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Angel Torres lays in street -  hit and run accident

Angel Torres Hit by a Car in Hit and Run. People Say.. At Least It Wasn’t Me

Connecticut police have released video of a man being hit by a car. Angel Torres was walking across the street (yes, he was jaywalking) when two cars veered into the opposite lane. The drivers were more in the wrong then he was, they were headed into oncoming traffic. It looked like some kind of road rage incident going on between them.

The second car smacked into Torres. He flew into the air and landed flat on his back. Neither driver stuck around, they cut the corner.

Angel Torres lays in street - hit and run accident

As terrible as it was, hit and runs aren’t anything new.
What’s sick was the people that saw this man laying in the street and did absolutely nothing to help him.

Cars drove by, people walked right past his body, one car pulled out of a parking spot right across from him. And some kid dipped over on a scooter, looked at the scene, and continued down the street. The collective attitude is.. Oh well, I got things to do.

Yup, this is the world we live in.

People did start to cluster, but nothing in the way of showing real concern. Apparently no one even called 911. The police car that pulls up was responding to an unrelated incident. That’s where the video ends.

Angel Torres is now paralyzed.

 


☼ What's Your Opinion? ☼

gravatar iconYou're wrong- Fri, Jun 06, 2008 - 4:01 pm

4 people called 911 within 1 minute. Check your facts.

gravatar iconI agree- Fri, Jun 06, 2008 - 4:07 pm

A police car got there in 1 minute and 20 seconds too.

gravatar iconChris G.- Fri, Jun 06, 2008 - 6:33 pm

“The police car that pulls up was responding to an unrelated incident.”

That’s why it got there so fast.

I heard about the 4 people calling afterwards - that’s understandable. But look at how the oncoming truck sees him laying in the street, does a U-Turn to.. go about his day.
Or the car that pulled over, said fuck that, and drove off too, followed by 3 more cars.

Maybe it’s me, but I would have hopped out of the truck to ‘help.’ As in making sure 911 was called and blocking traffic in the lane.

Some people on YouTube and radio have said they wouldn’t want to get mixed up in it, because then they would have to go to the police station or have to take time to give their story to investigators, and what a hassle that would be - plus they might be blamed.

If that’s the reason you leave a man broken up in the street.. the point is made.

At least it wasn’t me.

gravatar iconMike-Nice- Fri, Jun 06, 2008 - 7:27 pm

Chris G, some people really don’t want to get mixed up with the police because they really feel that the police will blame them for it. There are a lot of police officers out there that look for the first person to blame instead of doing their job. I, for one, would have stayed there until the police got there but refused to give a statement because I just don’t trust the police. Sad to say, but true.

gravatar iconJeanne- Sun, Jun 08, 2008 - 7:31 pm

Mike - Nice : So you refuse to give a statement because you fear the police will blame you? If your car had no damage what is there to fear?

gravatar iconMike-Nice- Sun, Jun 08, 2008 - 10:02 pm

Jeanne, here is what to fear if you are a black man. Once I called the police to report drug dealings going on in my area the police came and when I, the person who reported the drug dealings, came out of my house to get in my car I was handcuffed in front of my children and questioned for half an hour even though I repeatedly told these cops that I was the one that made the complaint. I was repeatedly asked when was the last time I sold to anyone. When is the last time I had taken drugs though I made the complaint. When police get a tip that something happened in a minority area we are all guilty in there eyes. So it is easier for me just to not even deal with them. You asked if my car had no damage on it what is there to fear? There are many people that there was no evidence on them and have been convicted of a crime. So I’d rather be safe then sorry.

gravatar iconSam- Mon, Jun 09, 2008 - 9:21 pm

All of you who stopped to stare at the man and not help are a disgrace to mankind. Just because you are black does not mean you will be charged with hit and run, you should be ashamed at what you have become.

gravatar iconTo Sam- Mon, Jun 09, 2008 - 10:54 pm

Walk your white ass in a black mans shoes and see how the police treat you before you come out with your comments. Maybe it is the cops that should be ashamed of what they have turned black men into. But your white ass will never see it that way because they don’t treat you like they treat us.

gravatar iconE- Tue, Jun 10, 2008 - 12:20 pm

I agree, we white people never will know how a black person is treated by the police, so I would not judge anyone for their comments.

