In a moment of cruelly poor timing, a suicidal man who jumped from a building in Guangdong hit a 56 year old biker on the street, killing him. The jumper, unharmed, then fled to a nearby high-rise building and attempted to jump again.
The young man was reportedly caught on CCTV earlier this week attempting to jump to his death from the fifth story of a building in Shantou, Guangdong. On the way down, however, he hit a biker below, crushing him.
The biker suffered broken ribs and died soon after being rushed to the hospital, according to his daughter.
After the incident, the jumper stood up and ran to a nearby building in an another attempt to leap to his death, at which point he was apprehended by firemen at the scene.
Local residents speculated that the man chose to commit suicide out of “feelings of frustration”.
In a similar story of unfortunate timing from earlier this year, a woman visiting Shenzhen was taking a walk when she was hit by a suicidal man who had jumped to his death from the twelfth floor of a building.
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