mysti_star wrote:my friend and I were going to stop to help because we saw a few of the passengers sitting on the side of the road apparently bleeding
just a small question, why didn't you stop when you had seen some people sitting on the side of the road bleeding obviously just after an accident?
Isotopia wrote:just a small question, why didn't you stop when you had seen some people sitting on the side of the road bleeding obviously just after an accident?
Maybe because in doing so you might be the cause of another equally ugly accident? Because the accident might have been caused by deep sand on the road's shoulder and pulling over might contribute to an already difficult traffic situation?
The rule is (and yes, I mean rule as in this is what pedants teach) that you check things out and make sure that YOU are safe before stopping so that casualties don't multiply. And if you don't have the know-how, you're better off finding someone who does (and that's driving to the nearest phone if there's no cell service) than getting in the way or getting trapped yourself. (And my EMT fiance stops at accidents or even stalls all the time--he has the know-how.)If I saw an accident on the side of the road, I would have to say that its your civil duty to stop and give assistance if needed if someone hasn't already.
Absolutely, but note that you had the proper equipment and the know-how.chickenfish wrote:The moral being, take the time to make sure things are okay, don't just assume so and keep driving.
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