A 2-year old boy was crushed by a SUV in Zhengzhou, Henan last Friday as his mother was playing on her phone, mainland media reported. The boy was pronounced dead on the scene.

The accident took place in the carpark west of New World Department Store, which is at the junction of Zijingshan Road and Shangcheng Road. There were blood splatters everywhere and the mother was seen crying uncontrollably.

Eyewitnesses said that the mother was playing on her phone when the boy ran to the front wheel of the vehicle. At the time of the accident, there were two men and a woman on the vehicle. The tragedy struck as the white jeep was pulling out from its parking spot.

Karen is a journalist and writer covering politics and legal affairs in Hong Kong for HKFP. She has also written features on human rights, public space, regional legal developments, social and grassroots activism, and arts & culture. She is a BA and LLB graduate from the University of Hong Kong.