Paralyzed Old Man Ignored After Hit By Cars

Submitted by: triplej 9 years ago in

Apparently, they still haven"t found the people that plowed into the old man.
There are 101 comments:
Male 10
HAHAHAHAHA!!! OWNED!!! THE OLD MAN DESERVED WHAT HE GOT!!!!
0
Reply
Male 1,220
they were thinking in spanish....
0
Reply
Male 68
what were his parents thinking when they named that boy Angel Arce ?
0
Reply
Male 6
What the drat did you see that ass hole who got out of his car across the street and walked right past him without even looking, its like the episode of Seinfeld, the season finale when they get sent to jail for just watching the guy get his car stolen, but this is much worse the dudes life was at stake
0
Reply
Male 13
What COULD they have done?? You F**king kidding me? Did you you see ANYONE even approach him to see if he was even breathing for starters?
How do YOU or ANYONE else know he is paralyzed much less BREATHING IF NO ONE EVEN GOT DOWN CLOSE ENOUGH TO CHECK!
Contray to popular myth, there are laws in place that protect GOOD SAMARITANS should a person be injured and unresponsive!!! What the hell you think PARAMEDICS, FIREFIGHTERS AND POLICE DO...HELP ONLY THOSE WHO CAN SPEAK AND BREATHE?
This video is a sick; yet not-so-surprising commentary on our society today.Beyond sad!!
0
Reply
Male 242
All the cheering and waving people in the background while this guy is talking about an old man getting hit by cars with no one to help is priceless...
0
Reply
Female 943
okay. well what COULD we have done?
he`s paralyzed, so it would be dangerous to move him if you`re not a paramedic.
people called 911.
i guess they could`ve tried to stop traffic
0
Reply
Female 400
Honestly, I`m 16, I`m totally not qualified to do anything (or even am familiar with /EXACTLY/ the right thing to do in this situation).
I`d be too afraid of hurting him further to touch him, I think.

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.

0
Reply
Female 68
God has nothing to do with it. I`m 100% agnostic so I`m not defending "my religion" or anything, but blaming the behavior of human beings on god is just a sad cop-out.

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.

0
Reply
Male 69
proof that athiesm is the answer
if there was a god, he would have nuked us all to the pits of hell by now
0
Reply
Male 29
OH I`M SORRY MY STRICT TIMETABLE DOESN`T ALLOW ME TO POTENTIALLY SAVE SOMEONE`S LIFE!!!! HOW BOUT YOU GET BACK TO ME IN ABOUT AN HOUR OR SO.
0
Reply
Male 142
UNSUB.... YES the Good Samaritan laws would cover him, BUT ONLY if he/she has a the qualified training for what ever it was need to be done.

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

0
Reply
Male 178
im pretty much just waiting for some cataclysmic event to happen that kills of everbody whose a douche bag
0
Reply
Male 1,556
Owned. Old man die, you jaywalked.
0
Reply
Female 1,426
I heard about that in the news. Happened just a few towns away from mine.

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.

0
Reply
Female 924
squallce: "I`d be afraid of being sued for helping."

You can`t be sued for helping an accident victim because there`s the Good Samaritan law (it was explained in some earlier posts).

0
Reply
Male 1
that is the most disgusting thing i`v e ever seen. shame on people, shame on what we`ve become- and when all those who didn`t help die their own miserable deaths, they don`t deserve any sympathy. wow what miserable, pathetic jerks who wouldn`t even pull an old man bleeding out of every orifice off the road- who do they think he is? roadkill? it`s another human being for christ`s sake
0
Reply
Female 731
*punches something*
0
Reply
Male 650
where I come from, people will stare, and possibly take out their phone cameras and post it on youtube

Welcome to the modern age

0
Reply
Male 21
I`d be afraid of being sued for helping. Not worth the risk... if you hurt him and he died or w/e his family can take everything you own and possibly have you put in jail for a long time. Forget that! I don`t blame anyone for not helping with the way people sue everyone now-a-days.
0
Reply
Male 20
Wow. This really makes me sad...

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!

