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After a police officer refused to drive a one-year-old to the hospital, the Anhui boy died due to lack of medical treatment on June 30, according to People’s Daily.
Wenfang was playing in the street about noon when he was struck by a car in Fuyang City, located in Anhui province. The responsible car quickly drove away, and the boy’s father rushed to the middle of the street, cradling the seriously injured one-year-old in his arms. Onlookers, neighbors and the distraught dad carried the boy to the nearest intersection, and tried to hail a ride to the hospital. Luckily, they thought, they saw a police car parked nearby.
The father asked the policeman for a ride, but Officer Liumou refused, apparently too busy. Enraged, neighbors took pictures of the parked police car, Liumou and his license plate (“KA739”) and posted them online. Others still worked to find the father a ride to the hospital.
Finally, a man from Bozhou City stopped along the road. He agreed to drive the father and child to the hospital. But, by the time the two arrived, it was too late. The boy had died en route.
Three days later, the lazy police officer was tried in Fuyang Yinghou District Court. Liumou was dismissed due to lack of initiative, inciting the masses and causing social unrest.