Post by kerouac2 on Sept 28, 2019 21:24:33 GMT
I saw something terrible today on my way back home, right in front of my building. An elderly man had been struck by a bicycle, I think, but I am not sure.
Since it was right below the window of my apartment, it was impossible not to look. They did chest compressions for at least 20 minutes.
It went on for so long that it seemed hopeless to me, but I have learned that you must never give up, even if you crack the ribs of the person.
There were police and anti-terrorist soldiers, but no real medical staff had arrived yet. And then they showed up.
Although traffic was blocked, there was no way to clear out the onlookers at such a busy intersection.
Some of the police started holding up plastic sheets to block the view. From everybody except me, of course.
There were now numerous emergency vehicles. It was reassuring to see that so much effort was being made.
The anti-terrorist soldiers were obviously there by accident, but they helped to divert traffic.
I was expecting a body bag, but apparently the victim was still alive. The chest compressions had worked?
I think this was the person responsible for the collision. He was the unhappiest person on earth. Who wouldn't be?
The medical personnel remained super busy.
I know that it is wrong to show a clear photo of the victim, but I can't help it. We always want to know what happened and who was injured.
Finally, after more than an hour, he was loaded into the ambulance. Before then, they had clearly been afraid to move him at all.
Bravo to all of the emergency responders. This is not an easy job.
I hope he survived.
The vehicles left and only the blood remained. Somebody washed it away within 15 minutes, but I did not see who.