A fatal car wreck involving two 17-year-old boys, occurred when the Honda sedan they were driving accelerated over railroad tracks and crashed into a house. As one teen lied there, moments away from death, 41-year-old Paul Pelton whips out his cellphone and starts recording.
On the footage he could be heard calling them “idiots” as he headed towards the car. He then proceeded to open the car door and continued recording the teens, both 17, as one nears death and the other severely injured. He never bothered to render aid or comfort to either victim. He later posted the video on Facebook and tried to sell it to several TV stations.
It’s very unfortunate that a 17-year-old had to spend the last moments of his life with a camera in his face held by a complete stranger. When a few words of encouragement, comfort or support would have made a huge difference, he was left with a selfish, non compassionate person who was more of an idiot then the teens that he stated were.
When a tragedy like this happens and a bystander would rather use their phone to record it rather than calling for help or assisting the injured shows just how disconnected many people in our technological society are.
Police arrested Pelton for vehicle trespassing but he has since posted bond.
Do you think Pelton had good intentions or was he being idiot?
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