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No one stopped to help
September 30, 2013 - Rob Weaver
Sixty-year-old Wayne Smith took a nasty fall Monday afternoon. He blamed himself for tripping and injuring his face and an arm, but was disheartened by what happened next.
Smith said he had been walking in the 500 block of North Sandusky Street about 1:30 p.m. when he slipped and fell against a pipe sticking out of the ground. With his jaw hurt and arm bloodied, he said the incident left him dazed for a few moments.
That's when he noticed a car drive by. The another. He estimated 30 drivers went past a visibly injured man, but not one asked if he needed help.
“I think at least one car would have stopped to help me.” he said about a half-hour later.
I can't believe no one noticed him. Perhaps some passersby were unnerved, even alarmed, by the sight of a bloodied man alongside the road. Yet apparently his plight went unreported.
Maybe folks are so focused on their commute that they failed to see an injured pedestrian along the street.
Or maybe people just didn't want to get involved.
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