An appalling story to report from Hunan. On Tuesday at around 1 pm, a 24-year-old traffic cop named Li Xiaofeng made what appeared to be a routine stop at a toll booth of a truck that he suspected was overweight. He put himself in front of the truck, but the driver wouldn’t stop. When a second officer approached, the driver actually sped up, and 10 meters later, Li stumbled and rolled underneath the truck’s front left wheel.
The driver, Wang Kun, tried to flee, but he was intercepted by cops about four kilometers from the toll booth. He is currently in detention as police investigate the case. I feel pretty OK saying the Chinese justice system can do with this guy whatever it wants.
Li did not survive his injuries. According to a Shenzhen TV station, Li’s girlfriend wrote on a microblog, “In the next life, let me be your lover as before, all my life.” Youku video for those in China after the jump.