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The Good Samaritan

By paul_indigo  
A lady sits on the pavement bleeding and in shock after she and her family became the victims of a hit and run driver who fled the scene after crashing into their car.

A young man kneels to comfort her while they wait for the ambulance. It was heartening to see how many people in the neighbourhood came out with blankets and offers of help.

The family were on their way to a wedding. Fortunately nobody was seriously injured. The family car was a right-off.

Tags: Photo journalism Help Crash Photojournalism Victim Black and white Accident Emergency Injured Portraits and people Helping

Voters: kilo watt, J0NNY, RoddBC and 23 more

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J0NNY 12 3 United Kingdom
26 Dec 2008 5:08PM
An excellent capture.
shelldud 12 15 England
26 Dec 2008 6:33PM
very moving image
AlanBW 15 20 England
26 Dec 2008 7:34PM
Brilliant photojournalism
DOGSBODY 12 1.4k 30 England
26 Dec 2008 7:47PM
There is still much more good in this world than we give people credit for. Andy
Anthony 19 5.6k 17 United Kingdom
27 Dec 2008 2:09AM
I deal with this sort of situation with my work, its very easy to lose sight of the "impact" (please excuse the pun) this sort of thing has. It can be so devastating.

Your images always have a story Paul, and its more than just a nice landscape, or a pretty portrait. They represent real life, and that makes them special.

Thank you for yours and Magda's feedback through 2008, it is always welcome and appreciated.

Best wishes to you both for 2009. See you soon, if you ever get over my way, ha ha

Have fun Smile

Anthony
paul_indigo 17 259 United Kingdom
27 Dec 2008 2:45AM
Thanks everyone. For me photography is about communication, emotion and empathy.

It's heartening to see this kind of image is valued but let's face it, most people want to look at pretty girls and landscapes. And why not.

However I find that I can only eat so many sweets a day before I need something a bit more substantial.
challicew 13 1 1 South Africa
27 Dec 2008 10:51AM
This is a brilliant photograph which speaks volumes.
vparmar 16 7 United Kingdom
28 Dec 2008 12:15AM
excellent photo - well taken

vinny
31 Dec 2008 7:58PM
Brilliant shot, caught just at the right moment. Did you have this up before a long while back, or is my memory playing tricks.

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