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2012-05-12 08:02:48 AM  
Hero wtf? It looks like the kid must have been on his lap.
 
2012-05-12 09:53:05 AM  
He might consider one of these next time:

static.ddmcdn.com
 
2012-05-12 09:53:59 AM  
it was totally heroic letting your unpiloted vehicle careen off the road to pick up your kid and shoes that were sitting in front of a parked car.
 
2012-05-12 09:57:09 AM  
Deserves the fail tag for being irresponsible in the first place.
 
2012-05-12 09:57:25 AM  

Plant Rights Activist: it was totally heroic letting your unpiloted vehicle careen off the road to pick up your kid and shoes that were sitting in front of a parked car.


Oh, cmon - what are the odds of there being other people around to get hit by his car, in a city in China?

Totally safe.
 
2012-05-12 10:00:29 AM  
And the the runaway car killed a group of Kindergarteners....
 
2012-05-12 10:03:15 AM  
Grade A stupidity on a number of levels. Except for the guy in the car following. How farking hard is it to slam on the brakes before alighting?

// alighting
 
2012-05-12 10:04:57 AM  
Dumbass tag would be more like it.

Lucky he didn't kill someone letting his car run off like that.
 
2012-05-12 10:10:00 AM  
Judging by the headline I didn't know this guy had a daughter that age.
farm6.staticflickr.com
 
2012-05-12 10:13:21 AM  
He got a ticket for littering while on his way to the river.
 
2012-05-12 10:15:56 AM  
When I let my kids sit on my lap and open the door while I'm driving, I always make sure to keep one hand on their belt loop or shirt so I can yank them back in the vehicle.
 
2012-05-12 10:20:57 AM  
No way.

He was screwing around with the kid, and he accidentally opened the door to let the kid fall out.

He's halfway following her out of the car .5 seconds after the door opens. Which means he already knew what was happening, and wasn't surprised.
 
2012-05-12 10:23:52 AM  
Little girl saved in China? Propaganda.
 
2012-05-12 10:23:56 AM  
So nobody watched the video or read the article?

Kid climbed into front seat and opened door. Father can be seen stretched over trying to keep her in. When she falls out the father is already kind of out of the car.

So he could have braked his super slow moving car or shut it off, but he didn't and it was understandable.

Looks like he wasn't wearing a seat belt. Saved the kid's life :)
 
2012-05-12 10:26:34 AM  

stpauler: Hero wtf? It looks like the kid must have been on his lap.


Chester J. Lampwick: When I let my kids sit on my lap and open the door while I'm driving, I always make sure to keep one hand on their belt loop or shirt so I can yank them back in the vehicle.


China is like the USA, drive on the right side. So driver would be on the left side. I think.
 
2012-05-12 10:33:21 AM  
I fail to see how a child climbs from the back seat tot he front, and goes unnoticed long enough to open a door. Sorry, no hero tag for you.
 
2012-05-12 10:33:34 AM  
Asians. Driving. Teaching them young?.
 
2012-05-12 10:50:23 AM  
I am going to park dad, I get out here. Good luck everybody!
 
2012-05-12 10:51:12 AM  
If this was the US, the kid would have been hit by oncoming traffic, and then people would have stopped to render assistance in the form of recording it to put on YouTube. Then someone would have come along and stolen the shoes.
 
2012-05-12 10:52:10 AM  

r1niceboy: If this was the US, the kid would have been hit by oncoming traffic, and then people would have stopped to render assistance in the form of recording it to put on YouTube. Then someone would have come along and stolen the shoes.


'Merica, F-Yeah!
 
2012-05-12 10:53:58 AM  
Haha... That dude is brave. I barely have the guts to let my 2 year old jump on the couch for any more than a few seconds.
 
2012-05-12 10:56:36 AM  
Going to get the kid you just threw out of your car into traffic does not make you a hero. Even less so given that you jumped out of a moving car leaving it uncontrolled to rescue a kid that was already safe (by the time he got out he the car behind was already stopped and blocking traffic). This hero should be arrested and jailed for child endangerment and reckless failure to maintain control of a car.
 
2012-05-12 11:00:28 AM  

McDougal: Asians. Driving. Teaching them young?.


THIS!

Had an asian woman suddenly stop in front of my vehicle the other day on a busy street to let her boyfriend out. This was a no-stopping, no-parking busy driving lane mind you... then her boyfriend has the nerve to give us the finger? Shows you how ignorant and irresponsible those asian drivers can be. (Thankfully I got their plate and plan to send them a letter with a whole lot of fun asian racial slurs in it) hahaha
 
2012-05-12 11:02:17 AM  

stpauler: Hero wtf? It looks like the kid must have been on his lap.


