Will No One Help This Drunk Man On The Side Of The Highway? (Answer: Seeing As How He Got Run Over, No)
On Saturday night in Taichung, Taiwan, a drunk man surnamed Zhang wandered onto a busy road, sat down, and passed out. We’ve seen drunk people on the highways before, but not what happens next. After about four minutes — a dozen or so cars had zipped by without stopping to help, with only a couple slowing down — a vehicle ran him over. You can see all of this in the surveillance footage, above. The car that hit him ended up flipping onto its side, though the driver suffered only minor injuries.
Reporters learned that Zhang was unemployed, and that he had left his house at about 6 pm without telling anyone where he was going. The most stunning part of this news report was the revelation that Zhang seems to have been a man calling out for help: already this year, he had passed out drunk in public 19 times, say police reports. October 20 marked unlucky 20. Youku video for those in China after the jump.