Anguish in Connecticut follows a chilling hit & runLos Angeles Times, AP 6/6/8
The Associated Press released a story about a 78 year old man who was critically injured after he was runned over by two vehicles. After a surveillance camera captured the entire incident, it was seen that nobody who'd witnessed the accident made an attempt to help by redirecting traffic, assuring victim that an ambulance would be arriving shortly, etc.
Officials involved in the aftermath of the crime comment that the observance without assistance was "beyond chilling". What would you do? Do you feel qualified? Here is my excuse for NOT showing assistance in an emergency like this if it ever occurred in front of me. I would have to get over the idea that this wasn't just a stunt from a film crew rehearsing a traffic accident, then I would have to get over the idea that something like this is just like a movie and the two hit & run culprits might be back to finish the job. After I have convinced myself of these things, I would ask myself if I were qualified to redirect traffic without causing somebody to experience road rage, or if I could posibly address a person lying unconcious and covered in blood that an ambulance is on it's way (even though I haven't yet called 911, nor know if anybody else has called).
Once I have completely gotten over this type of reasoning, I would then say to myself "isn't it just better not to get involved?" because I would look around at all the bystanders doing nothing and continue to blend in as the innocent bystander who had nothing to do with it this time, although last time I got convicted for someTHING I WAS INNOCENT OF THAT TOO!!!