traffic accident

August 4, 20122 Comments

Pic of the day: Chinese auntie uses sex doll to slow down speeding drivers

According to Metropolitan Express, an auntie in eastern China’s Shandong province was fed up with cars roaring past her home on the street side. And that the local government cannot do anything about it only made her angrier. Then she came up with a brilliant idea: she tied a sex doll covered with a red [...]

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October 17, 20114 Comments

2-year-old run over by two vehicles, ignored by 18 passers-by, riling up public opinion

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 [...]

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September 21, 2011No Comments

64 Chinese preschoolers crammed into 8-seat school bus; overloading kills 11

On September 9, traffic police in the city of Qianan, Hebei province, intercepted a minivan re-purposed as a school bus for a kindergarten. 64 kindergarterners, one driver and one teacher were crammed into an 8-seat minivan. The kindergarten removed the eight seats and refitted it with 4 long benches. The police later sent the 64 kids back [...]

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July 28, 20115 Comments

Chinese PM Wen Jiabao at train crash site:  I’ve been ill in bed for 11 days. Or has he?

After a deadly bullet train crash in Wenzhou, southern Zhejiang took place on the evening of July 23, the Chinese government and the Communist Party came under public opprobrium for their previous confidence in Chinese railway system, which now proves to be problematic and even dangerous, and their rescue and investigation effort, or lack thereof, [...]

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July 27, 20117 Comments

Public anger over handling of bullet train crash by Chinese gov’t reflected in microblog surveys

Background: Two cars of a high-speed bullet train fell off a bridge on the evening of July 23 in eastern China’s Zhejiang province, killing at least 39 people and injured 200 others. One train came to a halt after losing power allegedly because of a lightning strike. The emergency warning system absurdly dysfunctioned and failed to [...]

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July 25, 2011No Comments

Profile: Victims and survivors in China’s deadly bullet train crash

The bullet train collision claimed at least 38 innocent lives and injured 200 more, which left all their families and friends in ever-lasting grief and harrowing nightmares. (Read coverage by Ministry of Tofu of the train crash.) 1 Xiang Weiyi (Yiyi), a 2-year-and-eight-month-old girl, was orphaned immediately after the accident. She could have been killed [...]

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May 16, 20112 Comments

Rich Chinese practices drifting techniques on public road with luxury car, kills one

From Yangtze Evening Post On Monday afternoon, a BMW M6 sports car, whose price on the Chinese market is about 2.5 million Chinese yuan (US$380,000) suddenly lost control and collided into an electric bicycle, killing the bicycle rider right on the spot in Nanjing, capital city of eastern Jiangsu province. A witness said the fatal [...]

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February 14, 20112 Comments

Police car passes by hit-and-run scene, ignores injured victim

From Mop On the morning of February 10, 2011, a motorcycle collided with a bicycle, knocked the bike rider down to the ground and unconscious, and then fled the accident scene. Someone who witnessed the accident jotted down the license number of the motorcycle on a scrap of paper and slipped it into the hand [...]

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January 10, 20115 Comments

Why can’t China adopt a school bus system similar to the U.S.?

On December 30, 2010, a “school bus”  taking 20 elementary school children fell into a creek in Hengnan County, Hunan Province. 14 drowned, 6 were injured and hospitalized. The so-called school bus was actually an automatic rickshaw. The three-wheeler has only ten seats, but fit 20 inside. Several children had to squat on their haunches [...]

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