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Would you help an injured person?


An unconscious and bleeding woman was left in a road as several drivers swerved to miss her in south-east London.


The footage was taken from a bus camera, whose driver stopped to aid the woman. The CCTV cameras captured at least 12 drivers driving round the woman without stopping to help.


The 25-year old female suffered serious head injuries and was lying next to the kerb with her head in the gutter.


Would you have stopped to help? What does this say about our attitudes towards strangers?


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Unfortunately this is all too common...


"In the video, Torres, a retired forklift operator, walks in the two-way street after buying milk at a grocery store. A tan Toyota and a dark Honda that is apparently chasing it veer across the center line, and Torres is struck by the Honda. Both cars dart down a side street.


Nine cars pass Torres as a few people stare from the sidewalk. Some approach Torres, but no one gets any closer than a couple of yards and no one attempts to stop or divert traffic until a police cruiser responding to an unrelated call arrives after about a minute and a half.


One witness, Bryant Hayre, told The Hartford Courant he didn't feel comfortable helping Torres, who he said was bleeding and conscious."


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Taken on May 31, 2008