handles accident liability makes this a real concern.

  • asdf

    Do you know why there are so many accident with powered vehicle? Because 15 years or so ago, there are not too many cars and everyone on bicycle. With bicycle you turn first and other avoid u or if someone ring the bells you straiten up. Same basic logic for drivers of scooter and cars/trucks. On the side note: the women is dragged onto a zebra cross… the driver is f*** now… shoulda drive on… jk.

    • blaaaaa

      I agree that cars are still a pretty recent thing in China and that traffic culture needs a while to develop. But “With bicycle you turn first and other avoid u”? Although it is not as dangerous being hit by other cyclists, I and many other people, would try to avoid it anyway and look over our shoulder before turning.

      I don’t think China should necessarily have the exact same traffic rules as other countries, but the present day mentality of “I just try to go in the general direction I need to go and others will hopefully stop” does simply not work , There are enough online video (and real-life) examples of two-wheeled vehicle drivers getting hurt or killed because “With bicycle you turn first and other avoid u” or “I’ll just come onto the road in a place where others can impossibly see me and I expect nothing will happen”. In some other Asian countries, where traffic can also be called chaotic -and I guess they also don’t have a long history of traffic culture- in my (limited) experience, when you cross a road, motorbikes and cars swerve around you, but the difference is that everybody is looking, paying attention to and considering the other users of the road, which makes it possible for all this to happen at much higher speeds. (Not that I’m saying that’s my traffic utopia, just pointing out the difference in mentality, but a simillarity in rules)

      Even more than “the rules” or traffic lights, signs, etc. it is the mentality of the people in traffic that fucks everything up. I have been in China long enough to be (partly) desensitized about most things that people complain about during the early part of their stay here. If there is one thing I will never “defend” China about when someone goes on a rant about this or that and better in the west and bla bla bla, it is traffic. It annoys me every single day. I believe that most people are not aware of doing anything wrong, but it feels like everybody is going out of their way to slow you (and everything else, including themselves) down as much as possible, be it on the street or even pedestrians on the pavement. I was going to give some examples, but I’m sure everybody that has been to china knows what I mean.

      I must add that some of my western friends don’t share my feeling and that some of my Chinese friends have a completely different view of what is right and wrong on the street. So all of this is obviously just my humble opinion.

      Well to end my little rant, just two things.

      1. It’s not by blocking and slowing down other people that you will be faster. You are part of the flow of traffic and if you disturb it, the flow, including you, slows down or even comes to a stop. Or worse, people get hurt.

      2. If you don’t look, how can you expect other people to look? BAM! Dead.

      (all this is not a comment on the accident in this article since I obviously do not know the exact circumstances)

  • asdf

    Also from the first picture it looks like the scooter is coming from the blind spot of the truck.

  • A Gawd Dang Mongolian

    I’m surprised this doesn’t happen. From my visits, it feels like traffic laws are taken as suggestions rather than laws.

    • markus peg

      No one seems to care about laws if they arent enforced.

      • lacompacida

        Everyone is just following the good example of the Government and the Party.

  • http://simplydesigned.tumblr.com/ maybeabanana

    Bias reporting?? So if the truck driver didn’t notice photographt he wouldn’t know what hit him?

  • Claude

    My god, just one tragic story after another. These stories are starting to make those horrible Chinese pop songs look and sound good.

    Is there any good news out of China? Is this a Chinese hate club? A site dedicated to ad-hominem attacks on China? I like China. Sure it’s a mess and has long way to go before it becomes um… developed/civilized? Something good must be going on.

    • Stu

      This site focuses on the most popular stories on the Chinese internet, which tend to be the negative ones. People in general like complaining about things online. But yeah, good stuff happens in China every day too- it’s just less entertaining to write about.

  • hehe

    By China law,

    Dead body=driver or insurance pay $50,000 compensation.
    Injured person = driver or insurance pay $500,000 medical expense.
    If you are the driver, what would you do?

  • Karze

    So many Tibetans were buried alive during the early early period of Chinese invasion. Many died from starvation, some committed suicide by hanging, drowning etc. Yet Chinese still refuses to acknowledge the dark history of Chinese and instead paint it as liberation.

  • Karze

    What can you get learn out of Maoism and communism. Oppression and violence: lies and myth making; denial and faking.

  • 海外華人

    I drove a truck once, a fire truck to be specific and you cant notice a motorcycle is beside you unless your look at the side mirrors. Sometimes motorcyclist tend to overtake without realizing that bigger vehicles have bigger engines. What is a motorcycle (ordinary ones) compared to a truck. It takes a lot of power to overtake a truck. It’s either the driver is drunk or he did not notice the lady. But i’am glad the lady is fine

  • lolly

    I fucking hate to live in this shithole called China. My parents were born there and usually when someone get into a car accident the driver would kill off the victim just so he/she wouldn’t hvae to pay the medical bills. True story.

    • darren

      Get the f*ck out, no one needs you :)

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