View Poll Results: Be Honest~ What would you do in that case?

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Thread: Warning* This is appalling!

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    Default Warning* This is appalling!

    http://news.aol.com/story/_a/bystand...295x1200131069

    please be aware that this is not anything for kids to watch..if you choose to delete this sue..ill understand...


    but hell am i glad i DO NOT live in conneticut

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    Wow! Can't wait to visit the States. I hope I don't get smoked crossing the street!

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    This is very odd to me. Just about everyone I know would stop and help. Hell I'd be handing out jobs yelling at the passwer bye byes! Prob yelling WTF at the rubber neckers.

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    I think passing this story along without all the explanatory information is not a very cool thing to do.

    To quote from the news article:

    However, Roberts and other city officials backtracked on Thursday. After initially saying he was unsure whether anyone called 911, he and other city officials appeared at a news conference in which they said that four people dialed 911 within a minute of the accident, and that Torres received medical attention shortly after that. (Bold mine)

    It might be that drivers who passed were unsure of something that happened in front of them in a split second--or that they were worried that stopping in the middle of a heavily trafficked busy street might even make the situation worse--especially for ambulances or police who might be on the way. Yes, you can say it looks callous to not stop, but put yourself in the same situation as most of the drivers. I don't think I would have stopped--at least not AT the accident scene. And there is clearly a woman to the left (in the video) talking on a cell phone, waving her arms agitatedly--she is obviously passing along the information to someone.

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    the link i provided wasnt just the video was it? it had the story there with it right?

    totally not my intention... and i do not know of anyone that wouldnt help either...

    its the dude on the scooter..that was one of the appalling parts..oy
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    No, I wasn't talking about you...I meant the fact that it comes up as "no one helps" when you read the article, when in fact people DID help.

    I think the sensationalism of this sort of thing is what makes people so angry.
    It was good you brought it to our attention. But when the media itself makes it sound like no one stopped and no one helped, they missed the whole picture.

    It's sad. I know.
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