Driver Stopped at Toll Station by Police Found Dead Next Day

The stove and some trash.

From NetEase:

Driver Stopped at Toll Station at Night, Found Dead in Vehicle the Next Day

February 20th, Hunan passenger bus driver Chen Haibo was stopped by highway traffic police at the Taijiu Highway Toll Station, having missed the operating hours, and was found dead inside his vehicle the next day. A stove was found in the bus at the scene, with the cause of death suspected to be carbon monoxide poisoning.

The burning stove.

February 21, Shanxi Taijiu Highway Toll Station, when the traffic police arrived, the fire in the stove in the bus was still burning.

The bus in which the incident happened is parking at the toll station square.

The bus in which the incident happened parked at the toll station square.

The bus in which the driver died.

Shanxi Jiuguan Toll Station, where the incident happened, family members of the deceased hung a banner on the minibus, demanding an explanation.

The son of the deceased is holding the accusing petition.

At February 25 night, Shanxi Pingding County, Chen Shunpan, the son of the deceased holding an accusatory petition.

Comments from NetEase:

普世价值1 [网易河南省信阳市网友]:

The largest toll station of the world is in China! It’s not on the highways, it not on the state lines, but at the lower-half bodies of women. The Family Planning Commission has established a toll station at every woman’s lower-half body, so as soon as a woman gets pregnant, her child must pass the toll station, and if she pays, the child will be allowed to come out, but if she doesn’t pay, then the child will not be allowed to come out.

让李刚飞 [网易广东省东莞市网友]:

This driver is SB.
It was such a cold day,
When he was cold,
He could just find a female passenger,
Screw her a little bit,
Wouldn’t he be warm then?

Going to jail is ultimately better than freezing to death.

燃烧的雪茄 [网易广东省深圳市网友]: (responding to above)

—It’s a shame your sister wasn’t on that bus at the time!

xlb8611 [网易江苏省苏州市网友]:

A man-eating society.

网易北京市网友 ip:61.135.*.*:

My eyes are always filled with tears, because my love for this land is deep.

Is it still my land?

网易广东省深圳市手机网友 ip:183.17.*.*: (responding to above)

Here in the land there’s only poison.

网易广东省深圳市手机网友 ip:112.97.*.*: (responding to 61.135.*.*)

You’re dreaming, this land belongs to the apes, and has nothing to do with you.

网易山西省阳泉市手机网友 ip: 124.166.*.*:

According to Shanxi Highway Regulations, vehicles carrying dangerous articles and buses over 7 seats are forbidden to pass from 8pm to 6am the next day. It has been in effect a year now… A Coaster [the type of vehicle]… lighting a stove in a bus that airtight. Who’s to blame for the incident?

网易福建省泉州市手机网友 ip:27.152.*.*: (responding to above)

The important part is that he had already reached the exit, but he wasn’t allowed to exit? The service area was right behind him too, and he couldn’t stop there, neither? Were there no police at the scene?

网易陕西省西安市网友 ip:36.40.*.*:

Warriors with flaws are still warriors, while perfect flies are will always be just flies.

From NetEase:

Shanxi Responds to Driver “Frozen to Death” on Highway Case: It Was Carbon Monoxide Poisoning

On the night of February 20th, Hunan Liuyang man Chen Haibo was intercepted by Shanxi highway traffic police at Shanxi Pingding County Jiuguan Highway Toll Station while driving a passenger bus, and the next day, he was found dead in that bus. Family members of the deceased believe the law enforcement was inhumane. At noon on February 26th, the local police claimed that the autopsy confirmed that Chen Haibo died of carbon monoxide poisoning.

[…]

An online post: Driver trapped on highway frozen to death

[…]

“Because we are all Southerners, and thus especially afraid of the cold, and the people on the bus all work with fireworks, in consideration of the safety of the passengers, I led the passengers on foot to the Jiamei Business Hotel in Yangquan City. My father stayed behind to look after the bus, the electronics on board, and the passengers’ luggage.

