By Jean Cao Junchen
An apparent misunderstanding almost cost a driver his life as an angry crowd attacked him over what they believed was an attempt to kill a six year old boy following a car accident in Zhengzhou, Henan province.
Witnesses said the driver, surnamed Zhang, knocked the boy to the ground while reversing his car. Zhang carried on backing up the car, which killed the boy by crushing his head.
Hundreds of people yelled at and beat Zhang bloody despite the efforts of five police officers to protect him.
Zhang said the boy rushed out suddenly while he was reversing. According to police, Zhang said he was attempting to move the car off the child when he inadvertently dragged the boy under the wheels, killing him.
The investigation continues.