Injured by hit and run - and left alone for 1 1/2 minute -
June 5, 2008 11:19pm CST
- and they are saying we are so insensitive ... http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20080606/ap_on_re_us/ignored_hit_and_run;_ylt=ArXNPBZK6Dupls04CTCTqvKs0NUE First, a related experience I personally experienced. I was waiting at a light rail stop and an older woman came up to me and asked about the person lying in the alleyway in view of the stop. I had to go closer to see - I had thought it was just a pile of clothes, but no, there was an unconscious man there, with a bruise on one side of his forehead. There was no blood flowing, but he was unconscious, I was not sure if he was even breathing. She had a cellphone, we decided 911 (the US standard emergency phone number) should be called. I saw him move several times while we waited, so thankfully it wasn't as bad as I feared. We directed emergency personnel to the scene, and that was that. Back to the present. A hit and run driver (one of the vicious scums of the earth, in par to the child molesters, in my opinion) hits a pedestrian in Hartford Connecticut. There is a videotape of the incident taken from an intersection camera. It also shows the 1 1/2 minute after the incident of people walking around, doing nothing until the police shows up. Less than two minutes after the incident. And they are calling it a representation of the heartless civilization we have become ... I am imagining me at the scene at such an incident - I have some first aid training, but if this person was bleeding from a head wound, for 1 1/2 minutes I would not be sure what to do. I think I would be afraid to touch such an injury - would I make it worse if such and such happens? - one minute is not a lot of time to think. And there were 4 911 calls in the minute after the incident. And help was there shortly afterward. For myself, I would make sure someone called 911. Unless it was an injury I am not confident of helping with, I would offer my assistance. Divert traffic? Here, in the county of Sacramento, where drivers seem to think they have divine rights over pedestrians? I don't think so ... I am only human ...
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• United States
6 Jun 08
It's unbelieveable that ppl would just ignore it and not help him. I'd definately call 911, try to divert traffic and if possible get the plate number of the car that hit him. It's terrible that our society has come to this. **AT PEACE WITHIN** ~~STAND STRONG IN YOUR BELIEFS~~
• United States
6 Jun 08
I saw this video today and I was shocked and dsigusted and so saddened by it. The poor man was a spectacle for all of these people that couldn't stop for one second and think about helping someone else. I am so angered by these people leaving this helpless man laying in the street until a cop on another call drove by the area. Nobody even called 911 for him! I cannot wrap my head around people acting like that. I would be the first person to jump in there and try to help the poor man in any way possible. I hope those idiots that were driving on the wrong side of the road are caught and harshly punished for what they have done. I really hope I never hear about something like this again. Our society needs to learn from this and stop being so selfish. Take a friggin moment to help someone that desperatly needs it. I am a firm believer in karma and I hope all of these people get what they deserve.