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This is the moment a woman sitting in the middle of a crossroads crying after a row with her boyfriend is sent flying by a scooter rider who runs a red light.
The woman named as Ms Liu, who is in her early 30s, admitted she had expected her boyfriend to come and comfort her – but the scooter crashed into her instead.
CCTV footage from the county of Songyang in East China’s Zhejiang Province shows the sobbing woman squatting down at the junction just after midnight on 16th June.
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As she cries while looking down at the road, the scooter runs a red light and approaches from her left.
The electric vehicle does not alert Ms Liu because it makes almost no noise, and the crying woman is also not spotted by the rider due to the dimly lit road.
The pair spot each other at the very last second, but neither is able to prevent the accident as Ms Liu is sent tumbling by the scooter.
Songyang police were called to the scene at 12:21 am local time. They found Ms Liu moaning in pain on the ground.
The scooter rider, who was heading home after completing a night shift, admitted he ran the red light at what he believed to be an empty junction in order to save time, the police said.
“I was also shocked when I finally saw her. I had no time to evade her,” the rider told police.
He added: “It was some serious bad luck. What was she doing squatting there in the middle of the night anyway?”
Ms Liu, who works at a local motel, told investigators she had been arguing with her boyfriend.
She ran away from him and squatted in the centre of the crossroads to cry, expecting her boyfriend to come and comfort her.
She said she was certain her boyfriend would come get her, so she did not worry about any consequences – but then she was hit by the scooter.
The authorities said Ms Liu suffered no serious injuries as a result of the accident, and the police are still trying to determine who should be held responsible.