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A GRANDAD stuck down a manhole
« on: 15/09/2006 18:35:33 »
14 September 2006 mirror.co.uk

A GRANDAD stuck down a manhole had his cries for help ignored by passers-by for almost an hour.

Clive Colins, 65, was about to open the boot of his car in a busy shopping car park when he stepped back on to a loose manhole cover and tumbled down a 5ft hole.

About 30 people walked past him, even though he was yelling for help and his head, a leg and an arm were stuck above the surface.

One woman even parked her car next to him. But she ignored the retired garage owner's cries as she put the roof up on her convertible.

Eventually, the stricken pensioner managed to get his mobile out of his pocket and dialled 999. He was treated in hospital for two broken ribs, a suspected broken jaw and a leg wound that needed 47 stitches.


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What you do speaks so loudly that I cannot hear what you say.


 

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Re: A GRANDAD stuck down a manhole
« Reply #1 on: 15/09/2006 19:08:29 »
Holly crimeny, what the heck is wrong with people.... is he going to be alright!! Geesh what are people thinkin!! Yikes!

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Re: A GRANDAD stuck down a manhole
« Reply #2 on: 15/09/2006 21:49:50 »
I know they should be noise proofed!  [}:)]

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Re: A GRANDAD stuck down a manhole
« Reply #3 on: 16/09/2006 09:57:25 »
Thats crazy Hadrian!! How the heck ! Steping back that
leg went into the hole dropping him backwards and folding
him backwards basically with head and arms above and still
nobody would help! What is wrong with people these days!!Hadrian
How can 30 people pass an older man stuck and hurt and just ignore
him... I don't get it!! I can't believe people can be so heartless and and or ignorant, what did they think he was doing taking a little rest?


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Re: A GRANDAD stuck down a manhole
« Reply #4 on: 16/09/2006 16:04:04 »
It's unbelievable!
 

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Re: A GRANDAD stuck down a manhole
« Reply #5 on: 17/09/2006 07:04:03 »
I still can't believe it!! How can people do that.. Happened similar thing to my 83 year old Auntie.. she took garbage out to can and slipped and fell on step at about 8:00 at night.. sevral people walked right past her sitting on steps with bleeding knees and just said hi and kept going... she could not get up as she had hurt herself and was out of breath from her asthma.. she stayed on the step lying on her side all through the night it was 40 degrees she had a dress on no sweater and by miorning was covered in frost bite and still could not move.. she said several people looked over at her and walked on as if they did not even see her!she stayed on the steps untill 5:oo pm the next day and a youg college girl said she had passed her in the morning and thought she was just sitting on the step as she ws on the other side of street, but when she came home she walked up sidewalk next to my aunt and realized she was in serious trouble.. she had frostbite all about her hands and legs and was having alot of trouble as she was going into shock!! the girl got the ambulance and several months later, she had had a ton of physical threapy and they were able to save her toes and fingers, took about a year to get proper color back to those areas .. Very scary as to why people don't want to get involved...Its a shame!

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« Last Edit: 17/09/2006 07:04:52 by Karen W. »
 

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« Reply #6 on: 16/09/2006 16:04:04 »
It's unbelievable!
 

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Re: A GRANDAD stuck down a manhole
« Reply #7 on: 17/09/2006 07:04:03 »
I still can't believe it!! How can people do that.. Happened similar thing to my 83 year old Auntie.. she took garbage out to can and slipped and fell on step at about 8:00 at night.. sevral people walked right past her sitting on steps with bleeding knees and just said hi and kept going... she could not get up as she had hurt herself and was out of breath from her asthma.. she stayed on the step lying on her side all through the night it was 40 degrees she had a dress on no sweater and by miorning was covered in frost bite and still could not move.. she said several people looked over at her and walked on as if they did not even see her!she stayed on the steps untill 5:oo pm the next day and a youg college girl said she had passed her in the morning and thought she was just sitting on the step as she ws on the other side of street, but when she came home she walked up sidewalk next to my aunt and realized she was in serious trouble.. she had frostbite all about her hands and legs and was having alot of trouble as she was going into shock!! the girl got the ambulance and several months later, she had had a ton of physical threapy and they were able to save her toes and fingers, took about a year to get proper color back to those areas .. Very scary as to why people don't want to get involved...Its a shame!

Karen
« Last Edit: 17/09/2006 07:04:52 by Karen W. »
 

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