A young boy who was injured in a hit-and-run accident was saved by another child after being ignored by passing adults in a Chinese city.
The boy was left struggling in the middle of a road after an electric tricycle ran him over and drove off.
The young saviour, seven-year-old Chen Jiuyi, carried the boy to safety before wiping blood off him using tissues. Other passersby, who were adults, looked on.
A boy is knocked down and run over by an electric tricycle on a road in Yulin, southern China
He is injured by the traffic accident and fails to get up while the driver just looks at him
Speaking to a reporter from Guangxi Television Station, Chen, a first-grade pupil, said: ‘Teacher has taught us. When the others are in trouble, [we] should help them.’
The accident occurred on December 2 in Yulin, southern China’s Guangxi Province.
CCTV footage released by Guangxi Television Station shows the victim, wearing a green top, running across a road by himself before being knocked down by an electric tricycle.
The injured boy tried to get up, but couldn’t. The driver of the electric tricycle, said to be a woman, saw him struggling but chose to drive off.
As the injured boy crawled in the middle of the road, Chen Jiuyi, wearing a red top, dashed towards him to help him get up.
After struggling in the middle of the road, the injured boy is saved by another child (in red)
The young saviour, who is seven years old, helps the injured boy get up while adults look on
At least four adults were around at the time, but none of them helped the young pair. Two of them, who were on scooters, drove around the pair as Chen helped the injured boy to his feet.
Chen could be seen using all his strength to carry the boy onto the pavement. It’s reported that he also looked for tissues so he could wipe blood off the boy’s mouth.
The parents of the injured boy later arrived and took him to the hospital.
He is said to sustain a bone fracture on the right leg, tears to the skin around the mouth and injuries in the mouth.
Chen said: ‘Teacher has taught us. When the others are in trouble, [we] should help them’
The brave boy uses all his strength to carry the injured boy to the pavement in Yulin city
A woman and her child saw the seven-year-old carrying the injured boy to safety
Chen’s grandmother, Liu Haiying, told Chinese news website The Paper that she took Chen to a public square to play that day. She said the child was playing with two or three new friends, while she was chatting with her friends nearby.
She said she didn’t notice her grandson had saved someone until the traffic policemen told her.
Chen’s school, the Number Six Primary School of Bobai Town, gave the seven-year-old a ‘Little Heroic Saviour’ award to praise his behaviour.
The driver of the electric tricycle has turned herself in after the video became viral. She reportedly told the police that she suffered from dizziness at the time of the accident and ‘had no idea’ how it happened.
The police said the driver bears full responsibility of the accident and should pay for all medical bills for the injured boy.