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This heartbreaking footage shows a desperate daughter getting on her hands and knees to beg drivers illegally occupying a motorway emergency lane to let the ambulance that was taking her parent to hospital pass.
Authorities in the city of Lu’an in East China’s Anhui Province have confirmed the incident took place on 15th February.
They are asking members of the public to come forward any information or dashcam footage that may help them find and charge the “numerous” motorists who were unlawfully occupying the hard shoulder while the ambulance tried to get through.
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Distressing video taken on the night shows the daughter, whose parent was inside the ambulance, walking up to drivers ahead of them and begging them to let them through.
She gets on her hands and knees and kowtows to them by touching her forehead to the asphalt.
However, the traffic remains at a standstill as she cries in desperation.
Lu’an police, who have revealed there were 40,000 vehicles on the motorway that day, say they were called to the scene at 7:42pm.
After assessing the situation, they decided the woman’s parent was not in a critical enough case to request an airlift. However, they did not reveal the patient’s exact condition.
The police spent the next 20 minutes clearing the hard shoulder of cars, and the emergency service vehicle was able to continue its journey at 8:05pm.
The authorities said they will charge drivers surnamed Wang, Wang and Zhu with illegally occupying the emergency lane.
Others are expected to be fined in the coming days and weeks.
The parent, whose name, age and gender were not reported, is understood to be in stable condition.