Saturday, June 02, 2007

3 Year Old Girl Killed Under Mother's Watch

A three year-old girl was killed by a driver while her mother was watching. The incident happened on May 31, 2007, one day before the International Children's Day celebrated by Chinese children.

According to eye witnesses, a busy market place in Baiyun District of Guangzhou, the mother and daughter was playing at the market when a car knocked down the girl, but then the driver backed up and ran over the 3 year old girl the second time. Then the driver tried to fled by foot, but was subdued by angry witnesses in the market.

Last week, another driver was sentenced to 5 years jail time for ran over an old lady 5 times, a crime happened to be recorded by a surveillances camera. Some Chinese drivers said they would prefer to kill a person than to injure one because of possible long term medical costs. Drivers who kill a person usually only pay a $1000 flat fee.

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