If that qualifies as a hero, then I'm going to let my kid jump off my roof and I'll catch him.
 
2012-05-12 11:02:45 AM  
Oh. It's China.
 
2012-05-12 11:02:49 AM  
if this had been the U.S., the kid would have been in a 5-point harness that she couldn't unbuckle without an adult.
 
2012-05-12 11:04:20 AM  

Vast and Trunkless: if this had been the U.S., the kid would have been in a 5-point harness that she couldn't unbuckle without an adult.


That was made in China.
 
2012-05-12 11:06:45 AM  
Rambino: Plant Rights Activist: it was totally heroic letting your unpiloted vehicle careen off the road to pick up your kid and shoes that were sitting in front of a parked car.

Oh, cmon - what are the odds of there being other people around to get hit by his car, in a city in China?

Totally safe.


that post is bad and you should feel bad
 
2012-05-12 11:06:47 AM  
Well now, I came here to leave some kind of trolltastic comment, maybe "what a loser", (not very original, I know) thinking that everyone would be praising this guy for his fatherly devotion. It turns out that I am the loser for being so stupid.
 
2012-05-12 11:10:07 AM  
They don't have breaks to stop from a 5 mile per hour turn in china?
 
2012-05-12 11:19:33 AM  

chookbillion: Well now, I came here to leave some kind of trolltastic comment, maybe "what a loser", (not very original, I know) thinking that everyone would be praising this guy for his fatherly devotion. It turns out that I am the loser for being so stupid.



It's not trolltastic when the actual headline itself is trolling sarcastically. The guy's a jerkoff.

China drives on the left side.

1. What is this putz doing on the right side of the car?
2. Why is he flowing smoothly out of the passenger side door if he's supposed to be buckled up on the left side of the car?
3. If the child was climbing from the back to the front, and incidentally not secured in a child seat, how does a simple hand keep the child restrained?
4. Why is the driver not restrained via seat buckle?
5. How does it make more sense to dive from a moving vehicle then to simply apply the brakes and get out of your side of the car?

This guy should lose his license for a few months.
 
2012-05-12 11:32:31 AM  
Has he been arrested and shot yet for failing to control the car?
 
2012-05-12 11:43:35 AM  
This being China, I'm surprised he didn't just drive off, slightly annoyed that his commute was slowed down for a few seconds while all the rest of the cars got annoyed at the new speedbump in the middle of the intersection.
 
2012-05-12 11:56:47 AM  
Since when are kids on the endangered species list?
They're like Doritos - they'll make more.
 
2012-05-12 12:26:28 PM  
WTF? The shoes are important comma dammit. Why is it FARK news?
 
2012-05-12 12:47:30 PM  
What? No Chinese Fire Drill jokes?
 
2012-05-12 12:54:32 PM  

ZzeusS: chookbillion: Well now, I came here to leave some kind of trolltastic comment, maybe "what a loser", (not very original, I know) thinking that everyone would be praising this guy for his fatherly devotion. It turns out that I am the loser for being so stupid.


It's not trolltastic when the actual headline itself is trolling sarcastically. The guy's a jerkoff.

China drives on the left side.

1. What is this putz doing on the right side of the car?
2. Why is he flowing smoothly out of the passenger side door if he's supposed to be buckled up on the left side of the car?
3. If the child was climbing from the back to the front, and incidentally not secured in a child seat, how does a simple hand keep the child restrained?
4. Why is the driver not restrained via seat buckle?
5. How does it make more sense to dive from a moving vehicle then to simply apply the brakes and get out of your side of the car?

This guy should lose his license for a few months.


I wondered about this as well. It's not a huge car, but surely he would have had to climb over the transmission, and he is out of that car FAST. Unless the guy was an acrobat with Circe du Soleil or something, I don't see how this works.

Another thing that bugs me about it is, what if the car had run over somebody on the corner? Not so heroic then.
 
2012-05-12 01:04:35 PM  
Anyone who says "fatherly devotion" is utterly foolish. A responsible, devoted parent wouldn't have a kid without a seatbelt, let alone climbing all around the interior of a van getting into who-knows-what. If he'd gotten into a minor fender-bender the kid could have gotten seriously hurt, let alone wandering around the interior to the point where she could open the farking door of a moving vehicle!

