What would you have done if the toddler was HIT and RUN?

baby got hit - by a van
Philippines
October 23, 2011 8:49am CST
By Vehicles who didn't even bother stopping and people simply ignored her. I thought it was he but it was a she,a baby toddler. the girl was wondering around when she got hit by a van and purposely RUN OVER, another came but unfortunately also run over her. After the terrible hit the child was unconscious and probably dying. She was ignored by a lot of people for ten minutes. then, a scavenger came to move her away from the road. then, she ask kiosk owners her identity, she was shrugged off being told it's none of her business. I read another explanation in youtube that you get into trouble if you attempted to be a good Samaritan, you will be in trouble. it's not clear which trouble, is it either be sued by the government or avoid expense on the child? don't know. but clearly, they don't want to bother themselves with a helpless child. not a referral LInk. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oo7BDbH17qA * I remember when a helpless woman got hit by a car here, a lot of people came in for help and assist, while the old man tricycle driver called the traffic enforcer and shouted the car NOT to RUN * i guess despite of my country being third world and poverty, we never seemed to forget being a good Samaritans..
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@se7enthbird (8328)
• Philippines
24 Oct 11
i can not view the video, i dont know why. but i have to remind you that their religion is different than ours. some people with different religion may not understand what a good samaritan is. for me since she is still a toddler... where are the parents? a toddler still needs assistance and should not be letting alone specially outside. what ever happened parents should be the one to be blamed of this. if parents does not care at all what else do you expect from other people. i experience something like this. i was driving with my niece and it was raining. although the rain was not that heavy, i still drive slowly. i dont like to be in an accident for i am sure wifey will freak out. unfortunately there is a 4 year old kid on the road and was aiming for us. i slowed down and did not hit her, but soon as i was near her she lay down at the street. it was like a drama... after that the mother came running and cursing me. so i took them to the nearest hospital to what went wrong. i called my brother to support me. of course xray came out clean... but in the end of the process the child was telling her mother.... gusto ko ng Jollibee. ( i want jollibee) and mom said... oo bibigyan ka ni kuya (yes he will give you the money for that) and the mom was reffering to me. after all of this i need to sign at the log book of the hospital's security guard and he said... racket lng yan sir. lagi yan andito gnyan lagi ang drama. ( that mom and daughter is always here, that is there modus operandi). so i guess it is a case to case basis. har har har my response has gone insane already. thank you for bearing with me. but i hope you did get the point. i too help but i make sure that helping will not let me get in trouble.
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• Philippines
24 Oct 11
Hello SeventhBird, Even though there was less attention that came from teh parents the people should have assist the even before the accident. In your situation, i guess if the kid wasn't hurt you should have move out anyways. not every one is doing MODUS in the Philippines. but that shouldn't stop you from being a good samaritan, maybe try being better smart good samaritan. you never if there's a real accident.
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• Philippines
24 Oct 11
yes i get the part of the modus that not all does that... i just sighted an example...and yes that incident does not stop me of being a good person that i am. we filipinos are raised to God fearing children and we are also raised to lend a hand to other people. that is why during a calamity Filipino stands out against all the people around the world.
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@paula27661 (15899)
• Australia
24 Oct 11
OMG! The clip is one of the most disturbing I have ever seen...To say how sad that no one should stop and attend to a dying child is an understatement. It is the most horrific thing I have ever seen and one I will think about for a long time to come. This video depicts the epitome of heartless behavior! Being poor is no excuse for carelessness of this kind.
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• Philippines
26 Oct 11
Hello Paula, The poor had the guts to show concern or maybe she didn't know about their law there that prevents them from helping others.Indeed, the most horrifying thing that can happen is when people won't give a damn about you.well, I live in a poor country and i think we haven't been entirely enslave by techology, popularity and money, some of us still shows a great deal of concern
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@anne25penn (3310)
• Philippines
24 Oct 11
I don't think if that were to happen here in our country that people would just go on their business as if nothing happened. As you know, if that happened here that first van would not have been able to speed off. Or passersby would take note of the plate number. The girl would not have been run over by a second vehicle and people would be rushing to get the girl to the hospital. It's amazing that in this particular country where this happened people have so little regard with life.
