One little Chinese girl's protest against going to kindergarten very nearly ended in tragedy. While walking with her mother, the girl decided to sit down in the street and pout about being drug into the educational system. Seconds later, a crossover drove over the child at low speed and stopped.

Fortunately, a crowd of 16 bystanders jumped to action and managed to lift the vehicle far enough off of the child for her mother to pull her to safety. The heroics prevented any serious injury, and the girl headed off to school after a brief check up at a local hospital.

It's unclear whether the inattentive driver responsible for parking on top of the child will be charged in the incident. Click past the jump to watch the video for yourself.



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      rjstanford
      • 3 Years Ago
      First, coming round a blind corner like that, its entirely possible that the driver had no way of seeing the girl unless she looked down at exactly the right time - at which point she could have missed a pedestrian walking into the street from the right (far more likely). So let's not cast too many stones. Second, what she did in stopping the car and getting out was absolutely, 100% the correct thing. Kudos to her for quick thinking (reversing would have probably been catestrophic) and for the crowds for reacting the way that they did. A horriffic tragedy was narrowly averted due to everyone's clear thinking. Remember; sometimes things happen. Its what we do next that defines us.
      gen-_-tso
      • 3 Years Ago
      damn still had to go to school...-_-
      scriber72
      • 3 Years Ago
      The "bystander effect" is not confined to any one culture: http://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Murder_of_Kitty_Genovese
        4 String
        • 3 Years Ago
        @scriber72
        what is weird is that the bystander effect did not occur here. the opposite of what the bystander effect predicts happened instead. could this be because people were more aware of the previous accident, and therefore actively sought to avoid a similar tragedy? either the event was staged as some people suggest, or the individuals who helped were primed by the previous incident.
          4 String
          • 3 Years Ago
          @4 String
          probably not staged though... kind of unlikely -.-
          4 String
          • 3 Years Ago
          @4 String
          i said "more aware of the previous incident" in which another baby was killed by callous motorists. if that is left in their memory, people will be more likely to avoid a tragedy like that and do the right thing. that's what i meant by priming.
          Famsert
          • 3 Years Ago
          @4 String
          Uh or some people are just good people. There's been videos of Chinese people banding together to catch and attack thieves BEFORE the previous incident and no one called them staged or primed by anything.
      BLUESLATE
      • 3 Years Ago
      Damn female drivers. lol
      clquake
      • 3 Years Ago
      Everyone here saying this is staged is being an asshat. Let's see, have a four yr old throw a tantrum, parents loose track of her, and have an SUV run over her and NOT seriously injure her. No parent on earth would agree to this, except for maybe Casey Anthony. The very thought that this is staged is offensive to parents everywhere in this universe.
      Krazeecain
      • 3 Years Ago
      After watching that other dying Chinese girl get ignored by like 12 people a few months ago, I lost all faith in humanity. After watching this though, a little bit of faith has been restored.
      Bruce Lee
      • 3 Years Ago
      Man, I know the mother was probably trying to stop the kid from throwing tantrums by not responding to her tantrum and ignoring her but that doesn't really work out if she's in the middle of a street... Of course now I'm sure the girl will be spoiled even worse since the mother is going to be paranoid about leaving her alone.
      IBx27
      • 3 Years Ago
      That's weird. In china, if you "save someone's life," so to speak, you are responsible for their medical bills, which are astronomically expensive. That's why the other video was up of a little girl being ran over by car after car in the middle of the road and everybody walking away and turning a blind eye. Animals.
        Al Terego
        • 3 Years Ago
        @IBx27
        ...meanwhile in a 'civilized' society, we invade third-world countries, blow stuff up and cause all kinds of "collateral damage" for their natural resources. We're way better than these animals.
          Jamesology
          • 3 Years Ago
          @Al Terego
          lol very true. YAY for 1st world! Our Soldiers go out and shoot the hell out of other countries while I sit here with my fries and complain that it's cold now.
          Al Terego
          • 3 Years Ago
          @Al Terego
          @Jamesology You're doing it wrong. When it gets cold out, turn the heat up all the way and then complain about how hot it is. Also, pillaged oil does a great job of heating dwellings, doesn't it?
        IBx27
        • 3 Years Ago
        @IBx27
        Here's one example: http://youtu.be/SFjdMKJVkzQ
      govemyes
      • 3 Years Ago
      I feel like the government forced them to play out this situation because after the last video (the girl being run over and left to die) Chinese support had gone down. This video seems way too convenient to me... Warning it really is sad. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SFjdMKJVkzQ
        govemyes
        • 3 Years Ago
        @govemyes
        Well when you need to try and pass a law to force people to help others then the world isn't that plausible now is it? http://www.newsfirst.lk/english-news/World/?view=news_more&id=4878 Merely stating a probability... Life isnt Black and White dont believe every single thing you hear.
      Andre Neves
      • 3 Years Ago
      In China? Really? I'm surprised they didn't just walk past her like a sack of potatoes like in a majority of the videos out there.
      WillieD
      • 3 Years Ago
      Is that driver high out of their mind? They were doing 2 mph and still didn't see the baby. Just pathetic. Revoke their license.
        mmapying
        • 3 Years Ago
        @WillieD
        actually... Was the baby high out of her mind? The suv is large is **** and it being not a hybrid it musta been pretty loud. Baby needs beating afterschool + glasses + cochlea implant. 1. driver assumes road was clear because the group was walking away 2. who the **** leaves a baby on a busy road. revoke mothering license
      Sukairain
      • 3 Years Ago
      In before racist comments.
        Badfish941
        • 3 Years Ago
        @Sukairain
        I try to form my views on others from my own experiences and not from preconceived notions, but I have to say the average woman is is worse at driving than the average man, and that's just a fact....
          mmapying
          • 3 Years Ago
          @Badfish941
          1. that's sexist, not racist 2. your experience of women being worse drivers than men applies only to women you've witnessed personally, and that, being such a small percentage of the population and begin so geographically isolated, you don't have a reasonable model of the average woman. 3. preconceived notions of women being shitty drivers taints your experiences and will reinforce the idea of shitty woman driver. 4. facts lie: a half filled martini is 3/4 empty, depending on the laws
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