Far from being a hero, he should have his ass kicked for being the stupid ass who created the situation to begin with. "Fatherly devotion" my ass. He wasn't "devoted" enough to get/use a car seat.
 
2012-05-12 01:18:33 PM  
Let's just say it was a faultless accident (I don't think it was) and that he really did fly out of the car that fast to save her (how could he have without already knowing something was amiss?) But yeah, let's just say so, hypothetically. He's STILL an asshat anyway for going BACK to grab some shoes while his car was careening (not "careering") off the road, where it could be killing someone.

There are more degrees of fail here than I can even fathom. It's like trying to comprehend the size of the universe.
 
2012-05-12 01:42:48 PM  
CSB

When I was a kid I opened the back door of my dad's Subaru and fell mostly out. I had one foot in the car and one hand holding onto the place where the window goes down. The rest of me was just floating over the ground. Residential road; probably 20-25 MPH. It was the early 80s, so safety windows, child locks, and car seats either weren't available or required. I said (apparently calmly) "Dad, I think I need help." He turned around and grabbed me by my collar, pulled over, and asked if I was alright. I told him my mouth hurt. He had knocked one of my teeth out. Other than that I was fine.

/CSB

I know you farkers are jaded and prone to insult everything you see, but the dad did a good job of getting out of the car. It looks like he was going after her before she fell out, and that's how he got out so quickly. He also may have thought it would be easier to protect her if he was on the same side of the vehicle as her, instead of having to circle around it.

I'm sorry that all of you who complain that we live in a nanny state fail to understand that as far as vehicle safety is concerned, China is where the US was 30 years ago. It's too bad that all you 220-pounders can't understand how a guy can move quickly, without thinking he's straight out of the circus or Jackie Chan Adventures.

If my daughter escaped her car seat and opened the door, I'd go whichever way was fastest to rescue her. Hopefully that would mean slamming on the brakes and running out, but who knows.
 
2012-05-12 01:48:41 PM  
Now, if this guy was from a 2ND car and saw someone ELSE's kid spill out into the busy intersection and jumped out of his car to save the child, THAT would've been heroic. His irresponsibility in the first place negates any heroism for his later action.
 
2012-05-12 02:09:40 PM  

EatsCrayons: Anyone who says "fatherly devotion" is utterly foolish. A responsible, devoted parent wouldn't have a kid without a seatbelt, let alone climbing all around the interior of a van getting into who-knows-what. If he'd gotten into a minor fender-bender the kid could have gotten seriously hurt, let alone wandering around the interior to the point where she could open the farking door of a moving vehicle!

Far from being a hero, he should have his ass kicked for being the stupid ass who created the situation to begin with. "Fatherly devotion" my ass. He wasn't "devoted" enough to get/use a car seat.


I grew up without seat belts. We rode in the back mostly and were made to SIT. In my early years, the doors were locked. When my kids came along, seat belts were standard and car seats were being offered.Seat belt legislation was enacted because belts were only used by a few for bragging rights and they were losing ground in popularity, so the government stepped in. America wouldn't have had seat belts without that.

I had a good-paying job and bought car seats 'cause it looked like a good idea. Many in America couldn't afford them and under-3 yo children wouldn't stay in the seat belt, so they rode Momma's lap. Most of us survived to elect the idiots we have now.. Car seats may never had been mandated without the prior seat belt laws showing the way for safety laws. And, if they weren't regulated, most Americans prolly wouldn't use them today.

Just sayin', without being mamby-pambied by the government, most of us would balance risk and benefit, and wouldn't be using those contraptions they call car seats. I pity today's young parents who send so much extra time, money, and effort transporting a child when being a careful, mindful driver with situational awareness with get you and your kids through life just fine.

The young man's "fatherly devotion" is just that. He isn't asked, by laws, to belt the child in, so it runs around the back seat until he brings it to his lap (on the passenger side, I'm sure. newspapers have been known to stretch a point) where it pulls the door handle. All this young man could do was bail with the child and try to save the situation. He lives in an environment you don't understand. In some ways, they have more freedom than we do, here in 'Merika.

/The cabbie was the real hero
//pardon me, sir...but your xenophobia's showing
///We need to re-enact personal responsibility
 
2012-05-12 02:20:49 PM  
The real story?
In China, this man with long hair did that to save a female offspring.
 
2012-05-12 02:31:16 PM  
As someone who was an EMT student who responded to a MVA, where a 350 pound grandmother had an infant in their lap before the child was sandwiched between the the front seat and grandma, you really want a car seat.
Otherwise EMS has to shut down the very busy road, summon life flight and pray the infant is going to recover with a minimum amount of brain damage.
Just sayin' Mikeyworld.
 
