OAP Trying To Stop Bus With Umbrella Run Over

CENPublished: April 5, 2018
Published: April 5, 2018

This viral video with nearly 7 million views shows an elderly man trying to stop a moving bus with his umbrella and being to the ground and run over.

Pensioner Zhang Borong, 81, suffered irreparable injuries to his right foot after his bones were shattered under one of the bus’s wheels, leading to his recent amputation in Tongxiang City in East China’s Zhejiang Province.

CCTV footage of the incident from Chinese New Year in February shows him shuffling towards the bus in an attempt to get on.

The driver Jiang Shuliang, 37, drives off while shutting the bus doors at the same time, the video shows.

Zhang points his umbrella at the bus and sticks the front end of it between the closing doors, causing it to snag. The pensioner is then pulled along the road when he fails to let go of the handle.

The pensioner was later rushed to hospital where medics confirmed he would survive the ordeal despite the need to amputate his foot.

Police in Tongxiang determined this week that Zhang and the driver Jiang, who has since quit his job, would each bear 50 percent responsibility for the accident.

As a result, Jiang’s former employers offered 200,000 RMB (22,534 GBP) in compensation to the victim’s family, who are not satisfied with the verdict.

Zhang’s son, who was not named in reports, was quoted as saying: "He saw my dad telling him to stop the bus and even waving the umbrella."

"The umbrella then got caught in the door and he should’ve seen it all because it was within his field of view," he added.

The son said: "He should bear 100 percent of the responsibility."

The driver said he was satisfied with the police verdict and that he would oppose any legal challenge the family plans to pursue.

"If he wants to challenge the verdict, then I will argue that he tried to stop a moving vehicle - which is illegal," Jiang said.

It is understood that the Zhang family will oppose the police verdict this week.

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