China Police Arrest 2 in Toddler's Death

Drivers could face up to 15 years in prison
By Mark Russell,  Newser Staff
Posted Oct 24, 2011 12:41 AM CDT
Security video shows 2-year-old girl lying in roadway after being struck by first vehicle.   (AP Photo/TVS via APTN, File)

(Newser) – Chinese police have arrested two drivers for running over a 2-year-old girl in southern China, then continuing on without helping her, reports AP. The child died a few days later in a case that has attracted huge media coverage and much national soul-searching. Eighteen passers-by ignored the toddler as she lay bleeding in the roadway, and some have called for their arrest as well. Details about what the male drivers have been charged with have not yet been released, although local media report that drivers typically face up to 15 years in prison for killing someone in a hit-and-run.

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