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A two-year-old girl was ignored on the side of the road by over a dozen passerbys after a hit-and-run in China.

The girl, who was seriously injured in the collision, is shown in CCTV video wandering up a road before being hit by a van, the Daily Mail reported.

The young toddler, named Yueyue, was then hit again by a truck that followed close after.

Then for approximately seven minutes after, the girl laid injured on the ground while several people walked past her.

It wasn't until a woman, believed to be a street cleaner named Chen Xianmei, finally moved the girl to the side of the road and called for help.

A number of shopkeepers ignored Xianmei's pleas before she was able to track down the girl's mother.

The video was posted on a number of popular Chinese social media sites, sparking outrage and questions about the morality of their society.

A blog has been set up by the girl's mother, Qu, updating people on her daughter's progress.

"We have received numerous phone calls expressing strong will to help us," she wrote. "We are speechless and grateful."

The girl suffered severe head trauma and was only capable of breathing with the help of a ventilator.

"She would not be able to survive any operations. She’s very close to brain death," a hospital spokesperson told AFP.

Yueyue was playing with her brother outside while her mother was hanging up washing.

Over a million people have viewed the disturbing video on Chinese social media site Youku, and a number of people questioned the morality of the people that passed the girl.

One person wrote: "This society is seriously ill. Even cats and dogs shouldn’t be treated so heartlessly."

Another user commented: "Really, what is up with our society? I saw this and my heart went cold. Everyone needs to do some soul searching about ending this kind of indifference."

However, some other posters linked the case to another situation where a man who tried to help an elderly woman after she fell was prosecuted for breaking government rules surrounding accident victims.

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