Passers-by in China do good again, lift car to save woman trapped after accident

Passers-by in China do good again, lift car to save woman trapped after accident
PHOTO: Facebook/China Daily
W.T.M. Why This Matters
With many reported cases of accident scams in China, it is said that many Chinese are unwilling to lend a helping hand when they come across road accidents. But these recent cases have proven otherwise.

In another unsolicited, random act of kindness in China, this time in Sichuan province, passers-by were filmed lifting a car to save a woman after she collided with the vehicle while riding an electric bicycle.

A video shared by China Daily news site on Facebook showed a woman's legs peeking out from under the car, in the accident which occurred last Thursday (Aug 17).

Her body was wedged just underneath the front of the car, narrowly missing the vehicle's front wheels.

on Facebook

#Kindness of strangers: To save trapped woman's life, passers-by jointly lifted up car and looked after her before the police arrived. (Source: the Beijing News)

Posted by China Daily on Sunday, 20 August 2017

A man's voice can be heard in the background, coordinating efforts to lift the car and free the woman.

After being rescued, the woman, who remained conscious, repeatedly thanked her rescuers.

Helpful bystanders used an umbrella and piece of paper to shield her from the hot sun as she laid on the ground, seemingly unable to move.

According to the video, an ambulance soon arrived and took her to the hospital. She reportedly broke her collarbone and ribs, but is not in critical condition.

This is the third most recent case of good Samaritans in China coming together to help a stranger in need.

On the same day as the incident above, a boy in China managed to cheat death after getting knocked down by a car, thanks to passers-by who also lifted the car in order to get him out.

And on Aug 3, Beijing commuters at Dongzhimen station joined hands with train station staff and police officers to help free a trapped commuter who jumped over the barricade just as a train pulled in.

candicec@sph.com.sg

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