How could he walk past in­jured gran?

The Peterborough Evening Telegraph - - Comment -


is shock and out­rage at the ac­tions of a passer-by who did not stop to help an in­jured grand­mother.

A spokesman for the am­bu­lance ser­vice has ad­mit­ted this is not un­usual, which is in it­self just as shock­ing.

How can any­one, when con­fronted with an el­derly wo­man lay­ing in­jured on the floor, de­cline to help... it beg­gars be­lief.

But is that re­ac­tion re­ally typ­i­cal of the city or so­ci­ety in gen­eral? Al­most cer­tainly not.

The in­ci­dent is shock­ing be­cause it is un­usual.

The col­umns and let­ters pages of the ET have reg­u­larly seen cov­er­age of in­ci­dents where good Sa­mar­i­tans have not only helped but in some cases gone the ex­tra mile to sup­port some­one in need and even in some cases save a life.

If the grand­mother’s fam­ily had not been anx­ious and started search­ing what would have hap­pened?

Ul­ti­mately that cal­lous passer-by may have ended up with a great deal on their con­science.

This in­ci­dent is not typ­i­cal but it should serve as a re­minder to some.

If we see some­one in need it is our cit­i­zenly duty to help in any way we can.

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