Boy, 6, begs medics to save father first after scooter crash in China

The boy had wanted medics to save his father first after seeing him lying motionless on the ground.
The boy had wanted medics to save his father first after seeing him lying motionless on the ground. PHOTOS: SCREENGRAB FROM VIDEO

XINYU - A six-year-old boy has warmed the hearts of netizens after he was filmed in the aftermath of an accident in China's Jiangxi province, beseeching the ambulance crew to tend to his father first.

The father-son pair, who were not named, were riding a scooter last Saturday (June 17) when they crashed into a post on the side of the road.

The impact flung them both to the ground, reported the South China Morning Post quoting local media reports.

In a video uploaded on social media, the boy - his face bloodied - was seen sitting on the kerb surrounded by concerned passers-by.

After an ambulance arrived, some passers-by tried to direct the medics to the boy, who insisted that they "save my father first".

His father, who was initially lying motionless on the ground, was later back on his feet as a medic dressed his facial wounds.

In an interview at the hospital, the boy - who had a large bandage on his head but had no major injuries - said he saw his father lying on the ground and had wanted him to be saved first.

Asked why he had reacted so strongly, he replied: "Because I love my father."

The proud father revealed that he had overheard his son's instructions to the medics.

"I was so touched. I never thought that my son was much braver than me," he said.