Schoolboy, 11, who learned how to drive on the internet kills father-to-be in hit and run with a stolen car
A Chinese schoolboy who learned how to drive on the internet killed a pedestrian while testing his skills on a stolen car, according to Chinese media.
The 11-year-old reportedly fled the scene after hitting the victim in the city of Taicang, eastern China, on December 19.
The victim was a father-to-be and was about 30 years old.
According to Huanqiu, an affiliation to People's Daily Online, the suspect is a big fan of cars and learned how to drive by browsing the internet.
The child went to a car rental shop in the evening of December 19, hoping to find a car he could start, reported Huanqiu, citing a report from Taicang Daily.
The boy managed to start one of the cars, so he drove it a way without paying.
As he was near the crossroad of Shanghai Xi Road and Wuling Road, he wanted to overtake the vehicle in front of him, so he drove into the bike lane.
The victim was crossing the road at the time. The boy's car sped towards him and crashed into him.
After hitting the victim, the boy did not stop; instead, he fled the scene.
Neither the suspect or the victim has been identified by Chinese media.
The victim was sent to the Traditional Medicine Hospital of Taicang by ambulance at 6:40pm.
He was reported to be 30 years old and his wife was about to give birth in half a month.
The doctors tried to save the victim, but resuscitation failed. He was pronounced dead at 2pm on December 20.
The suspect has been detained by the police, who are investigating the case.
The minimum driving age in China is 18.
Dakota, Scotland, United Kingdom, about 12 hours ago
Stupid kid. He should be tried as an adult.
Lil M, Moncks Corner SC, United States, 1 day ago
China is the Florida of Asia.
floridahummer, chorley, United Kingdom, 20 hours ago
lived there and loved it, friendly people who when they find out your British go out of their way to help you.
Mis, NotYourMama, United States, 1 day ago
In China, many drivers who have hit a pedestrian will back up and run them over again. It is cheaper for them if the person dies because if they survive then the driver is required to pay their medical expenses. Sad, but true.
dare_bee, Berkshire, United Kingdom, 1 day ago
"He drove away without paying" funny that.
Fedupwithyoualready, Smithtown, United States, 1 day ago
He wanted to "test his kills." Lol
null, 1 day ago
Bring back the death penalty for crimes like this. This boy should be executed for destroying a family. No excuses I'm fed up with these type of kids getting away with murder
Pundy, Downham mkt, United Kingdom, 21 hours ago
Kids they grow up so fast these days
MightyAtom, London, United Kingdom, 21 hours ago
"learned how to drive on the internet" - no he didn't, it's not physically possible.
huughjarze, Norf Laaandarn, United Kingdom, 10 hours ago
I am afraid that even though he is 11 he should be hu ng for his crime
Phillip Hoist, Montgomery beach, United Kingdom, 18 hours ago
Life in prison