October 21st, 2011
01:26 AM ET

Chinese toddler dies a week after being hit by cars, ignored by passersby

A 2-year-old Chinese girl - who was ignored after being hit by two cars last week, later sparking a fierce debate about the state of China's morals - has died, a nurse at a military hospital said.

Wang Yue died about 12:32 a.m. Friday, according to a nurse in the intensive care unit at Guangzhou Military Hospital, in Guangzhou. The nurse would not give her name, a common practice in such situations.

Video captured by a nearby security camera showed a pair of drivers, one after the other, hitting Yue, in Foshan in Guangdong Province. More than a dozen people walked, cycled or drove past the toddler as she lay bleeding in a busy market.

The girl was eventually rescued by a 58-year-old scavenger, who pulled her aside and tried to get help.

The toddler's mother, Qu Feifei, later said her daughter was in critical condition at a hospital, with her brain showing little activity despite earlier subtle movements in her lower body.

The video footage sparked a global outcry about the state of morality in China's fast-changing society.

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  1. merridee

    It was a horrible thing that happened there, but we have just as bad here – look at the number of kids killed by their own parents and all people do is tsk about it for a week, go back to whatever they were doing and then vote for politicians who cut funding on abuse prevention programs, aid to at risk children and all the rest. How dare we judge them when we allow as bad or worse in our own country while patting ourselves on the back for being such great Christians?

    October 21, 2011 at 3:13 pm | Report abuse |
  2. Chloe

    PHILIP EUGENE DOUGLAS IS A FILTHY MAN. I HOPE HE GETS KILLED TODAY THEN WE WOULDNT HAVE TO LISTEN TO HIM ANYMORE. I WOULD PULL THE TRIGGER. HOW UGLY CAN APERSON BE.

    October 21, 2011 at 3:48 pm | Report abuse |
  3. banasy©

    @chloe:
    That's an ugly statement as well.
    No one should wish another dead.

    I would have stopped, I would have tried to help, also.
    That's just me, though...I can say if another driver had wanted to, he would mow me down trying to help the little girl.
    There is no predicting what people will do, as this clearly shows.

    October 21, 2011 at 4:23 pm | Report abuse |
  4. Huh?

    (Chrissy wished me dead too banasy) Anyway, this just goes to show why Americans in general are afraid to take a stand on the important issues of our times. Take the Wall Street protesters, for example. Look at all the heat they are taking from their fellow Americans. And back in 2003...war protesters here in town were peppersprayed and shotgun beanbagged for having peaceful demonstrations. Virtually EVERYONE was convinced that Iraq had WMD's and had a hand in 9/11. The original Boston tea party met with support...now look how divided we have become. It's all going to stop when the Victory Act gets signed into law. Our FBI simply lacks the manpower to investigate each American who is harrassing and defrauding US. These people are motivated by fear...let's see the fear in their eyes when the CIA comes a knocking on their doors. I wholeheartadly approve of corporate prisons, and can hardly wait for the day when America is set free of her domestic enemies.

    October 21, 2011 at 4:55 pm | Report abuse |
  5. s kel

    Chloe I know PHILIP IS A STUPID TEA PARTY IGNORANT BIT*H!!! I dont blame you for wanting to harm him for his stupid heartless statments. But be good in the future. Now I wont be with him, lol.

    October 21, 2011 at 6:32 pm | Report abuse |
  6. s kel

    By the way, my beheading statment to the people who just walked past that poor child ,stands.

    October 21, 2011 at 6:37 pm | Report abuse |
  7. chels

    i cannot believe nonoe helped her and that the first let alone 2nd car didnt see her i feel so sorry for her she was so helpless and had a whole life to live but was ended by geting hit by two cars and being ignored i am soooo angry with them

    October 22, 2011 at 1:22 am | Report abuse |
  8. chrissy

    chrissy absolutely did NOT wish anyone dead today nor any other day! least of all you philip! philip you are bein a drama queen and now a liar as well. im afraid im gonna have to pull a you on you. prove i said that cuz i did NOT.

    October 22, 2011 at 2:20 am | Report abuse |
  9. chrissy

    and to anyone who says they are my friends than u should know me enough to absolutely know i would not! its a tactic hes usin to kiss up to banasy! read his posts prior to that one. if you do believe that crap than your not the friemd i thought u were.

    October 22, 2011 at 2:57 am | Report abuse |
  10. Elizabeth

    This story hurts my heart.

    October 23, 2011 at 12:59 am | Report abuse |
    • Susan

      Mine too :(

      October 25, 2011 at 1:24 pm | Report abuse |
  11. Mike Smithee

    IMMORAL, BRUTAL AND BARBARIC COMMUNIST CHINESE REGIME ENGAGES IN WIDESPREAD HUMAN RIGHTS ABUSES:

    [youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zbDSOmTWU7U&w=640&h=390]

    October 23, 2011 at 10:30 am | Report abuse |
  12. Mike Smithee

    IMMORAL, BRUTAL AND BARBARIC COMMUNIST CHINESE REGIME ENGAGES IN WIDESPREAD HUMAN RIGHTS ABUSES:

    [youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=videoseries&w=640&h=390]

    October 23, 2011 at 10:33 am | Report abuse |
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