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• Philippines
26 Oct 11
Hello Anne25penn, I agree with you there, we do have Citizen patrol that was organized and created by the media in order to them to act like eyes and ears of the authorities. the people would have stop the driver for sure if that happens. this incident made me realize how lucky I am to be a Filipino because we care for each other and concerned with each other, even for strangeers.
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• United States
23 Oct 11
This is just horrible that human beings could be so thoughtless to let a child lay wounded in the street. It was very hard to watch. It's almost like watching a dog get hit by a car and nobody cares. This is a sad state of the mind to not care about a child.
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• Philippines
24 Oct 11
Hello Pointless,Though we don't really see this on other parts of the world, i think it may have happened in some cases in my country but definitely not the part of intentionally avoiding the CHILD! the man that was interviewed obviously has a lot of excuses in his head. have a nice day.
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@jaiho2009 (39001)
• Philippines
23 Oct 11
dear LK, When I saw the video last week, it did broke my heart. You are right dear brother, no matter how poor our country is,most of citizen are good and have a good heart to help strangers when in need. Especially with kids... I don't know what kind of evil is inside the van that hit the kid.
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• Philippines
24 Oct 11
Hello Jai-sis, It did made me sad as well, NO ONE came for her for first aid, no one even bother to assist her out of that road at least! If we are to become develop country, we must never forget being a good samaritan despite of our differences in culture,society and religion. have a nice day
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@TheAdvocate (2395)
• Philippines
25 Oct 11
I saw that video clip too, and I was so horrified. It was as horrifying to me as watching Gadhafi being killed and displayed in a meat market for all to see. I cannot understand why people were shying away from her when they saw her on the streets. You're right, that would never happen in our country because we are a nation of kibitzers. Their excuse is that there have been some high profile case where a good samaritan ended up paying damages. Honestly, is that what comes to your mind when confronted with such a situation? What kind of people would look at a dying child and say "oh no, I might get fined". And the drivers who hit the toddler twice did not even bother to check. There was a Chinese man in the streets interviewed by a news crew who basically said that its cheaper to kill them than to save victims. And he said it like it was a matter of fact. That made me very happy to be a Filipino.
• Philippines
26 Oct 11
Hello TheAdvocate, He had the nerve even to face the mother of the child! and get interviewed, such a loss sense of morality. Is this what become of them even though they have a billion of people accross the globe? This shouldn't happen to our society at all. I realize now that our free society has made us more mature than any one elses at least
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@skysuccess (8882)
• Singapore
24 Oct 11
LetranKnight25, Other than the facts that the toddler was ran over twice and ignored by 18 passersby, I wonder where the mother was all those while or at least how her daughter could be left wondering on her own. I was just livid when I read that the good Samaritan who happens to be the cleaner who could not even find the toddler's mother for as long as half an hour after her rescue effort. In my full sense of understanding about parenting and responsibility, I believe the number one rule is never leave our toddlers unattended, out of sight and most of all, out of our hands. I really have to criticize the mother here. Sorry!
• Philippines
26 Oct 11
Hello Skysuccess, First fault would definitely the mother because there's no way a child would have wondered like that if she was keeping an eye for her. but still, I can't believe how others ignore a child like that. but maybe this incident would teach the mom never to leave her child unattended ever again, such a hard lesson that's for sure.
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@junmae (1592)
• Philippines
27 Oct 11
I also saw this video on news and I can say that those people really are heartless. How can the drivers did that to an innocent child that cannot even protect herself. I just hope that the child recovers from such pain. I just hope that those people wont suffer the same case as the child. I hope it wont happen to their children. As a Filipino, I am proud to say that we never ignore people who's in trouble and in need of help no like those heartless people.