I have to concur though, I am terribly afraid of the police as well, and would not like to deal with them in any way. They are so irrational, you never know when you are pulled over in a car for instance, if you will get a “nice” policeman or a “mean” policeman. I have had both, and I tell you, it is horrible and scary to be pulled over by a man with a badge and an attitude. Scary!

I would not walk away from a man who was hit by a car, I would definitely call 911 - maybe I would not want to move or touch the person for fear of hurting them…but I would definitely call!

gravatar iconfrom the bronx- Tue, Jun 10, 2008 - 4:43 pm

they say he isnt going to make it!! and that someone gave up the driver to the police. I just hope that he is in everyones prayers, as well as his family too. It is hard having someone rob you of a loved one because of stupidity!

gravatar iconD- Tue, Jun 10, 2008 - 11:30 pm

Blacks comprise 13 percent of the national population, but 30 percent of people arrested, 41 percent of people in jail, and 49 percent of those in prison. Nine percent of all black adults are under some form of correctional supervision (in jail or prison, on probation or parole), compared to two percent of white adults. One in three black men between the ages of 20 and 29 was either in jail or prison, or on parole or probation in 1995. One in ten black men in their twenties and early thirties is in prison or jail. Thirteen percent of the black adult male population has lost the right to vote because of felony disenfranchisement laws

gravatar iconBLAMBO- Tue, Jun 10, 2008 - 11:38 pm

D, You put up a bunch of stats what is your point?

gravatar icontc- Wed, Jun 11, 2008 - 3:40 pm

The son of the man hit by the car has setup an account to help pay for medical bills.

http://www.oisanteria.com/?p=11

Angel A. Torres Relief Fund
C/O Webster Bank
108 Farmington Avenue
Hartford, CT 06105

gravatar iconrlp- Wed, Jun 11, 2008 - 11:48 pm

absolute disgrace - i have never seen anything such as this - i’m in Ontario, Canada and was so disturbed at what i saw first on the news and now on some video website making a mockery of this poor man - i simply can not believe the number of people that were around and NOT 1 of them did anything - completely shocked to say the least. how could so many people keep driving by and let alone walk by and take pictures as well - disturbing - it was like it was a practical joke being filmed - simply unreal that that many people were all the same and didn’t have any concern what so ever for this poor man who is now paralyzed - which upsets me very much!!!

gravatar iconTo rlp- Thu, Jun 12, 2008 - 2:04 pm

I hear what you are saying and respect it but you have to understand that as stated before some black people are just afraid or just rather not be involved with the police. If I use my cell phone and called them they can track me and I don’t want them having the ability to do that. Not that I have anything to hide but the less info the police have about me the less chance they can pin a crime on me that I didn’t do. I think that it was sad that this man was kind of left for dead but some of the blame MUST go to the police. If they treated us as if we were people instead of criminals stuff like this wouldn’t happen. There are 2 sides to every story my friend.

gravatar iconxkayah- Sat, Jun 14, 2008 - 11:24 pm

black people, stop defending yourselves on this one! this time there were no blacks around to call the police, it was people of other races that stood around and did nothing! so what is their excuse?

gravatar iconJean-Baptiste- Mon, Jun 16, 2008 - 10:31 am

Would you really stop and help the guy? Easy to say I WOULD HOP OUT MY CAR AND HELP HIM. It didn’t happen in front of you, you just don’t wanna make a fool outta yourself on internet. EVERYONE here says I’ll help the guy. You still didn’t do anything about it; you weren’t there. 99% of people would say the same…reacting the same is a lot harder. As you saw, no one “helped” and anyways what was there to do? Call 911. 4 people did: 1 was enough. The guy is paralyzed no one could’ve done anything but a Saint. So to all people saying this is a disgrace to human race, think twice before saying **** again. The driver’s is the one to blame: ArE YOU BLIND?! Personnally I woulda taken a picture too, I woulda most probably walked by thinking it’s a joke.

gravatar iconBill- Sun, Oct 26, 2008 - 12:56 pm

The video shows 2 limousines passing Danny’s Grocery.  The first displays American flags while the second shows a left blinker.  These dignitaries were probably stopped at the traffic light waiting to make a left turn when the suspects approached the intersection at Main and Park.

