Surveillance video from China shows death of a woman who was brutally run over by a truck swerving to dodge a cab. This poor woman mounted a tricycle and probably wanted to go home after a long day of selling chicken feet, but it was no meant to be. She was in the middle of what appeared to be a pretty broad and not very busy intersection. Far away from harm’s way, the woman slowed down to see the traffic pass before she finishes crossing but something happened that she was no anticipating.
A truck was approaching, but was not dangerously close to the woman. The woman looked left and right to make sure it was safe to cross, but since the truck was approaching, she stopped and waited for the truck to pass. Then out of nowhere a cab enters the intersection from the side forcing the truck driver to swerve abruptly to dodge it and a woman finds herself half a second away from certain death and no means to avoid it.
The woman takes direct hit before she falls under the wheels where her life ultimately ends. Out of the blue, in a split of a second, without doing anything wrong, the life of this poor woman came to a brutal end. And the cab driver, having just caused an accident that claimed an innocent life, drives off.
On a side note – there don’t appear to be any road signs on any side of the intersection we get to see from the video (no road signs, but big brother survailance cameras are a must). And when there are no stop signs, selfishness dictates to anticipate the vehicles crossing your path to give you the right of way. That’s probably what the cab driver was thinking. But why the truck driver chose to obliterate an old lady on a trike instead of plowing into a cab is a mystery. I’m sure he’d looked the lady square in the eyes as she put on that “and what exactly am I supposed to do now” death stare on her face a moment before the truck turned her into a bloody stain on the road. Unless she was his mother-in-law. Brutal.