Hit-And-Run Drink-Driver Mows Down Crowd At Junction

Story ByJohn FengSub EditorJoseph GolderAgencyAsia Wire Report

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This is the moment a hit-and-run drink driver mows down pedestrians at a busy junction before crashing to a stop against a row of parked scooters.

The horrific crash, which saw injured pedestrians strewn across the road, has left two people dead and a further seven injured, police say.

The incident happened in the city of Nanning, capital of Guangxi region in South China, late on 21st August.

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According to reports, saloon car driver Mr Zhao, 36, first rear-ended a taxi on Gecun Road, and video shows him speaking to the cabbie, appearing to beg him not to call the authorities.

Mr Zhao allegedly fled the scene in his car halfway through the discussion after he offered the cabbie 500 RMB (57 GBP) in compensation and the taxi driver refused.

Apparently fearing he would be arrested for drink-driving when the police arrived, Mr Zhao drove off, and the cabbie gave chase.

During his attempt to get away, CCTV cameras showed Mr Zhao entering the junction between Gecun Road and Donge Road, ploughing through the group of pedestrians on a zebra crossing while attempting a right turn.

Mr Zhao’s saloon car ended up stopped on a row of parked scooters, with police detaining him at the scene and later confirming that he was well over the legal blood alcohol limit.

The authorities said the two deceased victims – one male and one female – were both minors.

Seven people were taken to hospital for treatment – one with serious injuries – and five remain at the facility.

Mr Zhao remains in custody as investigations continue.

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