7 men beat driver to death because his friend accidentally scratched a carBy Mason White 11:16 AM January 23, 2015
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By: Chan Yuan
A driver was beaten to death after his friend accidentally scratched another person’s car, police in China said.
Pudong Police said that a group of 7 men beat the 34-year-old man identified as Fang, after his friend allegedly bumped into a car that was driving in front of him on Thursday morning.
The incident unfolded near Shangnan Road and Yongtai Road.
According to the police investigation, Fang had been driving behind his 29-year-old friend identified as Yang, shortly after 12:00 a.m.
Yang was in collision with another car and Fang stopped to help his friend.
While Yang and Fang spoke with the other driver identified as 44-year-old Han, he grew angry and called six friends to the scene.
They arrived around 1:00 a.m., and the argument turned violent. The 7 men brutally attacked Fang and Yang, using their fists and baseball bats.
Fang died at the scene due to blood loss. Yang suffered injuries to his legs, and was transported to a nearby hospital, where he is expected to recover.
Police officers who arrived at the scene, arrested the group of seven men on charges of assault.