TERRE HAUTE, Ind. (WTHI) - A Terre Haute woman, who's admittedly clumsy, hopes more people offer a helping hand in an emergency situation than did at hers just this past Monday.
Amber Young, 30, a mother of two, smacked face-first into a piece of playground equipment at Deming Park while chasing her son. She said the sun, at roughly 3:30 p.m., blinded her line of sight.
Young fell flat, was bleeding profusely, and even blacked out for a moment.
"But no one offered to help, no one offered to see if I was OK," Young shared with News 10 from her home where she's recovering from a trip to the hospital. "We had four children with us. No one even remotely looked to see if they were OK, too! I was just truly disappointed in society, because there wasn't one person in that park who offered to help me!"
Young is recovering from a mild concussion, and has two black eyes that are clearing up, though not fast enough for her.
Young was alert enough to recall the park was populated with at least 15-20 adults, by her estimation, many of whom witnessed her make contact with the piece of steel.
"It does surprise me," said Jeff Fisher, the fire chief in the city. "Especially in Terre Haute!"
Fisher reminded the public that Indiana has a Good Samaritan Law that essentially makes a bystander offering assistance immunity from being legally liable.
"As long as they don't do anything wrong, neglect or turn somebody the wrong way that they know would injure them further, they are protected and covered by the Good Samaritan Law," Fisher said.
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