Weird Scene

Mom and I were headed home from Tae Kwon Do last night when this happened.  About three blocks from our house we noticed an odd traffic jam.  It only affected one lane and cars were at weird angles.  At first, we thought it was because of a minor accident.  As we got closer, and had to dodge at least one idiot who decided caution was not needed and blew past everyone, we realized that people were stopping to figure out why a man was lying in the road.

I immediately had Mom pull over and I got out.  I looked around for a second, then walked up to a guy who was on his phone.  I confirmed that he was on the phone with 911 and walked over to the man.

He was face up and there were no obvious injuries or blood.  Someone who appeared to know him said he had been drinking, but offered no explanation as to how he ended up semi-conscious in the street.  The man kept asking, “What?” He did not seem to understand where he was or what was going on.  A couple people tried to keep him down until the ambulance arrived, via advice from the 911 dispatcher.

The ambulance arrived a couple minutes after Mom and I stopped at the scene.  We decided upon its arrival that the man was in good hands and we needed to clear the scene.  We had not witnessed whichever incident and would have just been standing around staring.  I was simply glad someone on scene had called 911.

I keep seeing articles about how someone is collapsed or screaming for help and people do nothing to help.  Those articles anger me.  I was determined to make sure that did not happen last night.


About emeree

I am an Air Force veteran. I served as a Security Forces troop for nearly seven years and reached the rank of Staff Sergeant before separating in 2008. My tours of duty were in England and Oklahoma. I live in the Seattle area, which is where I grew up. I used my GI Bill and earned a degree from the University of Washington. I currently work in downtown Seattle and experience all the adventure that comes with that.
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