Viral: Overworked China Traffic Cop Collapses In Street

Story By: John Feng, Sub Editor: Joseph Golder, Agency: Asia Wire Report

Video Credit: AsiaWire

This viral video seen three million times online shows a tired policeman collapsing on a street corner while working overtime during China’s National Day holidays.

Auxiliary policeman Pan Hongyuan is with the traffic management detachment of the Shangri-La City Public Security Bureau, which is in Diqing Tibetan Autonomous Prefecture in south-western Yunnan Province.

Pictures Credit: AsiaWire

Pan and his colleagues have been working back-to-back shifts since the start of ‘Golden Week’ – the country’s seven-day public holiday beginning with National Day on 1st October.

Traffic camera footage taken on 2nd October shows Pan directing traffic with his colleague when he suddenly keels over while standing on a street corner at 6:20pm local time.

Pictures Credit: AsiaWire

His partner turns around to find Pan lying motionless on the ground, and he rushes over to check on him while other motorists and witnesses stop too.

Pan, who had been on duty at the east entrance of the popular tourist attraction Dukezong Old Town, was taken to a local hospital and confirmed not to be in any life-threatening condition.

His long shifts directing traffic had caused him to become fatigued, and he was ordered home for some rest, reports said.

According to colleagues, Pan had also fainted earlier the same morning, but the traffic cop insisted on carrying on.

China’s National Day break will continue through Monday, 7th October, and will see around 800 million mainland Chinese go on holiday home and abroad.

The ViralTab page is created by and dedicated to professional, independent freelance journalists. It is a place for us to showcase our work. When our news is sold to our media partners, we will include the link here.

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.