Why did she seem to be the victim, instead?
Hence, he gently asked, “Can you explain the situation to me, miss?”
Yun Shishi warily eyed him . However, upon hearing his gentle and polite tone, she dropped her guard down and slowly explained, “I hit someone on the road; I sent that person to this hospital and even paid for her medical bills . I also let her undergo a full-body examination . According to the report, she only has a minor concussion and some skin abrasions, which aren’t particularly serious, so I wanted to settle the case with a few thousand yuan of compensation . ”
“A minor concussion is exactly that—a minor one . It can also be caused with a slap to the face, so the patient just needs some recuperation time, and that’s all . As for the abrasions…” At this point, Lu Jinyu smiled . “In our hospital, 300 yuan at most is enough to treat such injuries . You’re already being very responsible for compensating them with several thousand yuan!”
Hearing him say that, the woman felt as though she had met her savior; her eyes instantly rimmed red . “The… victim’s family demanded compensation of 50,000 yuan from me, however . I found it ridiculous and started suspecting them of blackmail and extortion, so I told them that I will make a call to my car insurance company to have them settle this dispute in my stead . ”
He then asked, “Have you called the police?”
Upon hearing that, those few people suddenly started panicking and exchanging nervous looks with one another .
They could not help but step forward and attempt to speak with him .
He politely stopped them, alas . “We’ll take turns in speaking, alright? When I asked about the situation earlier, you guys refused to speak up, so I don’t want to hear anything from you now . ”
She inwardly lamented, This man appears refined, but why does he talk so aggressively?
His friendly antics reeked of hypocritical intentions and authority .
Unaware of what was on her mind, the man turned to her and smilingly reminded, “You haven’t answered me . ”
“I… I haven’t called the police yet . ”
“Silly girl, you should’ve reported it to the police immediately after the accident happened . ”
He then continued his questioning . “Did you call the insurance company, then?”
She guiltily answered, “I’ve had my driver’s license for a couple of years now, but in fact, it’s only been a month since I officially started driving, so I somewhat lost my sense of propriety upon encountering such a situation . ”
The man was amused . “Don’t you know that accidents on the road these days are sometimes not caused by the vehicles hitting people but, rather, by people hitting the cars?”
“What do you mean?”
“You’re a silly girl, indeed . Quietly stand at the side first, alright?” He arched a brow at her .
His elegant and overbearing manner of speaking somehow reminded her of Mu Yazhe .
An inexplicable sense of security surged from within her .
She gave him a grateful smile in return and obediently kept mum .
The victim’s family at the scene comprised a dozen or so people . Even if they were to speak only a word each, their voices were enough to drown the woman’s; what more if they did not give her a chance to speak?
He approached them and asked, “Everyone, please settle down . May I propose a solution? Since the accident has already happened, in consideration for both parties and to preserve your dignity, please let this lady here make a call to her car insurance company and the police to have them settle this dispute . The police will then decide who’s the responsible side here and how much the compensation should be . What do you all think?”