i just cant believe my eyes when I watched this video.
By The Associated Press
HARTFORD, Conn. - City police on Friday released recording of two emergency calls made shortly after a 78-year-old man was struck by a car and then left alone in the street by passing motorists and pedestrians.
The tapes were released two days after police Chief Daryl Roberts publicized a surveillance video of a car striking Angel Arce Torres and leaving him paralyzed in the busy street. The video showed cars zooming past and bystanders staring at Torres from the sidewalk.
No one in the video stepped forward to help Torres, prompting Roberts to declare, “We no longer have a moral compass.” City officials later acknowledged that police received four calls to the emergency dispatcher immediately after the accident. They released portions of two calls on Friday.
“Send an ambulance quick, quick, quick, he’s bleeding hard,” one man implores an emergency operator.
Torres, a retired forklift operator, was struck in the two-way street after buying milk at a grocery. He was hospitalized Friday in critical condition.
The video shows two cars veering across the center line and one of the cars striking Torres. Both cars then dart down a side street.
Connecticut Gov. M. Jodi Rell on Friday offered a $10,000 reward for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the motorists involved in the accident.