On my way home from work today, I witnessed an accident. A young couple in a brown car stopped at a stop sign, but didn't wait for the white car to go. The white car did not have a stop sign. The woman in the white car had three young children in the back of her car.
Even though there were several cars around when the accident occurred, NO ONE ELSE STOPPED!! Not even to see if every one was all right!!
No one was injured, but the young lady with the three kids had no idea what to do. Since the car that went in front of her also hit a park car, I insisted the police be called. I also helped the young woman calm the kids and helped her with knowing what she needed to do. I advised her to get out her insurance card, her registration and her driver's license. She was very shaken up and didn't even realize that the car should have not being going as she technically had the 'right of way'.
I gave my witness statement to the police and she thanked me profusely for my help and thanked me for stopping even when no one else did.
I realize that people are in a hurry. I, myself, had to pick up my children from childcare. Would you do the same? I think we would all like to think we would, but would you really?
Answer by mommy_of_two388 at 5:25 PM on Jan. 5, 2011
One time we stopped to help at an accident. The lady in one of the cars refused to talk to us. I asked if she was alright. She would not look at me and stayed on her phone the whole time. I guess thats what I get for trying to help. My DH did nopt want to stop.
Answer by louise2 at 5:31 PM on Jan. 5, 2011
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Answer by ashisamom at 11:21 PM on Jan. 5, 2011
My husband and I always stop (my husband is required to due to his job). Sometimes the people are grateful for our help and other times they don't want our help at all. One time, we stopped at 3 accidents within a two day span on our weekend vacation. It has never occurred to me, not to stop and at least check to make sure that all people involved are okay and to see if the police need our statements.
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