Quentin Tarantino Live

I saw a young girl get hit by a taxi.

While waiting to cross East 86th Street, I watched her step off the curb not seeing she didn’t have the light.

Why?

She was texting.

A woman screamed when this cab, that was going much too fast, came careening around the corner, but it was too late. The girl, all of 16, was thrown on top of his hood, bouncing off like a rubber doll.

It could have been a stunt, in a movie.  A doorman, another man in a business suit and the woman who screamed, all ran to her.

The taxi driver, a Muslim no less, his head wrapped clearly covering his brains driving that fast, stood helplessly by.

The ambulance came so quickly it was impressive.  Unconscious, they gently lifted her onto a stretcher.

The woman retrieved the girl’s phone handing it to the EMT who placed it beside her.

I can’t stop thinking about what I witnessed.

No poetic license here.

SB

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About Susannah Bianchi

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21 Responses to Quentin Tarantino Live

  1. skinnyuz2b says:

    A classic example of ‘two wrongs don’t make a right’.
    During morning meeting, a school I sub at plays clips of kids running into the entrance poles while texting. Despite the embarrassment, they continue to text and crash.

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  2. OMG …. sooooo sad. What an awful site to be imprinted in your memory.
    I wish people would realize the dangers of texting. There is nothing that important that they have to endanger their lives and others.
    While driving a few days ago, I noticed a car with a woman texting as she drove. I pulled over to get away from her and to take a deep breath.
    Isadora 😎

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    • Cab drivers talk on their phone while driving, though against the law. Today a woman ran into me while texting or emailing. I yelled at her. ‘Hey, I saw someone get hit, and you’re next if you don’t STOP IT.” I took it out on her, but truly didn’t care. I mean you are so right, what the fuck is so important. WHAT???

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      • At times, I think the cell phone for everyone – other than doctors – was an invention that has brought grave consequences. The cell phones remind me of smoking. WARNINGS …. go to uninterested people. Hopefully, you won’t have to experience another tragedy.
        Isadora 😎

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      • Except, you see it constantly. I yelled at a woman today for almost running into me. I so wanted to slap her, really. Took great restraint after seeing that girl get hit. Facebook and Twitter have ruined society as far as I’m concerned. Tweet this people.

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  3. Rob says:

    Must have been a traumatic experience for you. Images like that haunt our dreams.

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  4. The worst part is it will have no impact. Probably not even on her.

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  5. nikkispeaks says:

    I recently got a job in the city, and just after month, its amazing how reckless so many people are, and how distracted we are. And its not just a single person here and there, and its people in groups. I’ve caught myself crossing against the light because it seemed like everyone else on the sidewalk was, and almost playing a game of dare with these taxis. The thing is so many of us know that we do this, and yet we still do it.

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  6. Patricia says:

    How awful! I hope the girl will be okay and the taxi driver, too. Both in the wrong and now have to deal with it. I get really perturbed with people and their phones. It’s like a cell phone comes with a common courtesy removal app and an unconscious to the world app added to the brain for some people.

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  7. I think that would give me nightmares to see. I had a friend who saw an old woman get killed right in front of him in a similar situation, only with a bus. Do you think she lived?

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  8. I’m so sorry you had to witness this horrific site…it so awful. I hope she is ok too…ugh

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