On the morning of February 21st, my father failed to drive over with the bus, so I went look for him at the toll station at about 12 noon, and I found that my father had frozen to death in the bus.”

Regulation: Passenger buses aren’t allowed to get on Shanxi highways at night

[…]

This reporter inquired about Shanxi highway traffic regulations limiting night-time passenger vehicle traffic. As early as 2011, the Shanxi Province Highway Administration had regulations that implemented 24-hour inspection and registration systems for passenger vehicles at the 11 toll stations entering Shanxi province, that all passenger vehicles with potential safety hazards that aren’t able to be rectified on the spot would not be allowed to drive on the highway. From 8pm to 6am the next morning, passenger vehicles are generally not allowed to drive on any Shanxi highways, and from 8pm to 6am the next morning, any tourist coaches or buses crossing provinces are forbidden to pass through highways in Shanxi.

[…]

The traffic police: Cause of death suspected to be carbon monoxide poisoning.

[…]

At about 12:40pm, 120 [emergency services in China] and 110 [the police] arrived at the scene, with the leader on duty of the unit that day and other police officers also arriving at the scene one after another afterward. A stove was found in the bus at the scene, and it was still burning when 120, 110, criminal police, and highway traffic police arrived, the cause of death was suspected to be carbon monoxide poisoning.

[…]

Comments from NetEase:

bfett16 [网易浙江省温州市网友]:

Mister driver, please take Li Tianyi and several corrupt officials with you, amen!

[Note: Li Tianyi is the son of a very famous Chinese political song singer, who had been reeducated through labor at a work camp after beating a couple he had hit while driving but recently found his way back into the Chinese media spotlight for gang-raping a girl under the age of 18 with his former work camp inmates.]

网易上海市网友 ip:116.234.*.*:

No people from any other country is going to believe: A high and lofty vested interest group that lives in high-end villas, drives cars with special privileges, eats specially grown and prepared food, sits in luxury office buildings, spends trillions on food and drink [entertainment], competes in keeping mistresses, goes out with people all over their asses, speaks empty words, sends their children abroad, whose assets are not transparent to the public, who aren’t subject to supervision and accountability, and whose powers aren’t restricted would serve the people! Yet this pack of lies is one that so many people in China believe! Forward this comment. [13,465 upvotes at the time of translation]

跟帖局付书记 [网易河南省新乡市网友]:

Give the traffic police officer 200 kuai and he’d immediately let you park in the service area.

yxr888888 [网易河北省石家庄市网友]:

A man-made accident, so no matter how much they explain, the traffic police cannot escape responsibility.

网易山东省济南市网友 ip:112.229.*.*:

Great JC comrade who insisted on performing his duty, if the driver was your father, would you still have done the same thing?

边城的风景 [网易江苏省南京市网友]:

During the War of Resistance Against Japan, a group of American reporters went to Yan’an [in Shanxi province], encouraged and heartened by the spirit of the communists. When they returned, they said to Song Meiling that they were moved that such a group of positive, healthy, and incorruptible people still exists in China. Song Meiling at last said: “I admit, perhaps what you said is all true, but, that is only because they haven’t tasted true power yet.”

hnxxlyt [网易河南省安阳市手机网友]:

Fuck your mother!

网易辽宁省辽阳市网友 ip:113.237.*.*: (responding to above)

Apart from “fuck your mother” these three words, I don’t know what else to say. Fuck this fucking system. All decisions are made by a tap on the head [without thought], with who actually listening to the ordinary common people’s opinions? A 7-seater bus can’t get on the highway at night, just how many people think this fucking rule makes sense? A large passenger bus in Shanxi has an accident at night, an instead of looking for the root cause, you guys come up with not allowing buses on the road at night, ridiculous to the extreme. So a large passenger bus is a lot of lives, but a single person in a small passenger car isn’t a life? Does safety care about how many people there are? Fuck your mother. You set that once the casualties of a single accident reach a certain number it becomes a big accident, so human lives are all but numbers to you. Fuck your mother’s cunt. I really wish I could just hack you bastards to death.

