Wednesday, October 19, 2011
Child Run Over TWICE -- Pedestrians Ignore Dying Child
Behold the stunning apathy in the face of horrible suffering. This video is incredibly difficult to watch. A two-year-old toddler is struck by a van in a busy marketplace.
The van briefly stops with the girl small body underneath the van, before continuing on, its way. The girl is left barely moving in her own blood as several pedestrians and cyclists pass by with indifference.
I suppose one could blame the bystander effect. The bystander effect or Genovese syndrome is a social psychological phenomenon that refers to cases where individuals do not offer any means of help in an emergency situation to the victim when other people are present.
How tragic that it only takes one individual to help and yet a child died a horrible death because no one chose to act.