0
Reply
Female 4
I dont want to sound like I am condoning this behavior, but... I just took a Pschology class, and I obviously am not going to claim I am an all everything, but I would like to point out that the woman who spoke in the video really brushed by the main factor that we learned about in my class. We learned about a case of a woman who was raped in her own neighborhood (everyone knew her). Many of the neighbors looked out their windows when they heard her screaming, but they didn`t attempt to help her. From what we learned, this can be explained by the bystander effect, which is briefly mentioned in the video. Basicly, if there are a lot of people around when a crisis happens people assume someone else will help, probably someone more qualified and knowlageable, we tell ourselves.
My plea would be to not judge too quickly, because in the many studies that have been done on the bysander effect, the results are always the same.
0
Reply
Female 1,984
ThursdayLark, I was JUST thinking of that NY case when I saw this on the news yesterday. It`s amazing how people just won`t help others who are in pain.
0
Reply
Female 17
the human behavior expert said something about "pay offs". but why should anyone feel entitled to any type of reward for merely helping another human being? i understand what people are saying about not wanting to touch or move the body, but someone could have at least stopped the traffic and sat with the man until help arrived. that`s what i would have done. try to talk him through it if possible.
0
Reply
Female 61
3 or 4 people called 911 within minutes of him getting hit. Initial reports of no one calling 911 were incorrect, so people need to stop b.itching about that.

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.

0
Reply
Male 420
WHAT THE F*CK IS WRONG WITH YOUR STUPID COUNTRY?
0
Reply
Female 26
This seriously breaks my heart. =/


Those people in the window made me laugh thoughh

0
Reply
Male 142
one of the outlines in the Good Samaritan laws is that "The responder is not legally liable for the death, disfigurement or disability of the victim as long as the responder acted rationally, in good faith, and in accordance with his level of training."

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.

0
Reply
Male 9,305
Age of Apathy.

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.

0
Reply
Female 11
As if connecticut didnt already have a stuck up reputation.
0
Reply
Female 239
Don`t hate on Connecticut!>-(
But really how could you not help? I could never imagine just letting someone die for a WHOLE MINUTE!
0
Reply
Female 11
lol i live right next to that, its in hartford, i live a few blocks down from there. i cant believe people would do something like that, but hey, its hartford... you cant really expect too much.
0
Reply
Female 4,225
This vidio makes me sick. Ok fine, can`t touch him. But still, all they did was gawk like gulls
0
Reply
Female 15,763
It`s not that hard to go check on him and call 911, wow...
0
Reply
Female 924
^crasg = crash
0
Reply
Female 924
Vindicate: "Actually, you shouldn`t move someone around if they got hit by a car."

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.

0
Reply
Female 63
Don`t be idiots, Idiots.

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.

0
Reply
Female 2,674
I read another report that said no one called so meh.
0
Reply
Male 2,422
You just know all those bystanders are thinking "You know, somebody really ought to help that guy..." and hoping that the next person will actually do something.
0
Reply
Male 3,296
torres??? Hispanic in Connecticut????

racism people

bet you if he was white they woulda put an amber alert or some poo like that

0
Reply
Female 2,674
I read another report that said no one called so meh.
0
Reply
Female 10
I don`t have much else to say except that this disgusts me. What is wrong with people? Some people just have no compassion. Makes me very sad. :(
0
Reply
Female 9
actually if you listen to the tape, the reporter say that people did called 911.
0
Reply
Female 2,674
genericuser, they didn`t call 911. The one who showed up got a call about something else and just happened upon that guy.
0
Reply
Female 317
I don`t understand. They /did/ call 911. What else are they supposed to do, run out into traffic and risk getting hit themselves? If you don`t know what you are doing, you shouldn`t touch a injured person. Unless one of them was a doctor, they did the right thing to just call 911.
0
Reply
Female 1,697
This is so sad.

I can`t belive they didn`t do anything, while anothe living creature was in pain.

0
Reply
Female 465
I can`t believe that *some people* in this forum would rather just be on about their business than stopping the poor man getting hurt any further... even if you can`t touch someone you can still help; I don`t care if people were calling 911, they should have been stopping traffic and getting the man`s info and finding out what hurts to save the paramedics time.
0
Reply
Female 466
I know moving the guy would have been wrong, but holy sh&t, no one ran in the street to ward off on coming traffic??? Where I live, people would have pulled over, stopped in the street, someone calling 911 instantly! What kind of people are those that just looked on, Jesus Christ I hope NONE of you move to my town!!! Sorry A$$es!!!!!
0
Reply
Male 100
Theres not a whole lot you can do, really, if youre in this situation. Calling 911 and blocking traffic, maybe just talking to the guy so he doesn`t black out from a concussion.

Unless of course you actually have medical experience and know what your doing.

0
Reply
Female 2,674
green_wrath, if you have a cut or something where the blood could get into your body (anything that would allow it to go past the skin) then yes you can.
0
Reply
Male 498
Wait if you touch someone`s blood that had aids do you get them?
0
Reply
Female 13
poo like this pisses me off. I`m drating 17 years old and I would at least go kneel next to him.If I see someone get hurt when I`m driving, even if they stand up I pull over and ask if they are ok.
0
Reply
Female 2,258
Friday, June 06, 2008 11:34:08 AM
primetimekin:
Maddog, I agree with you BUT its connecticut
---

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.

