Tot Reverses Idling Pedicab Into Woman At Market

Story ByJohn FengSub EditorJoseph GolderAgencyAsia Wire Report

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This is the moment a curious girl climbs into a pedicab which had been left idling and reverses into an unsuspecting woman.

The five-year-old tot, whose family name is Zhou, was not harmed during the accident, but her victim, Ms Zhou, suffered a broken toe as well as a mild concussion, police said.

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CCTV images from the fruit and vegetable market in the city of Wenling, which is in East China’s Zhejiang Province, shows the unattended girl walking up to the parked pedicab, which had been left idling with the key in the ignition.

The vehicle’s owner, Mr Wang, runs a hardware shop and was making a quick delivery at a client’s business at the time, according to the authorities.

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The curious girl can be seen rocking the pedicab back and forth before climbing its cargo box and then finding her way into the driver’s seat during the incident on 8th September.

She grabs the throttle and the entire pedicab shoots backwards into Ms Zou, who had been preparing to buy vegetables.

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Ms Zhou is sent falling backwards into the pedicab’s metal cargo hold as the video ends.

She was later taken to hospital by arriving police.

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Pedicab owner Mr Wang said: “I parked it and went to make a quick delivery. I’d be back soon, so I left the keys in the ignition.

“I returned less than five minutes later. I really didn’t expect something like this to happen.”

According to Wenling police, the girl lives near the market and had been placed in the care of her grandmother.

She slipped away from her nan when she was not looking and began playing on the pedicab, causing the accident.

Both the girl’s guardians and Mr Wang as the owner will share liability for the accident, the authorities said.

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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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