a reply to: intrptr
You got that right! some people choose to walk away from the situation. Not because they are cowards or anything, I think it's more of a reactionary
When I see something like that, I know I have the ability to help the person/people.
Maybe others choose to stand down just as a measure of "I don't know what to do, I'll just get in the way"
For instance about 2 months ago there was an accident on the hiway that my wife an I came up on.
It had just happened, like no more than 1 minute before hand.
A transport truck, an SUV and a car.
The SUV Was in the middle of the hiway, the car in the ditch,the transport truck was off to the side.
It was 3:15 pm, we were on our way to pick up our kids from school.
As soon as I seen the vehicles, I pulled over behind the Transport.
It took the ambulance and police about 10 minutes to get there.
I was the only one to pull over, people were just slowly driving by.
After I checked on everyone, I ran back to my car and told my wife I need her help.
I got her to get on the phone to ensure the ambulance was on its way.
Then I had her go talk with teenage girls. While I helped the driver of the car and check on the transport driver.
My wife was like what do I do. I told her the girl driver was in sever shock, not making sense.
And that I need her to just talk with her, keep her off the road and make sure she stays warm.
It was around -28 Celsius out, so very cold.
So my wife went and talked with the girls, brought them into our car to stay warm.
The driver of the car was an elderly man, he was fine. He put himself in the ditch swerving away from the accident. So I asked him to sit in his car
with the heat on until the police arrive.
Then I went over to the transport. He was slumped over his steering wheel. I knocked on his passenger door and yelled up if I could jump in.
He was very shaken up.
I told him I was a first responder and that I wanted to check up on him.
And instantly he said he was so sorry, he tried to steer away from the SUV, and then asked if he killed them.
I told him, no man everyone is absolutely fine. No one was even hurt.
Immediately I could see the weight lift off him.
Then he reached over and put his arms around me and said thank you, thank you.
I just sat with him assuring him everything was fine.
The ambulance showed up, I gave them the situation and condition of everyone.
And they took over.
But out of that 10 minutes, at least 100 cars drove by. And not any of them pulled over.
Lots slowed down to take a good look, but just kept on their path.
Looking back now, that was Probably because it was so dang cold out lol.
edit on 10-3-2017 by Macenroe82 because: (no reason given)