Skip to comments.Driven to Kill Why drivers in China intentionally kill the pedestrians they hit.
Posted on 10/05/2015 8:34:08 AM PDT by longtermmemmory
I n April a BMW racing through a fruit market in Foshan in Chinas Guangdong province knocked down a 2-year-old girl and rolled over her head. As the girls grandmother shouted, Stop! Youve hit a child! the BMWs driver paused, then switched into reverse and backed up over the girl. The woman at the wheel drove forward once more, crushing the girl for a third time. When she finally got out from the BMW, the unlicensed driver immediately offered the horrified family a deal: Dont say that I was driving the car, she said. Say it was my husband. We can give you money.
It seems like a crazy urban legend: In China, drivers who have injured pedestrians will sometimes then try to kill them. And yet not only is it true, its fairly common; security cameras have regularly captured drivers driving back and forth on top of victims to make sure that they are dead. The Chinese language even has an adage for the phenomenon: It is better to hit to kill than to hit and injure.
This 2008 television report features security camera footage of a dusty white Passat reversing at high speed and smashing into a 64-year-old grandmother. The Passats back wheels bounce up over her head and body. The driver, Zhao Xiao Cheng, stops the car for a moment then hits the gas, causing his front wheels to roll over the woman. Then Zhao shifts into drive, wheels grinding the woman into the pavement. Zhao is not done. Twice more he shifts back and forth between drive and reverse, each time thudding over the grandmothers body. He then speeds away from her corpse.
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Consider this a form of tort reform. . .
Yeah, another generation or two with the uniparty in power and I can see that here as well.
Economics.cheaper to kill them then support them.
When there are 1,376,049,000 in the country, who gets upset about 1?
I guess they view it like hunters do prey.
If Chinese could freely bear arms I bet this would stop in a New York minute.
clearly, the driver was on a roll....
Consider it vehicular euthanasia. It’s kinder and gentler.
I am canceling my Chinese vacation right now! Snort//////s
So they don’t have to take care of them.
Most people agree that the hit-to-kill phenomenon stems at least in part from perverse laws on victim compensation. In China the compensation for killing a victim in a traffic accident is relatively smallamounts typically range from $30,000 to $50,000and once payment is made, the matter is over. By contrast, paying for lifetime care for a disabled survivor can run into the millions. The Chinese press recently described how one disabled man received about $400,000 for the first 23 years of his care. Drivers who decide to hit-and-kill do so because killing is far more economical. Indeed, Zhao Xiao Chengthe man caught on a security camera video driving over a grandmother five timesended up paying only about $70,000 in compensation.
and no more Chinese buffets.
obamCARe! “Better to decrease the surplus population.”
Already is. Libs have been doing it for years with rape, bad drug deals and even identically with car accidents.
“and no more Chinese buffets.”
I tend to go through a Chinese buffet two or three times until I’ve killed it, definitely cheaper than ordering all that food off the regular menu.
I guess this points up one virtue of insurance policies.
Still, don’t they count this as murder even in China? Which can get you ignominiously shot and your family billed for the bullet?
I read stories like this and my only thought is there will be a wholesale adoption of Christianity by the Chinese people within a generation.
Oh ain’t it awful, those libs even make us look good.
They don’t want to have their take away dog dinner get cold...
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