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This is the moment a woman driver runs over a boy in front of his mum on a zebra crossing and then flees without stopping because she was in a rush to catch her train.
The crash happened on a zebra crossing outside Shenzhen North Railway Station in China’s southern Guangdong Province, where the boy and his mum had also been rushing to board a train.
Authorities in Shenzhen’s Futian District received reports of the accident on 22nd May, with traffic camera footage showing the woman driver hitting the boy at high speed.
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In the video, the boy is sent flying as the SUV hits him on the zebra crossing, leaving behind pieces of the broken right wing mirror as it speeds off.
The boy, aged six, was taken to a local hospital and diagnosed with a fractured brow ridge.
He is not in any life-threatening condition.
The driver, surnamed Mo, turned herself in the following day and was cleared of drink-driving suspensions following toxicology tests.
She told police she had rented a car-sharing vehicle outside Shenzhen North Railway Station and, with a friend, ran some errands.
She was returning the vehicle to the train station when the crash happened.
Mo said she had not stopped because she was both “very scared” and also because she was running late and when the crash happened had “almost missed her train”.
She remains in custody as investigations continue.
Drivers found guilty of a hit-and-run offence in mainland China face between three to seven years in prison.
In cases resulting in death, the offence carriers a minimum sentence of seven years.