Police investigate online video of car owner hitting courier guy
Police have launched an investigation after a private car owner in Beijing was caught on video repeatedly hitting a courier delivery guy after his bike touched his car.
In the video posted online, the man can be seen hitting the SF Express delivery guy at least six times after his black Toyota car, that was reversing, touched his motorcycle.
The middle-aged man, in a black shirt, can be seen abusing the courier guy while also hitting him. Throughout the incident the delivery guy does not react to the abuse or to the hitting. Instead, few people can be seen trying to calm the car owner.
The video led to widespread public anger against the car owner. The Beijing police took issue of it and have launched an investigating, the police said on its official microblog account on Weibo.com.
The courier company, SF Express, has demanded criminal sanctions against the car owner.
"We won't accept any mediation to protect the legal rights of our employees," a press officer with the company told Shanghai Daily.
The deliveryman was later diagnosed with soft tissue contusion, the company said.
1.courier guy 快递小伙，快递小哥，快递员 【deliveryman n.送货员，搬运工】
2.launch an investigation 展开调查
3.reverse v.（使） 反转，（使） 颠倒，倒车
4.public anger 公众的愤怒，公愤，众怒
5.criminal sanctions 刑事制裁
6.mediation n. 调停，调解，斡旋
7.soft tissue contusion 软组织挫伤