Chinese driver who couldn't be bothered to stop to help injured woman lying at side of motorway horrified to later find it was actually his MOTHER - who then died before she reached hospital
Man was driving to visit his elderly mother when he saw injured woman
Said he didn't stop because he didn't want the inconvenience
Returned to find that woman was his mother, and she died from her injuries
Drivers in China often reluctant to stop at accidents for fear of getting sued themselves
He called police but his mother, from Wuhu, in Anhui Province, died on the way to hospital, it was reported.
A neighbour said: 'Mr Zhang is the victim's son. He wells up as soon as he mentions his mother and the accident she was involved in.
'Zhang recalls he set off early in the morning to see his mother who lived in the ancestral village. En route he drove by a hit-and-run scene.'
Mr Zhang told local media that he didn't want to stop for the elderly victim because of the trouble it might cause him.
The scene of the incident in Anhui Province. Police have arrested a local over the hit-and-run
After a spate of incidents in which Good Samaritans have been sued for damages by people they tried to help, many Chinese motorists are now reluctant to help those involved in traffic accidents.
Mr Zhang said: 'I saw a woman lying in the road. When I got to my mother's home and found that she wasn't there I headed straight back to the traffic accident as I had a feeling it might be her. As soon as I got there I could see it was Mum.'
Police from Nanling County found glass fragments that were from a farming vehicle and and were later able to identify the perpetrator, who confessed to his crime.
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