This video from Foshan city, Guandong province, China is one of the sickest we’ve had on Best Gore to date. It’s a CCTV recording of a child named Yue Yue (some reports refer to her as Yue Yuen) not paying much attention walking down a road. A van of sorts shows up and without slowing down or dodging, bumps right into the child and runs him/her over. With the child under the van, the driver sort of pauses as though wondering what the hell was that unexpected bump about, but then proceed to run over the child with his rear wheel. Several people pass by the child afterwards, completely and entirely ignoring the little guy writhing in pain at their feet. Like piece of garbage thrown out by a filthy citizen.
With child still on the road, clearly badly crushed and in pain, a truck shows up and runs the kid over with both front and rear wheels – crushing it again, like it was an empty milk box on the road. People, motorcycles and various other vehicles continue to pass by the dying child, yet nobody as much as turns their head in horror, let alone actually tries to help.
Later on, a garbage collecting woman by the name of Chen Xianmei notices the child on the road, flips the limp body over, gets help from another woman – young looking with a miniskirt – and together they pull the child to the side, with the young woman picking the body up to carry it away. I wonder if that young woman was the child’s mother… Perhaps someone who speaks Chinese can help us translate whether the child survived?
Chinese people can’t drive worth shit – that’s a well known fact, but this is a bit too much. It’s a 7 minutes long video – fast forward to 1:20 for action. Thanks @Assassinisher for the video:
The not yet 3 year old girl, aside from multiple fractures, suffered from severe brain injury that left her in a vegetative state and was pronounced brain dead. The surgeons were giving her little chances of pulling through, stating that even if she were to survive, she’d have no autonomous breathing, so she could only live with round the clock breathing support attached.
Her head was slammed to the ground after she was hit by the first car, fracturing her cranial cavity and crushing brain stems, damaging the areas of brain which control her respiratory and circulatory functions.
Girl’s mother Qu said that she was with her daughter in the store but left to use the washroom, leaving the girl alone in the store. Little Yue Yue wandered around the store and curious – walked outside. After finishing her bathroom duties, Yue Yue’s mother started to look for her daughter throughout the store, but it wasn’t until she heard the garbage lady scream that she realized Yue Yue made it out and something bad happened to her.
One Chinese website – Shanghaiist – made a claim that the girl had died from severe brain injuries. This claim was later disputed and confirmed false. Both drivers have been detained and are in police custody. The van driver admitted he knew he ran over a child after his front wheels bumped, but was afraid he would get in trouble if he stopped, so he continued, running the little one over again with his rear wheels before darting off. The witnesses allege that he was on a cell phone when he hit the girl.
Two year old toddler remains in coma. 58-year-old Chen Xianmei, the garbage collector who was the first person to help Yue Yue after she was ignored by 18 passers by was given $1,570 as a reward by the Foshan city authorities.
Update October 21, 2011
Sad news just came from China. It was confirmed that 2 year old Yue Yue died at the General Hospital of the Guangzhou Military Command of multiple organ failure at 12:32 am on Friday October 21, 2011. RIP little one.
While passing of this innocent little soul is a horrible tragedy, her legacy is going to stay with us forever. Here’s hoping that the people of China (and the rest of the world) realize that saving someone’s life is a heroic and noble act and should take priority over selfish fear of possible legal trouble. Perhaps this will also prompt the Chinese government to pass the Good Samaritan law which would clear people who attempt to save life of any wrongdoing. Nothing can bring little Yue Yue back now, but if it makes people realize that by saving a stranger’s life today, another stranger could save the life of their own child tomorrow, then Yue Yue’s death was not in vain. May your soul Rest in Peace, Yue Yue!
CCTV video of the incident that took the world by the storm is below:
Gallery of a few pictures of Yue Yue, the Chinese girl who was run over twice and no one cared to help her is below: