Five-year-old boy run over by same lorry driver several times, Luzhou, Sichuan Province, China - 20 Oct 2011

A Chinese truck driver who ran over and killed a 5-year-old boy has been accused of deliberately reversing over the child after hitting him to ensure he would not have to pay his medical costs.

5-year-old Xiong Maoke was said to be on his way home from his kindergarten in Sichuan province when he was hit by a truck.



Eyewitnesses were left dumbfounded by what they say they saw happen to him:

I saw the truck coming, the children were walking by the side of the road, not in the street.

He fell, but after being knocked over, immediately stood up again and bent over to pick up his umbrella.

I saw the truck move back a little and then move forward again, Xiong Maoke became wrapped up in the wheel, and then the truck continued forward another 10 meters.

‘What are you doing? Stop!’ I yelled. The truck halted and the driver exited, cursed, and walked away.

The driver offered to pay compensation, but has apparently not been forthcoming in explaining how the accident occurred.

It has been alleged that one of the arrested drivers in the recent “Yue Yue” case told the girl’s father that he fled the scene because “If she is dead, I may pay only about 20,000 yuan ($3,125). But if she is injured, it may cost me hundreds of thousands of yuan.” He supposedly hit her because he was busily nattering on a mobile phone.

Local villagers assert that the truck driver deliberately ensured the boy died to limit his liability.

Chinese state press claims the latest incident was an unfortunate accident, uncritically reporting the verdict of local police and officials that he was only hit once, died instantly, and that the driver was the first to call police, and going on to imply that the incident may have been exacerbated by villagers more interested in compensation than the fate of the boy.

However, given the level of outcry over the last such incident, the authorities may have their own motivation for ensuring the incident does not become yet another focus for public discontent.

Given that incidents of accident victims making false claims in order to claim compensation from bystanders are not unknown in China, and may have played a role in the reluctance of Chinese to help “Yue Yue,” unfortunately either explanation seems quite plausible – only the fact that another small child died horrifically and at least one party acted disgracefully is beyond dispute.

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    Comment by Anonymous
    19:06 25/10/2011 # ! Quality (+1.0)

    Ugh, as if the incident with the girl wasn't enough, there's a second case following up almost immediately. :/

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    Comment by Godot
    20:19 25/10/2011 # ! Quality (+0.8)

    Its somewhat rare that events like this get caught in video so you'll never know how many really happen anyway.

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    Comment by Anonymous

    You might explode.

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    Comment by 3mber
    04:55 26/10/2011 # ! Neutral (+0.2)

    I keep looking at the pictures for the tire marks on the ground. Even if it was an "accident" I don't see any marks indicating that the driver stopped at a high speed.

    A) The driver hit him the first time, then followed up with running him over to make sure he's dead


    B) He ran over the kid at a really slow speed

    That long blood streak without tire marks is suspicious. It's even pointing in a direction that's off the road.

    Comment by Anonymous
    19:07 25/10/2011 # ! Quality (+1.0)

    Chinese drivers sure seems to hate small children...

    Comment by Anonymous
    20:17 25/10/2011 # ! Neutral (+0.2)

    No, it's because their government lacks to enforce public discipline for traffics and drivers. An example would be most crossroads in China does not even have stoplights, humps nor warning sign thus it is one of the most common area of accident all over China.

    Comment by Anonymous
    10:06 26/10/2011 # ! Neutral (0)

    Where I live most crossroads don't have traffic lights either, and unlike the Chinese we manage to do just fine.

    Comment by Anonymous
    08:59 28/11/2012 # ! Neutral (0)

    what the fack... no prison time, just compensation??

    Comment by Anonymous
    21:03 25/10/2011 # ! Drivel (-1.0)

    All Asian drivers can't drive. And that's a fact.

    Comment by Anonymous
    21:25 25/10/2011 # ! Good (+0.7)

    Just Chinese, you moron.

    Comment by Anonymous
    21:27 25/10/2011 # ! Neutral (+0.2)

    fuck you. . Not all asian drivers cant drive . . our country's drivers are more considerate and disciplined than american you fucktard

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    Comment by Noodlestein
    23:33 25/10/2011 # ! Neutral (+0.2)

    Way to assume he's American.

    Comment by Anonymous
    11:30 26/10/2011 # ! Neutral (0)

    yea so when did anon say

    "America Drive >OR EQUAL2 ASIA DRIVE Derrrp"

    I don't really see the difference in people's driving capability depending on their nationality. Asian/Euro countries usually have small roads compared to the US anyway so the only difference is that we drive fast while you would drive slow. Still no indication of skill.

    Comment by Anonymous
    23:23 25/10/2011 # ! Neutral (0)

    CHALLENGE ACCEPTED. *takes your $100 and runs you over*

    Comment by Anonymous
    22:56 25/10/2011 # ! Neutral (0)

    Anyone watched that commentary on BBC about A London bus driver who went to drive here in the Philippines as part of the show? He had a hard time.

    100$ says you foreigners can't even drive well in my country.

    Avatar of Shizu's Waki Obsessor: MaidNiac
    04:45 26/10/2011 # ! Neutral (-0.2)

    "100$ says you foreigners can't even drive well in my country"

    Holy crap, when they say "Money talks", I didn't expect that can happen literally.

    BBC is full of shit btw.

    Comment by Anonymous
    22:47 25/10/2011 # ! Neutral (0)

    japan and singapore isnt asia?

    Comment by 666
    23:12 25/10/2011 # ! Drivel (-1.0)

    Who doesn't hate them? They're little and annoying.

    Comment by Anonymous
    02:19 26/10/2011 # ! Good (+0.6)

    You were a small child once, perhaps someone should have run you over?

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    Comment by Miroku74
    03:00 26/10/2011 # ! Good (+0.6)

    Might even have been an improvement for him...

    Comment by Anonymous
    10:48 26/10/2011 # ! Neutral (0)

    Great to know SOTER, why dont you just go suicide so that we can achieve the greatest improvement on our lives.

    Comment by Anonymous
    11:21 26/10/2011 # ! Neutral (0)

    Your grammar?

    Comment by 666

    You're might be right. Death is the greatest improvement for a life. ^_^

    Comment by Anonymous
    18:47 25/10/2011 # ! Quality (+1.0)

    Guess they didn't learn anything from the death of the girl previously.

    Comment by 666
    23:27 25/10/2011 # ! Quality (+1.0)

    I think Chinese are better at math, than at how not to kill people. ^_^

    Comment by Anonymous
    11:38 26/10/2011 # ! Neutral (0)

    they sure are trying to save a buck. some math has to be involved, smh

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    Comment by jellayrei
    00:03 26/10/2011 # ! Neutral (0)

    sad but true

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    Comment by Riiku
    00:39 26/10/2011 # ! Neutral (0)

    you meant "meth" right?

    Comment by Anonymous
    00:08 26/10/2011 # ! Neutral (0)

    Mainly because China don't have laws that force drivers to buy third party insurance. So the maths works out cheaper to kill them right off.

    In many developed countries have laws forcing 3rd party insurance. No need to kill them off, cos your next insurance premium is fucked either way.

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    Comment by Ota-Kool
    00:29 26/10/2011 # ! Neutral (0)

    I agree for example in this VIDEO(I google Ztv-6 and I'm pretty sure its China not Taiwan/HK) the Chinese driver make sure the hag really dead to prevent medical expense which they think cost a fortune.

    Comment by Anonymous
    06:14 26/10/2011 # ! Neutral (0)

    like I said before:
    Chinese with "Morals"?
    lol nice Joke

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    Comment by text123
    18:44 25/10/2011 # ! Quality (+1.0)

    The real scary part is that these guys don't freak out after hitting someone, and are instead very methodical in trying to finish off their victims. Like the driver of the white van in the yueyue incident reversed to try to ensure the kill, as with this guy.

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    Comment by Yoshii-kun
    19:00 25/10/2011 # ! Good (+0.5)

    Life is cheap in china. Especially little innocent kids.

