This topic has been discussed to death with many different opinions on what to do. After my recent ordeal, I just want to thank those of you that choose to stop.
Last night my 17 year old son was involved in a 3 car accident along a local highway. He has a broken leg and his 2 buddies in the car were unhurt. As I drove frantically (but safely) to the scene he was on the phone with me telling me about the 2 nurses that had immediately stopped to help him. "I'm fine Mom and the 2 nurses standing here want me to tell you that I will be OK. They said they would stay with me until you're here if I want them to".
My son has talked about those nurses making him feel so much better on several occasions today. They didn't do a darn thing clinically for him but I'm so darn grateful that they took the time to provide my son with the emotional support that I was not there to provide when he was scared to death.
They were gone when I arrived but if you happen to have been a nurse along a highway in the midwest last night helping 3 scared teenage boys I will never be able to thank you enough!