Shocking moment driver ‘distracted’ by phone runs over 3 children playing at a car park

  • A video has emerged on You Tube showing a car running over three children playing inside a parking lot
  • The shocking incident reportedly happened in China last week
  • Netizens both blamed the erring driver and the negligent parents of the children

Using mobile phones while driving is a big big no, that is given; but so is playing at a busy parking lot.

A horrifying video has emerged on You Tube showing a car running over three children playing inside a parking lot in China. The female driver was supposedly tinkering with her mobile phone when the incident happened.

According to Shanghaiist, the shocking incident took place last Saturday in Shenzhen and was captured by a nearby CCTV.

It showed a white car running over three children who were apparently playing inside the car park.

The clip showed the car, which was not running that fast, eventually stopped, but not until all the three kids were run over by the vehicle.

Witnesses said the driver was on her phone while trying to navigate out of the parking lot. She was immediately arrested by police and held for questioning.

While netizens in China blamed the driver for committing a serious violation by using a phone while driving, some said the parents must also be reprimanded for allowing their children to play at the car park.

“To be honest, even if she wasn’t looking at her cell phone, it’s not certain that she would have seen these kids. The parents should take responsibility,” Shanghaiist quoted one commenter as saying.

Another added: “The parents of these three children have ruined the driver’s life.”

Meanwhile, the children were reportedly rushed to the hospital but it is believed that none of them sustained life-threatening injuries.

The video was not posted here as some may find it DISTURBING.

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