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10-27-10, 05:00 AM
Very sad. I hate stories like this, because I never want that article to be about me. I ride alone a lot as well, so I wonder how many people would pass me before one stops.
10-27-10, 11:24 AM
I always tell my wife I wear my orange vest so they can find my remains in the ditch easier.
People not wanting to help and render aid is a sad fact about present society. I don't know what to do about it except parents teach your children to help and be courteous...
I was in a motorcycle accident on a busy loop in Austin one time. Out of the 20 cars that passed me, only one stopped to ask if I was ok. I looked down at my bleeding palms, up at the bike on the hill, laid over with not much left of it, looked at her and said " I'm fine"... she drove off...
People not wanting to help and render aid is a sad fact about present society.Of course, it's entirely possible that the people passing by didn't realize that aid was needed. Cyclists crash all the time and in the vast majority of cases help isn't needed.
My guess is that most people would stop if they realized the severity of the situation -- but then again, I'm one of those people who thinks most people are generally good. People may not even realize that there's something going on over there at the side of the road -- after all, it's not in the road, not a concern. That doesn't make them bad people, just people who aren't paying much attention outside of driving and whatever they're doing inside their car.
And I've found that most of the time that I do stop -- people don't want help, as either it's not really a problem at all, they can fix it themselves or they've already called for help, something like that.
10-27-10, 12:37 PM
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