Road Sleeping Fruit Vendor Killed by Car in Hit-and-Run

Road Sleeping Fruit Vendor Killed by Car in Hit-and-Run

A 65-year-old fruit vendor who was sleeping on a road at night with his wife was killed after a car ran over him. Meng Lanying was woken by the incident, and promptly rose to chase after the offender, who made a getaway after a brief stop. Liu Aixin and his wife had arrived in Zhengzhou just two days prior on their 3-wheeled fruit-vending cart, and fearing theft of their takings, chose to set-up camp in a space outside a hotel where there was sufficient light and CCTV coverage. Police have since caught the driver. One netizen said the couple were also at fault with their choice of sleeping place.
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  • Some guy

    One netizen said the couple were also at fault with their choice of sleeping place.

    The couple were also at fault?! How about they were totally at fault?

    I feel bad for the old couple but really, how is setting up your bedroll on the street a better decision than putting it a couple of feet to the side, where cars don’t drive.(well, less often at least)

    I just can’t imagine how anyone could relax enough to sleep lying on a street in the dark with cars driving past you.

    • jin

      If the picture is correct, they are sleeping on the pedestrian road.

      • David

        I am sure the picture is stock footage as so much here is. Sleeping on the road is just nuts.

        • Mihel

          Nope, they really were sleeping on the road, they also were in a badly illuminated spot.

    • tomoe723

      Or maybe they’ve decided to kill themselves that way. It’s sort of a semi-suicide accidental death. Living like that, I prolly would have thought of sleeping in the middle of the road even.

      • Vance

        Since if they really wanted to live, they probably would have chosen to sleep on the sidewalk.

  • Amused

    Darwin Award candidate here.

  • Vance

    Laying down in the middle of a road in the dark of night (even with street lighting) is asking for it.

  • Jahar

    I’ve been trying to figure out why people here don’t have any fear of being hit by cars when they are in the street.

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