A video clip of a Chongqing woman in China who refused to get up after being hit by a toy car driven by a little girl was widely circulated online on Wednesday.

The woman was later sent to hospital, according to the West China City Daily.

Netizens were split on whether or not the incident was a scam. Some were critical of the incident, saying that these “car accident scam” gangs were not even letting children go.

“Hurry up and call the police to arrest this old scammer, she has no shame,” said one netizen on Weibo. “I have nothing to say, this is too ridiculous,” said another.

However, others were sympathetic with the woman: “When you’re hit by these kinds of cars it hurts, and old people are easily injured,” said one. “My classmate in secondary school was hit by this kind of car and broke his leg. At that time, I laughed very hard,” said another.

The Paper later reported that the woman had a fractured arm and has declined offers from the girl’s family to provide a caregiver. She is now in hospital receiving treatment.

Chantal Yuen

Chantal Yuen is a Hong Kong journalist interested in issues dealing with religion and immigration. She majored in German and minored in Middle Eastern studies at Princeton University.