Photo by PoPville flickr user Jim Havard
So I just wanted to alert you to something that happened tonight that reminds me of just how great DC is.
I was with my girlfriend and we were driving a couple of friends home after dinner on Barracks Row. Around the corner of 15th and Kentucky Ave SE, we saw a man bleeding on the ground and a woman kneeling next to him. She flagged us down and said he had fallen on the ground.
Within minutes, more neighbors had come out to help. One person ran to get towels to apply pressure to the wound and give him aid. A couple people tried to track down a friend of his. Others helped direct traffic. And another person called 9-1-1.
Not 3 minutes later, 4 police cars, an ambulance, and a fire truck were on the scene and he was quickly given aide. Since we were unable to track down the man’s friend, the police decided to drive straight to the person’s house while the EMTs put the man in the ambulance.
People love to mock DC and say we are ruining America. And I hate that. DC is a great place. We are a community. Tonight was just another reminder of that. A bunch of random people came together to help a person that none of us knew.“