临时发贴 [网易浙江省绍兴市网友]:

The editor/writer of this article is again trying to guide/shape public opinion. It was clearly CO poisoning, so where did the freezing to death come from? Traffic police enforcing traffic regulations, there’s nothing wrong about it. If anything is wrong, it’s the traffic rules being too rigid. But as long as the rules exist, they must be enforced. What if they let you onto the highway late at night, and then you have an accident due to fatigue, the family members would still be here screaming. Lighting a fire in an enclosed environment will produce a lot of CO, this has already become common sense. This driver lacked common sense, and he surely refused to turn on the air conditioner/heater simply to save gas.

网易宁夏银川市手机网友 ip:222.58.*.*: (responding to above)

CO poisoning, but it was still because the traffic police gave him no choice!

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  • SuperHappyCow

    So the kid is saying that he arrived first and found his dad dead while the police are saying that they found the oven still on when they showed up. Who arrived first, and was the oven really on? D:

    • mr.wiener

      Imaginative way to kill him, [if they did]. I’m still guessing natural causes [re: open a window dummy!]

      • Germandude

        Nobody would ever be that stupid to open a fire in a small closed room.
        Hold on……..wait!

        • Me

          Oh Oh I just thought of it….
          A Chinese bus driver would be stupid enough. Right?

          • Guest

            Same thing happened to a bunch of kids in a dumpster, as mentioned a few stories ago. Depressing as fuck.

        • SuperHappyCow

          Same thing happened to a bunch of kids in a dumpster, as mentioned a few stories ago. Depressing as fuck

      • Wu

        Darwin Award winner for sure

        • mr.wiener

          “At February 25 night, Shanxi Pingding County, Chen Shunpan, the son of the deceased holding an accusatory petition.”

          Sadly as this man has heirs to pass on his genetic information this invalidates his claim to a darwin award.

    • MrT

      The Chicken.

  • BiggJ

    Only comment that make sense…

    “The editor/writer of this article is again trying to guide/shape
    public opinion. It was clearly CO poisoning, so where did the freezing
    to death come from? Traffic police enforcing traffic regulations,
    there’s nothing wrong about it. If anything is wrong, it’s the traffic
    rules being too rigid. But as long as the rules exist, they must be
    enforced. What if they let you onto the highway late at night, and then
    you have an accident due to fatigue, the family members would still be
    here screaming. Lighting a fire in an enclosed environment will produce a
    lot of CO, this has already become common sense. This driver lacked
    common sense, and he surely refused to turn on the air
    conditioner/heater simply to save gas.”

    • The article isn’t very clear about what the traffic regulations actually is.

      But it seems like the driver was “trapped” on a highway. Otherwise, he would have just taken local and parked at the hotel along with all the other passengers.

      If this is true, than this is ultimately the fault of bad traffic regulations. It’s understandable that you prevent certain vehicles from getting ON the freeway at certain times.. But you have to provide a way for them to get OFF the freeway.

      It’s the same at a retail store. When you store hours are over, you lock the door from the outside, so people can’t get in. But you leave it unlocked from the inside, so the remaining customers can leave.

      • BiggJ

        Fair enough, but did he have to die in such a stupid way? Say the rules are completely fucked up…..It don’t take away from the fact that he was burning plastic bottles and shit and smoking up a bus. If I was about to die from the cold….Turn the bus on for a bit, or better yet just lock the door and go with the rest of the normal people. What was his plan? To stay in a cold bus all night in february because of some stupid luggage and make a fire on the bus? And if he did stay there, make a fire OUTSIDE the bus and just camp outside. Say if he would have lived…..what would the passengers think when they got back to the bus and all their shit smelled like burnt plastic or camp fire smoke?

        If humans were not the top of the food chain……this guy would have been eaten long ago.

        • By “this was ultimately the fault of bad traffic regulation” I meant “this was ultimately caused by bad traffic regulation.” I will edit my original post to reflect that.