    Avatar of Shizu's Waki Obsessor: MaidNiac
    04:41 26/10/2011 # ! Neutral (0)

    China: The land where medical expanse is higher and worth being considered than a mere human life.

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    Comment by Ota-Kool
    20:33 25/10/2011 # ! Neutral (0)

    They should make a law about hitting children(intentional or unintentional) if the kid dies they will pay triple the expense from bail and funeral/damages to the families than an alive and hospital expense from injury. That could change...I think.

    Comment by Anonymous
    20:46 25/10/2011 # ! Quality (+1.0)

    It's china .. If that happens then you'll see parents throwing their own children in front of smaller vehicles in order to be set for life.

    Comment by Anonymous
    02:22 26/10/2011 # ! Neutral (0)

    if they catch him they'll shoot him.

    Google Yao Jiaxin if you're curious.

    Comment by Anonymous
    21:29 25/10/2011 # ! Neutral (0)

    Heck why triple the expenses. . . DEATH SENTENCE. . . THAT should be the punishment. . . Money CANT replace life

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    Comment by Ota-Kool
    21:40 25/10/2011 # ! Neutral (0)

    at anon 20:46

    I may agree with you since this is China where the law is One Child Policy since they have a second child to pay their tax/fine if found out by their Government. To remove the burden they will dispose of it with that kind of accident it may be from bad to worse.

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    Comment by Ota-Kool
    21:55 25/10/2011 # ! Neutral (0)

    or Just shoot the Fucking Chinese Driver.

    Comment by Anonymous
    03:03 26/10/2011 # ! Neutral (0)

    Indeed. Is there an instruction manual for living in China? You know? "If you ever hit someone with a motor vehicle, remain calm. Don't exit your vehicle, and run over the unfortunate soul several more times to guarantee his or her death. This will limit your financial liability."


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    Comment by Riiku
    00:42 26/10/2011 # ! Neutral (0)

    The driver: "Oh crap, another one. Third this week. Ah whatever" smash smash

    Comment by Anonymous
    06:52 02/05/2012 # ! Neutral (0)

    I shouldn't laugh but your comment was funny!

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    Comment by Etherstar
    21:14 25/10/2011 # ! Neutral (-0.2)

    I'm not surprised. Here in the Philippines just a change in vehicle not Truck or Vans but BUS. :(

    Comment by Anonymous
    21:34 25/10/2011 # ! Neutral (0)

    Dont forget stupid kids playing on the back of ongoing jeepney, then suddenly fell off to get run over by the vehicle behind it.

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    Comment by Ota-Kool
    22:00 25/10/2011 # ! Neutral (0)

    Those are not the worse. The kids who annoyed cab driver by destroying the lights of their car and when the driver tries to pursue them one of their friend try to steal the cab driver money just when the driver gone chasing some of them. It made me sick just to watch this on CCTV cam in the news.

    Comment by Anonymous

    My phillipine friend here told me it is way messed up in that country... their aunt got rob and murder by knife, and apparently when they go there they can get a different prostitute like 3 time a day very easy. I don't know how much of this is true xD if it wasn't for the killers running around I would visit...

    Comment by Anonymous
    12:31 26/10/2011 # ! Neutral (+0.2)

    If your friend frequents the Red Light district-types, that every country/city has 1000+ of BTW, and spends his time with prostitutes all a day, of course, they'd find each other easily.

    And what world do you live in where crime doesn't happen? Atleast here, we are not afraid to help 2yr olds that have been runover for fear of being scammed by triads or whatever the chinese seems to blame things on.

    Comment by Anonymous
    20:51 25/10/2011 # ! Drivel (-1.0)

    Honestly who gives a shit expect for you loser virgins

    Comment by Anonymous
    23:27 25/10/2011 # ! Neutral (+0.2)

    An anon that can't even spell right probably lost his virginity to the neighbor's dog.

    Comment by 666
    23:21 25/10/2011 # ! Neutral (+0.2)

    And You probably have lost Your virginity to a vacuum cleaner? ^_^

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