0
Reply
Female 2,258
Jesus Christ... if I see an injured animal in the road, I think nothing of stopping and directing traffic around it until animal control can come and take care of it (I have had animals scurry off into the woods and I`ve left it at that too, just because what in the hell are you supposed to do if an injured porcupine decides to go into the woods at night time. I`m not chasing the damn thing and getting stuck by it`s quills)But those people couldn`t even help another human being?
For those of you who worry that you would get in trouble for helping because you might do something wrong... if you call 911 and stay on the line the operator can assist you to help that person out. They are specifically trained to talk you through various life saving techniques. There was absolutely no reason for those people to just stand around.
0
Reply
Male 2,958
and it is kind of his fault. it`s usually not the best idea to walk in the middle of a crowded street while there`s traffic.

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.

0
Reply
Male 2,958
-THIRDLY - I have not once heard of a man having his neck broken through gentle and careful movement. Guess what, the medics are going to move his head too when they come. They just do it carefully, same as you or I can do.-


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.

0
Reply
Female 2,674
chrismeraz, everyone responds to tragedy differently. Just because you could stay calm in this situation, not everyone can. I know people who, if they went to help him, their automatic reaction would be to throw up from the sight of it. They can`t help that. I`d like to say I`d go help the man but in reality, all I think I could do is call 911 and get people to stand with me and block the road so he doesn`t get run over again and talk to the guy. As far as touching him, I don`t think I could handle that, nor do I think many people could handle that.
0
Reply
Male 53
Very funny frothr. He got hit by from the side, by a driver who didn`t look before changing lanes.
0
Reply
Male 39
"I once ended up immediately behind a motorcyclist who got hit."

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?"

0
Reply
Male 53
MUNGAR, watch the video again. The man got hit by two cars that were speeding and had crossed over the double yellow line. It`s not even remotely his fault.
0
Reply
Male 142
well I like to add more.....Beside the people in the 911 Bus.
0
Reply
Male 4
I`ll never understand how someone can get hit by a car. I guess no one ever listened to their parents to "look both ways". You don`t assume a car will stop.
0
Reply
Male 142
AHH this just proves that people in Connecticut are JERKS
0
Reply
Male 53
Okay ariadnese, you`re right, that could be scary. But it`s still better to get over your fear and do SOMETHING, right? I once ended up immediately behind a motorcyclist who got hit. I was driving my car, my girlfriend was in the front seat next to me. She did freak out a little bit, I never understood why. I told her to shut up and calm down and stay in the car. I went to help the man and it really wasn`t so bad. Two other cars stopped to help and he was out of the hospital a few hours later. It felt good to be able to help.
0
Reply
Female 657
"I guess she forgot her Mega- slurpee from the 7-11. People as a whole.. they suck."

I see some irony in this statement. lol.

0
Reply
Female 71
scared of seeing someones bloody mangled body twitching in pain, possibly having to watch him die feeling it was my fault that i didn`t help him correctly. If there was nothing to be scared of in a situation like that people would call 911 all calm and relaxed not freaking out and crazy.
0
Reply
Male 2,049
reminds me of GA IV.

Well, I hope he`s ok.

0
Reply
Male 547
It doesnt matter when the time any of these two events occured (although at night people are more likely to walk away becaseu they don`t get seen) I like how the first person to kinda walk to the man in some fat bitch who walks away. I guess she forgot her Mega- slurpee from the 7-11. People as a whole.. they suck.
0
Reply
Male 53
What in the hell would you be scared of?
0
Reply
Female 71
If i was there i would wanna help him but would probably be scared sh*tless. But i don`t think i could just walk away and leave him, i would call 911 and wait on the sidewalk until they arrived, sadly i think that`s the best i could do.
0
Reply
Male 53
<Previous comment directed at VINDICATE, in case you missed it.>
0
Reply
Male 53
Firstly, the risk of getting HIV from something like that is very small. Secondly, I would be much happier sick and knowing that I helped save a life than to be healthy and have the weight of my cowardice hanging around my neck. THIRDLY - I have not once heard of a man having his neck broken through gentle and careful movement. Guess what, the medics are going to move his head too when they come. They just do it carefully, same as you or I can do.
0
Reply
Male 668
At the beginning of the video, I was distracted by the crowd waving at the camera through the window.

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.

