A police officer was killed yesterday in Shanghai’s Minhang district after the driver of a BMW SUV knocked him down and drove off from the scene.
Officer Mao Shengquan, 32, had tried to stop the driver of the red BMW when it took a left turn from the wrong lane at the intersection of Wuzhong Road and Hongmei Road, according to Sina News. The cop approached the car and reached into the window when the driver suddenly accelerated. The officer was dragged for a few meters until he landed on the ground.
The driver, identified as Sun Haojie, fled the scene, but eventually returned to the spot to surrender to police.
Officer Mao’s wife is pregnant and is due to deliver next month, xinmin.cn reported.
UPDATE: The following dashcam video published on video sharing site Youku sparked outrage among Chinese netizens and gained more than 2 million views in just 12 hours.