If someone was lying in the street bleeding......

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  1. Silverspeeder profile image61
    Silverspeederposted 5 years ago

    If someone was lying in the street bleeding......

    Would you stop and help or just walk on by?

  2. profile image0
    JThomp42posted 5 years ago

    I would definitely stop and help. And I would hope someone would do the same for me, my loved ones, friends, etc. I don't know how anyone could just walk on by with a clear conscience? "Do unto others as you would have them do unto you."

    1. Laura Schneider profile image91
      Laura Schneiderposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      Amen, JT! Helping is the only conscionable thing to do!

  3. Rodric29 profile image80
    Rodric29posted 5 years ago

    I would like to think I would stop and help. It depends on tbe situation. If there is vang related issues I would be less inclined to help.

    1. Silverspeeder profile image61
      Silverspeederposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      If you had no connection with that person how could you decide whether they were worthy of you help or not? Shouldn't we just have a default setting to help and not to judge?

    2. Rodric29 profile image80
      Rodric29posted 5 years agoin reply to this

      We should Silverspeeder, but I don't have a default. I judge each situation differently. I do not have a blanked rule to help all people dying in the street. I help only those I can get to and only those that will not endanger my own safety.

    3. Silverspeeder profile image61
      Silverspeederposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      Thanks for your answer Rodric29

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    MysticMoonlightposted 5 years ago

    I'd stop to help and do what I could and call 911. I'd hope anyone would do the same. Scary thought that there are people that wouldn't!

    1. Laura Schneider profile image91
      Laura Schneiderposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      Scary thought indeed! I totally agree!

    2. Silverspeeder profile image61
      Silverspeederposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      I worked on nightclub doors for about 30 years and I will tell you that you would be suprised how many people walk past an injured person. I have even seem them stepping over someone to get to the taxi.

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      MysticMoonlightposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      Dear me. Sad and shocking. I'd never be able to sleep or have a moments rest if I did not help my fellow man. Makes me wonder how some become or simply just are so totally careless...

  5. CraftytotheCore profile image79
    CraftytotheCoreposted 5 years ago

    This is a great question.  We had a case here where a man was in the middle of the street and people videotaped it and just stood there.  It took a while for anyone to call 911.  I think that was just awful.

    I've often said that if I was laying injured in the street, I doubt anyone would notice around here.  And I'm being serious.  I would certainly stop and help.

    1. Laura Schneider profile image91
      Laura Schneiderposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      Wow, videotaping instead of helping. There's got to be a special place in hell for people like that! You must have been so scared for the person!

  6. thomasczech profile image66
    thomasczechposted 5 years ago

    I always make it a point to stop and help anyone in need. It is strange that some people walk or drive by. It is nothing out of my day to help a person in need. I would hope that if I needed help that someone would stop to assist me.

  7. Laura Schneider profile image91
    Laura Schneiderposted 5 years ago

    I've had this happen, and of course I stopped! I parked my car so that it would prevent other cars from hitting her, then quickly helped the woman out of the middle of the street where she'd fallen. Then I called her husband to come pick her up while a neighbor of mine, who is a nurse, checked her health and recommended that she see a doctor soonest. We (the nurse and I) stayed with her and held on to the leash of her little dog until her husband arrived in their car from where they lived a few blocks away. Where she fell, however, it was only lucky someone didn't run over her and/or her little dog (coming over a hill and around a corner).

  8. freecampingaussie profile image59
    freecampingaussieposted 5 years ago

    Have to stop It is the only humane thing to do - help as much as you can in the circumstances  - How could you live with yourself if you just walked past ?

  9. Express10 profile image86
    Express10posted 5 years ago

    I would stop to help without fail and on the way call for EMS and/or police officers if needed. Now that you have asked, it strikes me that there are many who would walk on by. That is so sad.

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    JustCraftyposted 5 years ago

    I would have to stop and see if I could help or at least call someone to help.
    I don't think anyone should be left lying in the street bleeding.

  11. NiaLee profile image61
    NiaLeeposted 5 years ago

    of course and  living in New York City, it happened to me more than one time!!!

  12. myefforts profile image82
    myeffortsposted 5 years ago

    I would definitely stop and try to help as much as I can. I don't think anyone with a heart would just pass by.

  13. edhan profile image60
    edhanposted 5 years ago

    I will call for help first before assisting the person. If the situation does not permit me to move him then I will wait for the ambulance or ask for instructions and advice.

    1. Laura Schneider profile image91
      Laura Schneiderposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      Very practical, edhan! You are a good person and a quick thinker.

 
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