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I`d definitely try to stop traffic, call 911, and try to talk to him or something, but I don`t think I`d know whether or not to try and move him or anything.
... And even if I did move him, I can`t imagine I could really make the situation any better in having done so. I dunno.
All the people preaching that you`d be stupid to try to help are making excuses, too. TALK TO THE GUY at the very least. Imagine if you were lying in the street bleeding to death and people just stared at you like you were some sideshow freak. Safe to say you`d lose any faith in humanity you may have had.
Hiding behind Bystander Apathy is the same damn thing as doing it. "Everyone else does it so it`s okay if I do; nobody`s gonna blame ME." Maybe some of us are just crazy for thinking somebody`s life is more important than who`s gonna get blamed or praised.
If he didn`t have the training, then he could be sued.
If you guys want to do something, take a CPR class, and/or first aid. Then Readup on the Good Smaritan laws of your state, some would state that if you didn`t call 911 then you could be sued for doing nothing
Yeah, CT has 3 of the top 10 richest towns in America, but it also has 3 of the top 10 poorest towns in America.
You can`t be sued for helping an accident victim because there`s the Good Samaritan law (it was explained in some earlier posts).
Welcome to the modern age
And for those of you who said he was better off not being helped, put yourself in that situation. Yeah, moving him might have made it worse, but someone could have at least stopped traffic or called 911 for crying out loud! No one even went to him to check him out!
And no one needs an enitre essay on the bystander effect, its been around since forever and tons of people know about kitty genovese, i`m getting tired of hearing about her when reports of 30 people being witnesses or so were wrong. no one was fully aware of what had happened to her, and only one person or so actually knew she had been stabbed.
mmk the end.
Those people in the window made me laugh thoughh
So If you had training and its current, then nope whom ever can not sue you for the death, disfigurement or disability of the victim.
I know the Good Samaritan laws, I have been though CPR/AED, First Aid, Lifeguarding, and now my current Level Of Training is on EMT-B.
Remember everyone, if you`re afraid of helping someone because that person might turn around and sue you, there IS the "Good Samaritan" law, which protects you.
So don`t be afraid.
If the impact of the crasg didn`t break the neck, then gentle movements definitely won`t cause any more damage.
Did you ever attend a first aid course? If you find an accident victim, first try to talk to the person and see if he/she is conscious. If not, check breathing and pulse, and also check if the airways are not blocked. No breathing/pulse: do CPR. Breathing and pulse: put the person in the recovery position.
A neck or head injury is meaningless if a person is not breathing. At that point, THEY ARE DEAD. There is nothing you can do at that point to make it worse.
Yes, you shouldn`t try to move them entirely, unless, of course, they`re in the middle of the freeway or something.
But otherwise, moving them is pointless.
The very first thing you should do is get them breathing again.
Same goes for bleeding. Spinal injuries mean nothing if a person bleeds to death.
If you know CPR, perform it regardless of possible broken bones. You will probably break more bones trying. And you will probably throw up a lot. This should not deter you.
And everyone knows how to stop bleeding. Rip off your shirt, press it to their wounds. Right? RIGHT??
So, stop being idiots, please, god. PLEASE.
bet you if he was white they woulda put an amber alert or some poo like that
I can`t belive they didn`t do anything, while anothe living creature was in pain.
Unless of course you actually have medical experience and know what your doing.
I know that you are under the misguided opinion that you live in the most dangerous area of the US and that excluding big cities the rest of America might as well be a padded playground, but Hartford, Connecticut is actually a pretty dangerous place. Small areas around the colleges are safe, but the city as a whole is listed as the 7th most dangerous city in the United States.
not to say he deserved to be stuck and left paralyzed on the side of the road. just saying if he wasn`t hit, he`d just be another jay walking assh*le.
Paramedics know what they`re doing, and you may too, but generally speaking most people wouldn`t know how to properly handle someone who`s neck has been broken.
It can happen that easily. There`s stories about people who get in car accidents, make it to the er, and finish snapping their own neck by turning their head too fast while sitting in the waiting room.
yeah, i wonder why she was freaking out."ohmygod! ohmygod! i can`t believe you just hit that guy!!!"
"shutup you stupid b!! i`ll handle it... hey buddy, you see who hit you?"
I see some irony in this statement. lol.
Well, I hope he`s ok.
But yea, this is pretty sad. If I ever see someone get hit by a car, I`d at least call 911 and try to help in some way.
me 2 :(
More on the Bystander effect of Diffusion of Responsibility.
Best bet is to leave the injuries be, try to find out who he or she is, call 911, and wait for the poo to hit the fan.
And the AIDs thing *is* true. Wouldn`t it be perfect irony if you were helping someone who get hit by a car and ended up getting HIV and possibly AIDs because you got their blood in your mouth or in some pre-existing cut? It may be selfish, but I would rather someone else die than get HIV or AIDs. Wouldn`t be the first thought to go through my head after seeing that, but still true.
sorry, thats completely inappropriate.
To anyone who thinks this is remotely new or a sign of "the times today", please reference the case study of Kitty Genovese, murdered in broad daylight on the streets of New York, 1964 and not one person called the police.
Here`s more information about the Kitty Genovese case.
You selfish ignorant idiot.
This sort of thing breaks my heart it really does. Lets have some decency, social responsibility and some flaming backbone for christs sake.
See if he can talk. Ask him what hurts. Grab the nearest person and have him direct traffic to keep you safe while you`re in the middle of the road. Ask him who he is. Stop the bleeding if you can! Put something soft under his head. Have someone else make some shade so he can keep his eyes open without having to look into the sun.
People are either afraid to do the right thing because you can get knifed or shot (trust me..I`ve had a knife waved at me by a drunk I thought was injured who i tried to help), or are just to damn selfish to the right thing where it`s more fun to video it and put it up one websites!
Just one more reason I dont like people much!
There`s the Good Samaritan law.
"a citizen is obliged to provide first aid when necessary and is immune from prosecution if assistance given in good faith turns out to be harmful."
There`s no reason they couldn`t have helped this poor man.
those people are tards.
IceGhost: In the vid I saw, he lifted his head up a couple times.