According to witnesses the suspects were driving recklessly at a high rate of speed, running the red light when they turned left onto Park Street.  They must have turned right in front of the dignitaries!

This means the two-car motorcade was within 15 feet of the suspects cars and it’s occupants were looking right at the suspects!  Do you suppose any of them offered a description of the suspects?  Or just didn’t want to get involved?

And how about those audio tapes?  How many of you noticed that the “four” 911 calls were really just “two” 911 calls?  Three of the calls are segments of one 911 call.

gravatar iconcompassion- Tue, Apr 27, 2010 - 10:20 am

what if that was YOUR father? think about it.

gravatar iconjohn shoemaker- Sat, Sep 25, 2010 - 12:49 pm

Listen, I have seen black cops treating other blacks messed up too. It’s because halfway into the interrogation they figure it out. They know better. 8 out of ten times a crime is committed it’s done by a black man, and don’t blame the cops for that. The statistics don’t lie, that’s why they are treated that way. A black many walking down the street in a suit vs. a black man wearing thug clothing; of course they will be treated differently.

gravatar iconAngel Torres- Fri, Apr 15, 2011 - 9:54 am

its kind of scary that i googled my name and i found this…..it makes you think.

gravatar iconjoker- Thu, Apr 12, 2012 - 2:35 pm

why does this have to do with a race?? (john shoemaker)

gravatar iconJessy- Fri, Jul 06, 2012 - 9:34 am

I THINK IN THIS CASE EVERYONE WAS WRONG BECAUSE NOT ONE PERSON WENT TO SEE IF HE WAS OHKAY THEY JUST KEPT IT MOVING LIKE IF NOTHING HAD HAPPEN IF THT WAS ME I WOULD OF WENT TO SEE OR ACT LEAST ASK IF HE WAS OHKAY . WITHOUT TOUCHING HIM OR ANYTHING LIKE COME ON NOW WHAT IF THAT WAS YOUR FAMILY OR EVEN YOU WOULDNT YOU WANT PEOPLE TO COME SEE IF YOU WAS OHKAY . HES IN A BETTER PLACE NOW LOOKING DOWN ON HIS SON AND FAMILY . AND I JUST WISH THAT WHEN THAT HAPPEN HE DIDNT THINK HE WAS ALL ALONE SINCE NOONE WENT TO HIM . ITS ALSO MESSED US THE ONLY REASON PEOPLE DIDNT GO WAS BECAUSE THEY AFRIAD OF THE COPS WHY THE NEED TO BE SCARED YOU DIDNT DO ANYTHING RIGHT WELL I DIDNT THINK SO . SO EVERYONE WAS WRONG IN THIS CASE . WELL MAY ANGEL TORRES REST IN PEACE !

gravatar iconHephaestion- Sun, Jun 09, 2013 - 10:01 am

Have you people never heard of Bystander Intervention? Maybe the people people in the situation did not want to get involved as they did not know the extent of the damage, perhaps they knew that they did not have the correct training to deal with any issues and therefore not want to get involved for fear of causing any worse issues. It is wonderful that 4 people called the police in under 1 minute and we should be happy that people had that kind of control. But you have got to understand that people nowadays do not have the right frame of mind to help people in situations such as this. It is not fair to assume that people were in the wrong simply because they did not jump to the help of an elderly man, would you, logically, jump into a situation like this if you do not know whether or not the same thing was going to happen to you? There is so much more to look at with situations like this that just the provided evidence.

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