Footage showing a male driver violently beating a woman in Chengdu, Sichuan province has gone viral since being uploaded online yesterday.
The 35-second-long video shows the owner of a red Volkswagen dragging a female out of the driver’s seat of a red Hyundai sedan before throwing her to the ground and kicking her multiple times.
The footage was filmed by another driver near the Jiaozi Overpass on Chengdu’s Third Ring Road at around 2:40 p.m. yesterday, police said. Although a number of vehicles drove past, no one stopped to help the woman as she was savagely beaten in the middle of the road.
The man, a native of the city surnamed Zhang, told authorities that he assaulted the woman after she ‘changed lanes abruptly’ and scared his child in the car. The hospitalized victim, a woman surnamed Lu from nearby Yingshan county, suffered a concussion and bone fractures, as well as severe bruising.
Zhang has been arrested and could face up to five years in jail.
Watch the footage here (warning: viewers may find content disturbing).