Do You Stop to Help at An Accident

United States
November 16, 2006 10:34am CST
If you see an accident do you stop and help? At least wait around for the police to give your name as witness? Should you be required by law to stop and render aid at the scene of an accident or should this decision be left up to each person's morals?
3 responses
@sookynah (81)
• Canada
16 Nov 06
As a First Response Card holder it's my responsibility to stop. In case someone needs assistance until the ambulance arrives.
• United States
16 Nov 06
I've never heard of that. As American Red Cross Certified in First Aid, I don't HAVE to stop if I don't feel comfortable doing so. What happens if you don't stop? How do they find out?
@myklj999 (33361)
• Olney, Illinois
16 Nov 06
I always stop to see if I can be of assistance IF there are no emergency personnel already on scene. I've helped a few people out of cars they were trapped in by prying open doors and such, but I won't move a critically injured person for fear of doing further damage. I will hold their hand and talk to them and reassure them until the proper authorities arrive...
• United States
16 Nov 06
Excellent. You are a very good person to do this.
@becnusoon (212)
• United States
16 Nov 06
I do. Do unto others... right?
• United States
16 Nov 06
Good for you.