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This is the moment a young boy watches as a hit-and-run driver mows down his mother’s bicycle from behind and before fleeing the scene at high speed.
The boy, whose name and age have not been given, reportedly rode home by himself in terror before informing his family members of the fatal crash on 2nd July.
CCTV footage from the town of Wangyin, which is in Jining City China’s eastern Shandong Province, shows the boy and his mum, Ms Rong, riding home in the bicycle lane of a dual carriageway when headlights from the suspect’s Volkswagen approach from behind.
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In the video, the The VW saloon slams into Ms Rong from behind, sending her flying off her bicycle right next to her stunned child.
The hit-and-run suspect, who has not been named, flees without stopping.
Ms Rong was killed at the scene and declared dead by arriving paramedics, the authorities said.
Local policeman Liu Yuhang said: “The victim was riding a bicycle home together with her son, travelling normally in the non-motorised-vehicle lane.
“The car approached from behind, sent her flying and then fled the scene.
“We found debris 600 to 900 feet away from where the victim’s bicycle was hit. The vehicle’s speed is therefore presumed to have been very fast.
“We found a grey wing mirror at the scene of the crime and contacted a dealership the following day.”
Staff at the dealership identified it as a wing mirror from a Volkswagen Magotan, with the police then tracking the suspect down with the help of traffic cameras.
Before his arrest, the VW owner told police: “I hit something the other night, but I didn’t realise.”
He later changed his story and said: “I heard a loud crash, but I didn’t stop because I thought the person was OK.”
He remains in custody as investigations into the crash continue.
The authorities have yet to determine whether he was drink-driving at the time of the incident.
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