In yet another show of indifference and disregard for human life, the Chinese society has proven to the world once more how insensitive and callous they have become in extending help to people in dire need of assistance.
In the same manner that they maltreat animals with impunity, the Chinese are also showing how uncaring they can be on people.
The latest incident that has caused outrage and condemnation on its society by social media sites around the world, and even by their own netizens, involves a two-year old girl named Yue Yue, who lay critically injured after she was run over by a van and then by a truck outside her family’s shop in the southern Chinese city of Foshan.
The little girl seemed to be walking nonchalantly on the street when she was hit and run over first by the right front wheel. What was nauseating about it is that the driver stopped briefly, but instead of getting out, kept going with the right rear wheel rolling over again on the helpless child. The van was followed by a truck which did the same appalling crime.
What added to the already gruesome accident was the apparent neglect, lack of concern and utter apathy of pedestrians towards the injured child, even skirting away from the hapless body, which deplorable reactions were caught by the surveillance camera.
One of the drivers that was apprehended, when interviewed if he was aware of the accident said, yes, but that he would rather see the child dead and pay $1500, than see her alive and pay ten times more for her injury. This seems to be the frame of mind of Chinese drivers, which makes you ask the question: where has their conscience and morality gone?
But, the government has to be blamed for the public’s total disregard in the welfare of victims or people in distress. It is common knowledge that many a-times good Samaritans are the ones prosecuted if they come to the rescue because they are said to violate government rules on dealing with accident victims. This crazy notion could only happen in China.
Thanks to a garbage collector (of all people), who probably did not know any better, had more sense and sympathy to come to the girl’s aid, moving her to the curb and shouting for help until the mother, a migrant worker, arrived, picked her up and brought her to the hospital.
According to doctors, Yue Yue was in a coma and unlikely to survive the ordeal.
(For more on this, watch the disturbing video clip on this link: http://ph.news.yahoo.com/outrage-bleeding-china-toddler-left-street-062238639.html)