0
Reply
Male 39
thursday, it wasn`t broad daylight. it was 3am. but yes, more than a few people witnessed and did nothing. your point still stands
0
Reply
Male 4,393
NotjonGreco
Male, 18-29, Eastern US
133 Posts Friday, June 06, 2008 8:12:18 AM
I have zero faith in mankind.

me 2 :(

0
Reply
Female 657
The bystander effect (also known as bystander apathy, Genovese syndrome, diffused responsibility or bystander intervention) is a psychological phenomenon in which someone is less likely to intervene in an emergency situation when other people are present and able to help than when he or she is alone.

More on the Bystander effect of Diffusion of Responsibility.

0
Reply
Male 39
jaywalking is bad
0
Reply
Male 129
Helen Fisher gave a good explanations for the case: People are too busy and there is no payoff for helping out.
0
Reply
Female 511
Actually, you shouldn`t move someone around if they got hit by a car. They could have a broken spine or a broken neck. Most you can really do is block the traffic, call 911, and wait until the professionals get there to take care of the injuries - how would you feel, chrismeraz, if by moving his head you severed his spinal cord and caused the man to die? All because you wanted to put his head on something soft.

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.

0
Reply
Male 536
bet it hurt him more.

hahahahahahaha

sorry, thats completely inappropriate.

0
Reply
Female 657
It`s a psychological phenomenon. Diffusion of Responsibility. Everyone else things that someone else helped or is going to help him so no one does.

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.

0
Reply
Female 374
this just hurts
0
Reply
Male 7,933
Maddog, I agree with you BUT its connecticut
0
Reply
Female 1,395
"you don`t know the guy could have had aids or something"

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.

0
Reply
Male 53
Seriously PLASTINUM, you`re in your thirties and all you can think to do when somebody gets maimed right in front of your eyes is to call 911? I was surprised when I saw your age, I was expecting a 13-year-old girl like PEANUT. By the way, I`m sorry I called you a coward, PEANUT, I shouldn`t have. You`re too young to know better. It`s okay, you will learn these things as you become an adult. That`s what life is all about, learning how to deal with things you`ve never dealt with before. Sorry about my rant everybody, I`m done now. It does make me want to slap some people around though.
0
Reply
Male 53
My point is there are LOTS of things you can do and SHOULD DO if you see someone hurt! You don`t have to be a drating medical professional to help somebody, all you need is to be a decent human being. I hope I am never hurt with cowards like PEANUT and PLASTINUM surrounding me, or any of the other buggers filmed in this sad, sad video.
0
Reply
Male 53
PEANUT!!! WHO SAID YOU`RE NOT SUPPOSED TO TOUCH SOMEONE WHO`S BEEN HURT? OF COURSE YOU`RE SUPPOSED TO TOUCH THEM, HOW THE FU.K ELSE ARE YOU GOING TO HELP? I know some people are stupid and they might not know what to do, but you had better figure it out and do SOMETHING.

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.

0
Reply
Male 3,369
Welcome to the modern western world!

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!

0
Reply
Male 67
Plastinum, they would not of been liable.

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.

0
Reply
Male 192
lol @ the lady who managed to blame violent media

those people are tards.

0
Reply
Male 101
Yea, someone should at least recognize that it happened. I saw this on the news this morning..they just looked at him.

IceGhost: In the vid I saw, he lifted his head up a couple times.

0
Reply
Female 72
Peanut x- The point is that no one called 911 or stop driving, not that they didn`t physically help the man. The only reason he was helped is because a parol car on the way to another call stopped and called it in. Meanwhile 10 cars and 30 people stood around doing nothing or just drove around him.
0
Reply
Male 5,970
why would someone have the heart to walk away?
0
Reply
Female 408
I know the people could have stopped surrounding traffic and stuff, but what else are they supposed to do? You aren`t supposed to touch a body once it`s been hurt like that.
0
Reply
Male 63
He didn`t moved... so people would think "oh my god, he is dead. I don`t want to see that" and they just leave.
0
Reply
Male 53
F.ucking disgusting. Plastinum, you disgust me too.
0
Reply
Male 349
I have zero faith in mankind.
0
Reply
Male 382
The worlds pretty f*cked up.
0
Reply
Male 329
you know they make it out to be so inhuman and cruel of people to not help but in all honesty in this day and age it is better if no one does. If they would try to move him or something and he had spinal dmamage it could kill him and then the person helping could actually be sued! Not to mention if he was bleeding, you don`t know the guy could have had aids or something. Peoeple called police so what else could they have done but block traffic?
0
Reply
Male 34
I just saw this on the news...How sad ;/
0
Reply
Male 382
Link: Paralyzed Old Man Ignored After Hit By Cars [Rate Link] - Apparently, they still haven`t found the people that plowed into the old man.
0
Reply