Dying man left on pavement for two hours as shoppers walk around him
Last updated at 6:32 PM on 24th May 2010Shoppers
walked past a dying man as he lay helpless on the pavement.
The man, in his 50s, was slumped outside a busy row of shops in Eastfield Road, Peterborough,for nearly two hours before someone finally came to his aid.
A passer-by eventually dialled 999 after approaching the man to see if he needed help.Good Samaritan Left for Dead on City Sidewalk[/URL]April 25, 2010
On a Queens, N.Y., sidewalk last Sunday…a woman is followed by a man, who then appears to accost her.
Tale-Yax walks toward them. What can't be seen is him being stabbed several times in the torso while trying to save the woman. Within seconds, the camera
captures the apparent attacker running away.
A minute later, a potential good Samaritan walks right by. And so does the next person and the one after that. A procession of more than 20 people seem to notice and fail to help. One man pulls out his cell phone, but instead of dialing 911, he snaps a picture. Another man nudges Tale-Yax, rolls him over twice, seems to see blood, but then walks away. For nearly an hour and a half, Tale-Yax lay there until someone finally called for help.N.Y. Isn't First City Where Bystanders Ignore Injured Man
Sadly, what that New York security camera captured has been seen before.
In Seattle in January, a 15-year-old girl was brutally beaten, knocked unconscious and robbed by a group of teenagers while three security guards stood by and watched.
In Hartford, Conn., a 78-year-old man was hit by a car as he crossed a street in 2008. The driver never stopped. A total of 10 vehicles drove by as he laid in the middle of the road, bleeding from the head.
…in Washington, D.C., in 2003, a man was shot at a gas station. Instead of calling for help, the witness finished pumping kerosene into a can, paid and drove off.