A video showing a toddler being run over by a S.U.V. as her distracted mother looks at her cell phone has captured the world's attention.
The 2-year-old girl, identified as Tutu, is seen in the video taken from surveillance footage in Yueyang, Hunan, China walking alongside a parked S.U.V. with her mother following behind her. The mother is shown staring intently at her cell phone.
WARNING: This video contains graphic footage.
A driver gets into the S.U.V. and turns on the vehicle as the toddler approaches the passenger side door.
The mother stares at her phone, but looks up at the same time as the girl makes a hard left turn in front of the vehicle. The S.U.V. then rolls over the child, causing her fatal injuries.
Public outrage over the video spread across Weibo, the Chinese analog of Twitter. Social media users placed this latest story within the context of two recent deaths of toddlers due to mothers distracted by their phones.
The Times reported that two 2-year-old children died in separate cases in August 2015 and last April.
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