How could he walk past injured gran?
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.