People tilt van to save woman trapped underneath


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It is good to remember that there is more compassion than hate, more “Good Samaritans” than terrorists. Here are a couple similar incidents from my neighborhood:


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If only more people would realise this.


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I like it that AFTER all the heavy lifting of the van a women climbs out and is all “meh let’s see what all the ruckus is about”


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MOST people are generally good - or at the very least neutral.


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Isn’t it a thing in China that drivers often try and kill people they have struck with their cars because it’s cheaper in the long run?


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Thank you, @frauenfelder for forwarding past the actual accident. I don’t need anymore bad images in my brain.


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It seems like these things always take place in China - or maybe that’s where all the cameras are.


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It’s funny you used an alien or possibly a demi-god in your meme about humanity.


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I wouldn’t mind getting some closer biomechanics examination of how she ended merely with minor injuries. Could be handy for mitigation of such collisions in the future.

I wouldn’t say the beginning is especially brutal. It is a pretty much standard relatively low speed car impact with the front wheel running over the pedestrian’s legs. (How did this cause no significant injury?) Worth a frame-by-frame analysis of the speeds and forces involved.


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Looks like a teenager to me, for what that’s worth.


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That sounds brutal enough. People aren’t meant to be hit even at low speed by tons of metal.


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That’s fairly nothing. Read some forensic medicine. Or perhaps “A Radiological Atlas of Abuse, Torture, Terrorism and Inflicted Trauma” (a good one).


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If you believe Good Samaritans are evenly distributed through the world population then there are more than four times as many Good Samaritans in China than in the United States.

But I personally don’t hold to this theory because census stats suggest a disproportionate number of Good Samaritans hail from just outside Tel Aviv.


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How did she only have minor injuries? Her legs got run over BY A VAN!! I think we may have a superhuman situation on our hands.


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Weird things happen - it’s where things become interesting. That’s why I called for an investigation.


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It apparently happens some, but it’s hard to say how often. Not easy to get good info on it.