In China, the horrifying image of a 3-year-old girl getting run over by an SUV was captured on camera (video below).
The incident happened on Nov. 14 in the Zhejiang Province, reports the Daily Mail.
The little girl was hit by and trapped under the car as her mother stood only a few feet away, sipping a drink.
The mother, identified as "Ms. Han," can be seen on the surveillance camera waiting for her daughter to cross in front of the gate of a parking lot while carrying the breakfast and drinks in her hands.
Her 3-year-old daughter then crossed the road as a black SUV was turning into the car park.
As the car mowed down her daughter, Ms. Han continued walking without realizing that her daughter had been hit.
When she eventually glanced back, she was shocked to see her daughter trapped under the car.
Qin Daode, the security guard at the parking lot, yelled for help, and more than 10 onlookers rushed over and lifted the 2-ton vehicle, freeing the child.
Among those lifting the car was the car's driver, identified as "Mr. Wang." His car was later impounded by police for investigation purposes.
It is reported that many drivers in China who accidentally run over pedestrians go ahead and try to kill them, because it's cheaper to kill them than to merely injure them, according to Slate.
In China, there is a saying: "It is better to hit to kill than to hit and injure."
An example cited by Slate is the case of Zhao Xiao Cheng, who was captured by a surveillance camera hitting an elderly woman with his car, then continuing to drive back and forth over her body until she was dead.
However, he was not found guilty of intentional homicide. Instead, he testified in court that he thought he was driving over a trash bag, and was found guilty only of "negligence."
A local news report of the case said there are an "endless" number of similar cases in China.
As for the little girl run over by Mr. Wang, she was taken to an area hospital for traditional Chinese medicine, where Dr. Ying Jian informed reporters about her condition.
Miraculously, she suffered only minor scratches on her forehead and fingertips, but remained in the hospital for further evaluation.
Traditional Chinese medicine (TCM), originated in China about 2,500 years ago, explains the National Center for Complementary and Integrative Health of the National Institutes of Health.
Rooted in the philosophy of Taoism, TCM encompasses many different practices, including acupuncture, Chinese herbal medicine, therapeutic massage, dietary therapy, and Tai Chi.
In the United States and the West, it is used primarily as a complementary health approach, where it is employed by an estimated 10,000 practitioners who serve more than 1 million patients each year.
And the popularity of TCM continues to grow. The number of visits to acupuncturists tripled between 1997 and 2007, and about 2.3 million Americans practice Tai Chi.