          The way he died was definitely a potential candidate for the Darwin Awards.

          Regardless, If my theory was true: I would like to see his family sue. They will lose, but the Judge may force the Government to change the law. (At least thats what would happen in America)

          This time he may have had many options: Next time, it may be an old vehicle with no working heater. And the victim too old to walk or the victim freezing to death while asleep.

  • BiggJ

    “Shanxi Jiuguan Toll Station, where the incident happened, family
    members of the deceased hung a banner on the minibus, demanding an
    explanation.”

    Here is your explanation……..He was a fucking idiot. Was he burning plastic bottles too??? For fuck sakes. I can’t believe someone that stupid could even get their drivers license.

  • Bugs Bunny

    it’s his own problem…idiot!

    • dont be angry! not good for baby

      • Bugs Bunny

        haha, i am not angry at all….as long as some mfker not play online game with me any more.

        • SuperHappyCow

          bro lets go play some quake

          • rocket arena not conducive to tranquility; rocket jumping disharmonious to map traversing

          • QUAKEMASTER

            Ima rape all u newbs in quake. BITCH GET ON MY LEVEL

          • i do not think terroir find rape to be harmonious

          • Unless it’s a seed. Or that really rare rape joke that you can share around the campfire, but yes: no.

          • i think QUAKEMASTER offers you a disharmonious proposition for a fun Thursday night fun.

          • SuperHappyCow

            the secret is to shoot a grenade up, then rocket jump into it as it bounces above your head. it’s great for sneaking up on idiots who aren’t suspicious of single grenade tosses.

            harmonious indeed

          • Bugs Bunny

            i thought what u mean is quickie…..
            sigh!

          • SuperHappyCow

            no its a video game where you have to pretend to be good or else everyone will think you are bad and kick you

            or play like me and maintain a 40 percent grenade accuracy and get kicked anyway

            no quickies on the internet plx

          • i think she wants a quickie with you

        • cc

          eatcock

          • Bugs Bunny

            old idiot, now you get out again!

            if your name is alfred kettl?

          • cc

            I love it when you talk dirty, when can i lick you’re pussy?

          • Bugs Bunny

            answer my question first!

          • cc

            What was your question? When i get out? I never went away, just stopped posting, because your lovely inane nonsense was not as prolific as before. Now where can we meet so that i can play with your pleasure button?

          • Bugs Bunny

            are you alfred kettl?

          • Alfred Kettl

            Yes, do you have a message for me?

          • Bugs Bunny

            then reply my email, shit!or, fuck off!

          • cc

            You can shit on me if it turns you on, then i’ll fuck you doggy style

          • Bugs Bunny

            your too old, even viagra can not save you, go away!
            who your?

          • cc

            Not old but very experienced and no need for viagra, lets get down to your pink bits.

          • Bugs Bunny

            dare to show up>?
            not hide up online bullshit?

          • cc

            I’m back my love, where shall we meet? Don’t forget to wear you’re crotchless knickers.

          • Bugs Bunny

            go away!
            i guess you wear it now, so that they can help you change in old’s home….

          • cc

            Do you take it up the poop chute as well? We can have hours of fun playing with you’re bits.

          • Bugs Bunny

            if you dare to bullshit to me again, i will put your photo here.

          • cc

            Sorry for the late response i was enjoying the rugby and F1 plus a few beers for Paddy’s day, all that was missing was you sitting on my face at the end of the evening, lets get together tonight and i’ll play with you’re hot spots. Please do post my photo, but only the one with you’re pussy hovering over my throbbing member.

          • Alfred Kettl

            I dont use old email address, I use a new one

          • Bugs Bunny

            go die

  • This article needs an explanation:

    A guy, his son, a bunch of people and some stuff arrive in a bus at a toll station at night. Because of regulations, the bus is not permitted to pass the toll and keep driving, because harmony. The son takes the people to go on ahead without the bus to stay in a hotel somewhere. (seems far away). The dad doesn’t make his rendezvous with the group. The son comes back the next day at noon and finds his father dead. The police show up later and still find a bucket (“the oven”) which is still smoldering from having burned plastic bottles and junk. Sometime before the autopsy, the cops “think” it was CO poisoning, and then the autopsy confims it.