2012-05-12 02:34:58 PM  
FTFA: The panicked father is seen leaping out of his car, which careers off the road and into a nearby tree.

Bit of an odd occupation for a vehicle, but maybe after being piloted by this numbskull, being a tree was far preferable to being in motion.

skrame: I'm sorry that all of you who complain that we live in a nanny state fail to understand that as far as vehicle safety is concerned, China is where the US was 30 years ago.


That's what scares the hell out of me about my upcoming Hong Kong trip; having seen many videos of Chinese driving, this actually looks better than usual, and I don't know if I have the white-knuckle bowel-clenching ability to see oncoming obstacles in 360 degrees and completely ignoring signs and road markings, after years of comparatively reasonable driving in LA.

India and SE Asia is the only driving that scares me even more.
 
2012-05-12 02:39:26 PM  

Mikeyworld: I pity today's young parents who send so much extra time, money, and effort transporting a child when being a careful, mindful driver with situational awareness with get you and your kids through life just fine.


How does that help when you're cruising through a green light and someone T-bones you so hard you're shoved into another car? How does that help when you're stopped at a red and boxed in, then slammed into at full speed? Good driving and awareness can get you out of 90-95% of accidents, but sometimes shiat happens. Before safety legislation, people usually died, now they usually walk away and have insurance buy them a new car. It's hard to remember how gory accidents used to always be, but I remember seeing them in the paper all the time growing up.
 
2012-05-12 04:18:23 PM  

rudemix: Deserves the fail tag for being irresponsible in the first place.


I know who hasn't been to China before....
 
2012-05-12 04:23:02 PM  
skrame: I'm sorry that all of you who complain that we live in a nanny state fail to understand that as far as vehicle safety is concerned, China is where the US was 30 years ago.

foxyshadis: India and SE Asia is the only driving that scares me even more.

//this. Seriously, if you travel pretty much ANYWHERE but the US and Western Europe (maybe not even there, I've never been there), you'll realize the extraordinary nonchalance that people have toward not only vehicle safety but child-proofing. It's not that people don't want the best and safest for their kids, it's just that standards and practices are different. Who knows how much a car seat costs in China, or if they're even widely available? When I was in Costa Rica - the first non-US country I traveled to - I remember being surprised that my host family had practically NO baby-stuff. No playpen, no car seat, no child-proofing for the house, nothing. He just chilled on the bed, or in mom's arms, or mom's lap. I don't think he even had a high chair. And it's not like this was a poor family, they were solidly middle-class as far as I could tell, pretty well-off. When I lived in Vietnam and Indonesia, it was the same deal - kids just chilled with their parents, no fancy baby-accoutrements. Babies rode in their moms' laps - with mom sidesaddle on the back of a motorbike, weaving through a zillion other motorbikes on the road. Just because a place, culture and economic climate is different in another country, it doesn't mean people aren't doing the best they can for their kids.
 
2012-05-12 05:43:39 PM  

Mikeyworld: I grew up without seat belts. We rode in the back mostly and were made to SIT. In my early years, the doors were locked.


So you grew up exactly the same way/time period that I did. Doors locked and told to sit and stay put. There were some kind of vague car seat things in the early 1970s, but there weren't any belts in the car (bench seats in the front and back) to strap them down.

Can we still agree then that this dumbfark "devoted father" couldn't manage to keep his kid safely under control and nearly got her killed? Whether car seats are normal/affordable in his part of the world or not, he still couldn't manage to keep his kid from climbing around like a little a monkey and nearly dying. That kind of dumbass still doesn't deserve a "hero" tag.

It's like having a dog roam around the car. Huge difference between a dog sitting calmly in the back and a dog fooling around under the brake pedal. If your dog is going to screw up your ability to drive safely so you have to jump out of a moving vehicle and send it careening onto the sidewalk, then you are the mental deficient who is responsible for not thinking your plan through and figuring out how to keep things under control while you're zipping around in two tons of steel.
 
2012-05-12 11:25:40 PM  

Rambino: He might consider one of these next time:

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Yeah. I live in South Korea and you'd be amazed how stupid parents are about driving with their kids in the car. I've never seen a car seat. The kids are on the freeway just standing in the backseat. Just the other day I was driving behind a mini van with I think two kids in the back. Standing on the seat. Dad makes a left turn on a red light at a good 40 km per hour.
 
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