Video Credit: AsiaWire
This is the moment a cop clings to the bonnet of a taxi before falling off and being run over by the driver who reportedly refused to halt at a traffic stop.
Authorities in the city of Harbin, capital of Heilongjiang Province in north-eastern China, are now hunting the as yet unidentified driver of what they suspect is an unlicensed taxi, or a so-called ‘heiche’ – Mandarin for ‘black car’.
Traffic camera footage of the incident shows the traffic officer standing in front of the taxi in an attempt to stop him from driving off on 25th September.
Harbin police said the officer was alerted to the cabbie after he had allegedly knocked a delivery man off his electric bike while turning at the junction of Xinyang and Hayao roads.
The policeman had planned to question the cabbie and ask him for his documents, but the footage shows the suspect refusing to stop, driving into and then reversing away from the officer.
When the hit-and-run cabbie makes his escape, the officer ends up lying on car’s bonnet momentarily before being thrown off by the swerve vehicle.
The officer lands on the road and then has his legs driven over by the runaway taxi.
Local authorities searching for the suspect have revealed there were two female passengers on board at the time of the incident.
In a public statement released across various social media platforms, they asked the women to come forward and help them find the suspect.
The policeman is not thought to have been seriously injured during the incident.
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