China: Two Arrested Over Hit-and-Run Toddler
Just days following the death of toddler Yue Yue, whose tragic hit-and-run in Foshan sparked international sympathy and outrage, the Chinese police have announced the arrest of two men in connection with the crime. From CBS News:
Police formally arrested two drivers suspected of running over a toddler who died a week after she was struck on a busy market street in southern China and was ignored by passers-by, newspapers reported Sunday.
The Beijing News and other outlets said Sunday police in the city of Foshan concluded their initial investigation and ordered the two men formally arrested, a step that almost always leads to a trial.
It did not say what they were being charged with and calls to Foshan police were unanswered.
The death of 2-year-old Wang Yue gained widespread coverage in the Chinese media and prompted soul-searching over declining morality and callousness toward the sufferings of others.
The accident on Oct. 13 was captured by gruesome security camera footage, leading to police identifying the vehicles.