At 5:26 p.m. on October 13, a van knocked down and ran over a 2-year-old girl in a hardware market in Foshan, Guangdong province in a hit-and-run. Then a truck ran over her and fled. During the seven minutes following the first accident, 18 people brushed aside the little girl lying on the ground as if nothing were there. No one bothered to lend a hand or call the police, until finally a rag-picking lady noticed her, held her up, asked for help from a nearby shop and received no response. She kept shouting for help until the toddler`s mother heard her and rushed the little girl to the hospital.
Interview with the trash picking lady who saved the child
Both drivers are in police custody. The first driver said he had just broken up with his girl friend on his mobile. It is unclear why he didn`t see the little girl, perhaps he was distraught over his just then break up. He was caught when he tried to contact the family and offered them money. He was quoted saying.
"When I saw that she was already? bleeding, I decided to just step on the gas pedal and escape seeing that nobody was around me"