    The son is upset and alleges “inhuman” behavior from the border crossing. The idea that he wants an investigation into his father’s death is that he implies the decision to keep the bus from passing the toll as deliberate and malicious, and that if they were allowed to keep going his father would still be alive so.

    So:

    1) The son is saying the decision to travel at night, to leave the dad behind, and for the dad to burn a fire that killed himself are not as legitimate as the official rules of not permitting night travel at the tolls, which he calls “inhuman” and likens it to a malicious decision.

    2) Apparently they couldn’t turn back. By design, law, choice, mentality or concept.

    3) The son’s attitude makes it appear that bending the rules is an established part of life in China that people depend upon.

    4) Bureaucracy in China wouldn’t care if you died on them, because it’s not my job/hey that’s the rules/harmony.

  • xiaohouzi

    Like most other Chinese men, maybe he thought smoke was his friend.

  • slob

    I don’t get any of it. So he was burning shit in his van to keep warm…ok fair enough. It’s possible like the children in the dumpster he fell asleep while the fire was on and died of carbon monoxide poisoning.

    Why is the fire still burning? It looks like there are embers still alight in the pot. What the fck was he doing with a burning stove AND coals on a passenger bus? Who the hell carries that shit with them? It’s highly unlikely he just found it on the side of the road. And it’s still burning at 12 noon? He kept feeding the fire even in the early morning in an enclosed bus when it looks like a regular day. Even the air conditioner would suffice unless he had that running all night and the bus was out of battery. Burning bottles too. Come on…no-one is that fucking stupid.

    This points to only 2 conclusions : Homicide, or suicide. No idea why they would kill him so maybe he had other reasons to end his life and it’s all just circumstantial evidence. Not enough to really know the truth unless they do a proper forensics examination which I doubt will happen anytime soon.

  • Eurotrash

    It was the driver’s decision to stay with the van while everyone else walked to the hotel. It was also the driver’s decision to burn plastic bottles and stuff in a closed space/van. It’s his fault and fate.

  • If the family wants an explanation, I would just link them to an easy-to-understand website that explains the dangers of carbon monoxide.

  • Daniel Tynan

    How cold does Shanxi get during the month of March? I don’t see any snow so I assume it does not go below zero? In which case he certainly did not freeze to death, but died of CO poisoning. Darwin Award??

  • All that studying for the gao kao and never learned not to burn stuff inside with no ventilation.

  • bomber

    ridiculous.

    Another victim of overpopulation. Not suprised he has a son. His wife never had an orgasm. Everybody feels bad for 30 seconds…

  • Here’s the best part of this. The service/rest area is 500m away (you see that orange building in the pic, yep, that’s it). A hotel is just 1km away. This toll station has nothing to do with getting off either, it’s an intermediary toll booth in place because of the S45 right up ahead that links up. It had far far far less to do with the fact that it was a passenger bus and much much more to do with the fact that it was carrying fireworks. There was no regulation that said he had to stay with the van, none, nadda and for whatever retarded reason he decided that he should burn trash and plastic inside a closed van (which, was also full of fireworks, just to show off his genius I guess)

    The story claims their destination was only 4km away. Um.. ok, it’s not a coach bus, it’s not full of luggage, and the story says it’s only 9pm. So iunno, call some taxis? Unless of course, their destination was NOT in fact only 4km away and the intention was to take the S45. If you look at the layout of the toll booth, it’s also pretty damned obvious why they can’t just back up or turn around. If he turns around there is zero assurance that he will actually stop at the rest area or just keep going, if they let him proceed, there’s zero assurance that he will be getting off anytime soon and there’s no toll stations for quite a while.

    So, here’s your solution guy: turn on the heater or lock up the car and walk to the station. I’m pretty certain no one’s gonna steal your van right in front of the toll both full of cameras.

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