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Our strange sad experience today

My daughter and I stopped at a Starbucks in our downtown area to celebrate a good driving lesson. We took a walk with our coffees and my daughter said “Mom is that a body?” There was a person on a grassy patch of ground at a busy intersection. Someone had called the police a few minutes before and they arrived and secured the scene as we were standing there. It was so sad and We felt helpless. Thanks for listening I just needed to share.

http://abc7chicago.com/body-found-along-northwest-highway-in-arlington-heights/3456521/

Re: Our strange sad experience today

  • MobKazMobKaz Chicago suburbs
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    Yikes. I am perhaps 8-10 miles from there. I am going to hope someone saw this man collapse and immediately called for an ambulance. This is a highly active and busy intersection. I cannot believe he was there for long without being noticed.

    I had a 12 hour day between work and babysitting, so I haven’t had a chance to watch any local news yet today.  I’m anxious to see what is reported tonight.  
  • debbeaudebbeau
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    The man who called the police was still there when we got there. He said the man was on the ground when he found him. 
  • edited May 11
    That is really sad. I’m sorry you experienced that. I always worry in these cases at busy places that people think “oh well someone else must have called it in already” and then carry on.

    Recently, I was driving to work one morning and this yellow car is in front of me and we stop at a red light. Light turns green and car doesn’t move. I wait a few seconds then honk. Nothing. I honk again. Then I think are they trying to get into the right lane for some reason? (Two lanes we were were in the left). So I decided to go around them via the left turn lane and as I’m slowly going I glance at the driver and she looks like she’s either asleep or dead. I freaked out and called 911 but the flow of traffic was so busy I couldn’t pull over safely for several blocks. 911 said they were on the way but I kept thinking about what if I had just forced a pull over and ran to see if they were ok or needed cpr. I’ll never know but I hope the person was just asleep (narcolepsy?!) and didn’t have a heart attack and die while waiting for the light to turn green. 
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  • thisismynickname2thisismynickname2 City By The Lake
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    That's so sad.

    Also, my in-laws live like 4 blocks from there. 
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  • I'm sorry you and your daughter had to witness that!  It would be upsetting.
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  • ernursejernursej
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    Really sorry that you had to witness that. Never easy.


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