A driver in Hunan who knocked over a police officer and dragged him along the road for 80 meters said a “bad day” is what provoked his behavior.
The minivan owner, surnamed Du, was stopped by police in Changsha, Hunan province on Monday because his vehicle was suspected to have undergone illegal modifications. Furious, Du threw his car keys on the police car. Upon seeing that the his threat hadn’t fazed the officers, who continued to issue him a fine, he grabbed the keys and returned to his minivan.
A few seconds later, his vehicle lurched towards the group of police officers and hit the police car. One of the officers, surnamed Su, was knocked down, and had rolled beneath the minivan. Surveillance footage shows as Du continued driving for some 80 meters as the officer was dragged along on the ground.
As soon as the minivan came to a stop, the other officers ran over to pull Du out of his seat and lifted the vehicle to rescue their fellow colleague. Su was sent to the hospital and suffered from tendon ruptures on his right arm and right leg and sustained severe injuries on his left ear as well. After five hours of operation, he is now in stable condition.
Du claimed his actions were the result of a “bad day”, and said that he’d been in a rush to send his wife to the doctor for a pregnancy checkup.
In March, a Shanghai police officer was killed when the owner of a BMW SUV knocked him down and drove off from the scene. The case caused public outrage, and after turning himself in, the offending motorist “only admitted he stepped on the gas pedal too heavily”.
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By Sharon Choi