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Here is another tidbit from the same theme of indifference.|
I am out on my bike going to meet at friend at work. It's early in the evening, dark, a little damp, and I am on a service road to a major highway. It is normal to have cars and trucks pass you doing 60 mph, or 100 kph. When all of a sudden like talking to a beautiful stranger in the mall, and your girl friend whose been lost for hours comes out of no where there is a pile of concrete, stone and other construction debris piled high on the road. I slam on my brakes and barely avert a tumble and accident. Lo and behld in the haze I see a tail light to a motorcycle. The pile has already cost an accident. Quickly I dismount after pulling the bike to the sidewalk and run to the scene. The driver is in a daze, his hand is capped over a bleeding wound about size of a silver dollar. So far luck has been with us, no other cars or trucks have come to run us over. The motorcycle is leaking gas, so there was no time to attend to the wounded. I ran to the bike and picked it up. The lights were still on as car came by slowly. "No Smoking!" I screamed at the top of my lungs. The car left us. Another car came, slowed down and pulled away. I moved the bike under the bridge that was on the side of the road. The injured had a phone but no money on it to use it. I put him on my bike and drove him to the closest hospital. It was closed due to holiday. I called my gf and had her call the cops to help this poor guy. She then told me to get heck out of there right away! "It's too dangerous get out of there before the cops arrive. This guy might tell the cops you were responsible for his accident." Well, I did what she said and proceeded to go see my friend. I told him the story in detail, but his attitude was like "so that's why you're late?"
I can't win...in America if you come across someone in medical need and you don't stop to provide help, you are guilty of a crime. This is not a universal American thing because if an American is involved in an accident in many countries of the world, the U.S. Embassy advises "don't stop, just go!"