A 40 year old women has been detained after her car struck two women and an 18 month old baby in a parking garage in Kunming, Yunnan province.
An horrific video shot by a surveillance camera shows the boy’s mother and sister walking in to the garage as a black Audi exits. The driver stops the car as she sees the women and the pram carrying the baby, before suddenly accelerating, crashing into the trio and smashing them into a nearby wall.
The buggy was trapped between the car and the wall as the boy’s mother and sister frantically banged on the vehicle to alert the driver.
The child was left unconscious and bleeding from his nose and ear, his mother told media yesterday.
He was pronounced dead at a nearby hospital after suffering severe head injuries, a doctor there said.
Footage showed the driver remained in the car for about a minute afterward, as neighbors rushed to the scene, alerted by the mother’s cries.
A local property management official said that they had “long warned residents not to walk into the parking lot to take elevators.”
The baby’s father said the garage elevators were the only way for his wife to get the boy upstairs as there were “no ramps for baby buggies to access the residential complex.”
This is the second fatal incident involving a child in a parking garage this week, on Thursday a woman in Guangxi province accidentally ran over her five year old daughter while parking.
Video of the incident (warning: graphic):