15 Jan '12, 4am

Chinese teen hailed as a hero for saving friend from hit-and-run speeding van

Chinese teen hailed as a hero for saving friend from hit-and-run speeding van

A quick-thinking Chinese teenager is being hailed as a hero for saving her friend from a speeding van. Guo Xiaoqi, 15, pulled her friend, Li Qiao Qiao, out of the way after seeing the van heading towards her. However, while doing so, she was struck by the van instead. The impact sent her flying several metres. -- PHOTO: REUTERS (REUTERS) - A quick-thinking Chinese teenager is being hailed as a hero for saving her friend from a speeding van. Guo Xiaoqi, 15, pulled her friend, Li Qiao Qiao, out of the way after seeing the van heading towards her. However, while doing so, she was struck by the van instead. The impact sent her flying several metres. The van appeared to hesitate before driving off. Guo's friends tended to her until she could be taken to the hospital. Doctors say Guo suffered a fractured pelvic bone as well as injuries to her face, ears and teeth. Guo said, 'I d...

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