People called 911 within minutes of the accident, but the sheer amount of people who just drove by the victim, along with the people walking on the street taking pictures, led Hartford Police Chief Daryl Roberts to say bitterly that "We no longer have a moral compass...We have no regard for each other."
The victim of the hit and run is reportedly paralyzed from the accident and fighting for his life. Police are still seeking the arrest of the driver.
This incident is not only sounding off alarm bells in the United States, but in many countries including Canada. The hot button question is raised, "Are we losing our moral compass?".