Look what kind of society we have become

I keep watching this video over and over again waiting for someone to come out at the end and say that this was a joke; it didn’t happen…..
A 78-year-old man is tossed like a rag doll by a hit-and-run driver and lies motionless on a busy city street as car after car goes by. Pedestrians gawk but do nothing. One driver stops briefly but then pulls back into traffic. A man on a scooter slowly circles the victim before zipping away.

Watch the video here

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7 Responses

  1. I often disagreed with comments I’ve heard about New Englanders being cold and aloof. I still disagree, but after seeing this video I am embarrassed and ashamed to call myself a “Nutmegger”. Until the police have the perps in custody, it’s only speculation as to who or what kind of animal would do this. As far as the bystanders not assisting, Hartford isn’t the only place in the country or world, for that matter, that this occurs. People are afraid to get involved, not only because of personal safety concerns, but because beaurocracy ties them up for countless hours for which many people don’t have extra and in the end the criminals usually get away with nothing more than a slap to their peepee. Ouch, yeah but certainly nothing compared to what that 78 yo victim is feeling.

  2. I think this is more of a shift in mentality as a socety on a whole. It just makes you wonder if we really have become that insensative

  3. From an incident like that, the best the bystanders could do is call the paramedics (which they did) and wait for people who know what they are doing to arrive.

  4. I am sorry but someone should have knelt down next to this poor man held his hand and comforted him that help was on the way….just think if that was you lying in the street and people just staring at you. If this is an example of what society has become God help us all.

  5. We are driven by our own self-interest and greed, if there is not something in it for the person they will move along.

    I have seen the same type of behavior all over the world in 3rd world countries…the latest was a man hit by a bus who was a cripple; maybe suicide who knows. The point being, people stepped over him and carried on with their business as usual as he laid in the street.

    I did not know what to do and somewhat scared of catching an infection of AIDS so I did not touch him. Sad, and it still haunts me to this day.

    What I saw was a country that has now stepped down to the level of a 3rd world country.

  6. It is a sad fact of the times that people would not stop to help someone who is injured. The even more sad sign of the times is that anyone who tries to provide assistance to injured people opens themselves up to being sued. Another thing to think about is that with the level of people with AIDS, Hepatitis and other ailments that can be spread, the person who does administer aid can become a victim as well.

  7. a lost and sick one

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