A 65-year-old woman, the victim of a hit-and-run, lay bleeding in the middle of a busy road at Thiruvananthapuram, Kerala, with cars and buses passing her by without stopping, in a shocking display of public apathy caught on security cameras in the capital of Kerala.
CCTV footage shows several bikers, cars – including the official vehicle of a civic body – and buses passing her after the old woman falls to the road, head first.
No one is interested to help and no calls were apparently made to the police either. Reported on ndtv news channel.
People are seen crowding around the woman as mute spectators, until around 4 seconds into the CCTV footage a young man steps in to help. Around the same time, a passing police car stops and takes her to the hospital.
“We were not informed of this incident. We were just passing the place and stopped by seeing the crowd gather.
We rushed her to a local hospital, from where she was taken to the Thiruvananthapuram Medical College yesterday,” a police source said.
The police have arrested a 20-year old man who riding the two-wheeler, with two other pillion riders, besides him. All three of them were not wearing helmets.
The Thiruvananthapuram city is getting worse day-by-day for the pedestrian travelers. The increasing amount of traffic is a big challenge for road users.
Improvements in roads and safe driving only can reduce accidents in the city.
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