Stop or No Stop?

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So last weekend, whilst riding my bike on the Lake Shore path, I got into a pretty good accident. Curving through one of the busy “slow areas,” out of nowhere, I flew into a skateboarder.


After skidding a while, the dude jumped up and ran over. I had some good bruises but no big deal. We chatted for a minute, he took full blame for not looking, and we went on about our days.


After a while, I realized that nobody had stopped to see if we were okay. A few people stood around in shock at the crash, but nobody came up to see if we needed help. There were probably about 15-20 people right there.


The question I have for you, reader, is: would you stop to see if someone is ok? Be honest. In the day of 64 million dollar lawsuits, is it better to not get involved? Sure, I’m cynical . . . but I’d stop.

265818358_0c5859f71e.jpg

So last weekend, whilst riding my bike on the Lake Shore path, I got into a pretty good accident. Curving through one of the busy “slow areas,” out of nowhere, I flew into a skateboarder.


After skidding a while, the dude jumped up and ran over. I had some good bruises but no big deal. We chatted for a minute, he took full blame for not looking, and we went on about our days.


After a while, I realized that nobody had stopped to see if we were okay. A few people stood around in shock at the crash, but nobody came up to see if we needed help. There were probably about 15-20 people right there.


The question I have for you, reader, is: would you stop to see if someone is ok? Be honest. In the day of 64 million dollar lawsuits, is it better to not get involved? Sure, I’m cynical . . . but I’d stop.

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