Lad, 14, On Scooter Sends Cyclist Woman Flying

Story ByJohn FengSub EditorJoseph GolderAgencyAsia Wire Report

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This is the moment a 14-year-old on a scooter speeds into a crossroads and sends a cyclist flying off her bike by crashing into her back wheel scattering her belongings across the road.

The schoolboy, who is just 14 years old, is seen veering into the opposite lane and entering the junction with his friend and classmate riding pillion.

The traffic camera footage from Anyuan County, which is in Ganzhou City in East China’s Jiangxi Province, shows the secondary school pupil riding towards the woman on her bicycle on 3rd July.

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The boy, surnamed Xiao, appears to attempt to avoid the bicycle, but he is going too fast and instead slams into her back wheel.

The woman, who has not been named, is thrown off her bicycle as it spins and she goes flying onto the road, breaking her ribs.

Xiao and his friend also loses control and crash, hitting another two people on a scooter as they do so.

The video ends with Xiao picking himself up and walking over to the woman, but reports said he fled the scene with his friends moment later.

County police said Xiao turned himself in and was accompanied by his friends.

He claimed he fled the scene because he was afraid of punishment, and because he knew he would not be able to afford to pay compensation.

“I wanted to help the woman, but then my friend told me to run, so I ran,” Xiao said.

The authorities said Xiao’s scooter was borrowed from a friend, and he did not have a licence.

As he is a minor, his parents are expected to be held liable for the crash, which is still being investigated.

The woman reportedly suffered broken ribs but her life is not believed to be in danger.

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John Feng

I am a senior journalist and editor, and have worked for a number of different news agencies over the last decade. I am currently editor-in-chief of the Asia Wire Report news wire.

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