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Yesterday I was driving to the gym and I witnessed a wreck. The thing was that probably 40 cars or so witnessed the wreck but I had a front row view. I wasn’t sure whether I needed to be a witness or not and that was my dilemma. I’ll explain.
It was the kind of intersection that has two lanes of traffic plus both a right and left turn lane in each direction so basically, 4 lanes in each direction. It is also a major intersection so it’s always crowded.
I was pulling up to turn right in one direction and the person who was two lanes over from me ran the red light. I saw the person speed by and the people who were perpendicular to me were already in the middle of the intersection.
I saw this guy (or gal) whiz by and fortunately he slammed into two cars and not just broadsided one. This way he damaged the back of one and the front of the other and they guy was going fast. The car who ran the light then spun around and their car went backwards and was down the road facing my direction.
I was all like “holy shit” but it didn’t look like there were any serious injuries.
The two cars that were hit went through the intersection and pulled into a bank. The next thing that happened was the guy across from me in the left turn lane did a U-turn and went to check on the car that was hit.
This is where my dilemma came in. I was planning on attempting to go straight (I was in the right turn lane) and check on that person but this other guy who actually had a head on view of the wreck got there first. Also the guy next to me had a good view too and he was headed straight.
My light turned green and I made a right and then I couldn’t decide whether I needed to make a U-turn and go back and wait for the police or not.
There were already 3 cars in the wreck and one or two who had stopped and I figured by the time I got there the police would be called, an ambulance called if needed and there were tons of witnesses.
So what to do? Obviously when you’re right there and first on the scene you need to help but there were at least 40 witnesses and no way was I going to be early on the scene.
So I didn’t go back. So did I do wrong? What’s the protocol on a wreck with a ton of witnesses? I didn’t know but I’ve been wondering what my obligation is.