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Got to get some money!

I dropped my son off at high school this morning, and as I was leaving, I came upon an accident that had just happened at the crosswalk. A driver had struck a student, and the boy was on the ground with his ankle at an awkward angle. I stopped, asked if there had been an accident, and asked if they needed a first aid kit. The driver, who was very upset, and trying desperately to tell 911 where he was, said yes they needed help. I told my toddler where I was going, turned off the car and turned on my hazard lights. I got my first aid kit and went to the boy, determined that he was lucid, not bleeding or in shock, not cold, etc. A school bus driver stopped to check on us. Teachers stopped and helped. Some parents stopped, but only one or two. Then a friend of the boy walked by and asked the boy if he was hit. The boy said yes, and his friend replied, "Man, you got to get some money!" And walked off. Just last night I heard a talk on NPR where they were explaining that teenager's brains are not really developed fully and things like empathy work slowly. I guess that is what that comment was, but I still don't like it. Nor do I care for all of the parents that just drove by. I guess that it is good that it isn't their son in the street. Anyway, the fire department is only a few blocks away and all kinds of aid was there in a couple of minutes.

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