VIDEO: Cars swerve to miss elderly man, one stops

Thankfully, the elderly man wasn't hurt

(Credit: CNN/WSVN)
(Credit: CNN/WSVN)

(CNN) – Many drivers pass by this man every day, but don’t think twice. When he fell on hard times Tuesday, one person was there in his time of need.

Good Samaritan Barry Shaw said, “The gentleman there was just in the point of falling down on the ground. He just went over. So I’m like, oh my goodness.”

A dashcam was recording the whole thing. Barry Shaw was heading south on Lejeune, and as he approached the intersection of southwest eighth street, he saw the man on his back in the middle of the road. To make matters worse, cars were just swerving around him.

Shaw said, “My first reaction was, like, why isn’t anyone stopping? Not just to help him. Why aren’t just people stopping because there’s an old man lying in the road?”

You can see Shaw gets out to help and flags a couple drivers down to lift the man up and make it to the other side safely.

Thankfully, he wasn’t hurt, and Shaw says he’s thankful it wasn’t worse.

Shaw noted, “He could have easily got run over, very easily. I ask for help from God every day, so when there’s an opportunity to help someone else, you have to take it.”

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