posted on Jun, 6 2008 @ 01:08 PM
reply to post by Voxel
I have to agree with Voxel. It looks as though there is a large group of people to the left side that are calling for help. The fact that he didn't
get hit over and over again, shows that perhaps there is something going on outside of the line of sight of the camera. It's not surprising when
people don't help though, the average person and people in mass don't want to take responsibility for anything. I also don't agree with the posts
on the decay of society or desensitization. Humanity has always been like this. I cannot recall this golden age of humanity where we actually helped
each other instead of focusing only on ourselves, whether the "ourselves" be the individual, people of a specific religion, race, age, etc. We are
always ignoring the needs of "the other", sure one guy gets hit by a car, but how many children starved to death today, that's a bigger problem in
Now, I'm not trying to sound mean with this next part, just giving my opinion. The man is not crossing on a side walk. The street also appears
pretty straight. I'm wondering what he was thinking by strolling into the street like he did. The car hit him pretty quickly after he got out into
the street, so it's not like he didn't see the car, just guessing, as I wasn't there though of course. I'm just saying, that when I walk
on/around streets/cars I watch out for cars, but don't expect drivers to watch out for me. It's a human versus a 2 ton vehicle, the vehicle always
wins. People need to take that into consideration, and accidents like this can be avoided. Not trying to blame the victim, just saying it doesn't
appear that all the blame is on the driver. It is disgusting though, that the person just drove off, but what do you really expect from humanity.
I'm also wondering where the family of this man are? Why is he alone in the town? I know you can't watch the elderly all the time, but if my
grandparents go to the mall/movies/etc. there is always a family member there to avoid accidents like this, and if we can't make it then, we try to
arrange for another time when someone can be there.
This is a sad story because the accident was avoidable. However, I think that the mass killings and catastrophies going on across the world are a
much better example of the insensitivity of man. Hope I don't sound too cold, once again, I do feel sorry for this man, and am not blaming him.
I'm just saying that it was an avoidable accident and the reactions are being exaggerated, in my opinion. Peace out.