Good Samaritan helps elderly man fallen in road

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Dashcam video shows a man come to the aid of an elderly pedestrian who had fallen on a busy intersection as other cars swerved around him. (KTRK)

Dashcam video shows a man come to the aid of an elderly pedestrian who had fallen on a busy intersection as other cars swerved around him.

Barry Shaw's dashcam recorded the pedestrian struggling to walk with a cane in the middle of heavy traffic at the intersection on Tuesday.

The good Samaritan said he was driving when he spotted the pedestrian losing his footing in the middle of the road.

"The gentleman there was just in the point of falling down on the ground," said Shaw. "He just went over, and I was like, 'Oh, my goodness.'"

Shaw said to make matters worse, cars were just swerving around him.

"My first reaction was, 'Why isn't anyone stopping, not just to help him, but why aren't people stopping to help him? Because there's an old man lying in the road," he said.

The footage shows Shaw getting out of his car to help the pedestrian. He is then seen flagging down other drivers to help lift the man up and walk him to the other side of the roadway safely.

Thankfully, the pedestrian was not hurt, and Shaw said he's thankful it wasn't worse.

"He could have easily gotten run over, very easily," he said. "I ask for help from God every day, so when there's the opportunity to help someone else, you have to take it."

WSVN reports that Shaw decided not to call 911 because the pedestrian was not disoriented or seriously hurt.
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