This is probably the saddest story we’ve heard in a LONG time. No, scratch that…

This is THE ABSOLUTE SADDEST news story we have EVER read before!!! And you’ll see why when you read below:

On Thursday afternoon in Foshan, Guangdong province, a two-year-old toddler was run over by a van outside a hardware market. The first passerby, who is very likely to have witnessed what happened, walked around the girl, without even looking down to see what happened to her.

Behind him was another man, who apparently also witnessed the accident, but decided to make a u-turn so he wouldn’t have to come up close to the girl lying on the road. One cyclist took a brief look at the girl, but decided to cycle away as if nothing happened, and a fourth passerby also walked around the toddler.

At this moment, another van appeared in the scene, and the driver rolled over the girl for a second time, apparently not realising that there was a body on the ground. Within the next five minutes, a dozen or so bystanders would walk by the girl, who by this time was a bloody mess.

They would maybe take a glance or two at her, then walk away. One woman, with her daughter in hand, walked briskly away when she realised there was another little girl lying on the ground.

A few precious minutes ticked by one after the other before someone decided to do something. A female trash collector saw the injured toddler, laid aside her day’s collection, carried the girl to the side of the road to prevent her from getting run over by the next vehicle, and asked around to see who the girl belonged to.

At this time, the girl’s mother appeared, and rushed her to the hospital.

All of this was captured on a CCTV camera, and the girl’s parents were inconsolable when they saw with their own eyes what had happened to their daughter. The driver of the second vehicle has since been apprehended by Foshan police, but the first driver who knocked down the girl remains at large.

The vehicle plate number of the first van was, unfortunately, not visible from the footage because of the reflection. The girl remains in critical condition under intensive care, and her parents are now appealing to the eye-witnesses to step forward.

Seven minutes, 18 passersby, and not one person decided to lift a finger. The only Good Samaritan, as it turned out, was a trash collector. Somewhere in here is a parable of life.


Some reports stated that the little girl had since died of her injuries in the hospital, however, other media outlets are reporting that she is in a coma, and she is “braindead … and could die at any time.”

What we’re trying to figure out is how so many people walked by a help-less two year old as she bled to death in the middle of a busy street.

Thankfully, according to Chinese media reports, the drivers of the van that ran over the toddler are now in police custody.


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