Chinese Man Gets Divorced, Runs Down 19 People with Car

The perpetrator being arrested.

The police is breaking open the car windows to arrest the man inside.

From Phoenix Online:

Fuzhou Man Runs Down 19 People Along Village Road

On the 28th, a vicious hit-and-run incident happened in Fuzhou Minhou County Qingkou Town Zhuangtou Village, where a man driving a car ran down everything in his path along a village road. According to Fuhzou City Police, on the 28th, at about 11 o’clock, a vicious hit-and-run incident happened in Fuzhou Minhou and so far has already caused 6 deaths (including 3 children) and 13 injured, with the suspect surnamed Lin arrested by police. According to a preliminary investigation, 37-year-old Lin lost control of himself due to marital problems, and ran down multiple people in a car. At this moment, local authorities are providing emergency medical attention for the injured, and investigation of the incident continues.

The scene of the incident.

Beijing Times: ”He kept asking his wife for money, and threatened to kidnap her if she refused.” As it is understood, the driver’s name is Lin Jianxin, who has consistently been unable to get along with his wife after marriage, the two of whom have already been separated for 3 years and have a 7-year-old daughter. Today [April 28], Lin Jianxin and his wife were in court to get a divorce. After leaving court, Lin Jianxin burned the car of his wife’s family, then began running people over in a car. “He didn’t run down anybody on his way from Ganzhe Court to Zhuangtou Village, but from Zhuangtou Village onward he ran down a street of people. The car is rented.”

The backpack of an elementary school student who died in the incident.

A family of four suffered misfortune. In this family of four, 3 were killed and 1 injured. The baby who is seriously injured is only 7 months old, and is now an orphan. [Picture is of] the backpack of an elementary school student who was run down and killed in the incident.

The scattered exercise book pages at the scene.

In a village alley of Fenggang Village, there were still backpacks, shoes, and exercise books scattered on the ground. A local villager named Lin Huansheng was at home at the time. Upon hearing the noise, he ran outside and saw a little girl lying on the roadside, already a bloody mess, and a car speeding away. When he looked behind him, he discovered several more children lying on the road. He even tried to revive one of them, but the child was no longer breathing. He says a total of 6 people were run down on this section of the road, including a grandmother taking her three grandchildren home from school. Just a dozen more meters and they would have reached home. Two other children were her neighbor’s kids walking along with them. The three children’s parents were working in South Africa, and are already rushing back to Fuzhou from overseas.

The victims of the incident.

Victims of the incident.

A bicycle which is run down during the incident.

The Lexus smashed into vehicles and ran over multiple pedestrians along the 2 kilometers long village road.

A motor scooter run down in the incident.

A Southeast Express reporter learned that: the man who ran down the people with his car had just gotten a divorce with his wife, a local of Zhuangtou Village, and it is suspected that the family dispute triggered a desire for revenge. His rampage over several kilometers involved smashing into electric scooters, with two children on two of motor scooters hit and killed instantly at the scene.

The blood stain at the scene.

The blood stain at the scene.

Blood stains at the scene.

The wall which is damaged at the incident.

A wall damaged by the car.

A damaged car at the scene of the incident.

A damaged motor scooter at the scene of the incident.

A damaged motor scooter at the scene of the incident.

The damaged vehicles on the 2-kilometer long village road.

The perpetrator's car.

The man was arrested while trying to ignite a gas cylinder.

The perpetrator arrested.

The scene of the man being arrested.

Comments from Phoenix Online:

凤凰网上海市网友 凤凰网友:

Did the children wrong you? He must be arrested and severely punished.

凤凰网湖北省咸宁市网友 极道帝尊:

He must be executed, in order to appease the people’s anger.

凤凰网广东省揭阳市网友 手机用户:

There are more and more pessimistic/world-weary people, all forced by the pressure of life. These people are very pitiful. I understand them. But even so, they shouldn’t take it out on innocent people.

凤凰网上海市网友 手机用户:

These scumbags, why do they always harm the innocent ordinary common people? They should be killed by a thousand cuts.

凤凰网黑龙江省大庆市网友 凤凰网友:

A Japanese car, doubly guilty [his crime should go up a level/classification].

凤凰网北京市网友 手机用户:

What kind of person can be so vicious? He should be shot on the spot.

凤凰网上海市网友 手机用户:

Just shoot him on the spot.

凤凰网黑龙江省大庆市网友 凤凰网友:

Boycott Japanese products, never forget [China’s] national humiliation!

凤凰网浙江省衢州市网友 zj5916:

Too evil, and yet again a Japanese car [or “and a Japanese car as well”].

凤凰网上海市网友 手机用户:

Every grievance has a cause, every debt a debtor [he should target his anger against those are relevant/responsible, as opposed to the innocent and unrelated].

凤凰网江苏省网友 xjqclass1:

This abomination truly is too abominable, and once again, it is against innocent people!

Comments from QQ:


Why do such things happen? It’s worth of our pondering what makes a person full of happiness do something so extreme and evil! Is it because they law is excessively lenient, indulging, and biased to women? Or is it because of chaotic judicial procedures and an unjust trial? Why is it that in recent years, the better life gets, the more divorces are happening, and what more, 80% of the time it is proposed by the women! Why does this happen? Maybe it has something to do with the pressures of society, but mainly it is still because human hearts are evil! Is the “Marriage Law” really fair and just when it comes to the division of property and child support in a divorce between man and woman? The “Marriage Law” should clearly state that whoever–be it the husband or the wife–was unfaithful and thus caused physical or emotional trauma to the other party must bear both civil liability and criminal liability, and must be thoroughly investigated and severely punished in accordance with the law!


There are no explanations [no way to understand] these kind of things. Laws, morality, and condemnations are all useless. Society [the country] should reflect more on our living conditions. A life without dreams or hopes is horrifying.


So extremely cruel, how can one be so crazy?! Not the slightest consideration for law and morality. Looks like popularizing awareness of the law and renewing morality in the population is needed!!


A scumbag of society. May innocent people all be safe and sound!!!


A perverse society produces perverse people!


Must be a rich second generation or an official second generation again, right?


See? There’s a gas canister in the car. Dammit, if you don’t plan on living, why not go and run over some corrupt officials [instead of innocents]!

Written by Peter Barefoot

Peter is a born and raised Chengdunese who enjoys drinking with all his friends.


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