Story By: John Feng, Sub Editor: Joseph Golder, Agency: Asia Wire Report
Video Credit: AsiaWire
This short video seen over 25 million times in less than a day shows a food delivery man being violently kneed in the chest by a driver during an argument.
According to reports, Ele.me takeaway delivery employee Mr Wei was riding his scooter through a narrow side street in the city of Nanning, capital of South China’s Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region, when he encountered the unnamed owner of a white saloon.
The vehicle, which was carrying three men, was coming the other way, leaving Mr Wei and the saloon owner arguing over who should give way, reports said.
According to witnesses, who can be seen watching the drama without intervening to help the victim, the Ele.me staff member was punched by the saloon driver and his two passengers.
The short video then captured Mr Wei, who is already sitting on the ground, being kneed in the chest by the driver.
Authorities in Nanning’s Xixiangtang District said the trio had already fled the scene by the time they arrived.
Mr Wei was taken to Nanning Eighth People’s Hospital for treatment. He remains hospitalised.
Ele.me, which is one of several hugely popular food delivery services in China, said the company had paid for Mr Wei’s medical bills and is cooperating with the ongoing investigation.
Nanning police are still looking for the three men.
An Ele.me media statement read: “If our driver was at fault, we would not tolerate it.
“However, our driver has been wronged, so we will pursue it to the end.”
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