Yesterday I witnessed a nasty car accident in Phoenix. The driver of one car was ok (but really shaken up) and the driver of the other car, an older lasy, was in a pretty bad way - lots of cuts/bleeding etc and shaken up. There were a lot of people who stopped to help and the emergency services turned up in less than 5 minutes. I've never been so relieved to see & hear the blues & twos coming down the road.
Car accidents are not a pretty sight at the best of times, especially if there's a lot of blood. Whilst I had the luxury of being able to walk away (after I had helped as much as I could and the E services were on scene) the E services obviously had to stay and clear up the mess. I know they're paid for doing this, but it really must be a challenging job dealing with that sort of mess day in, day out. Especially if the accident(s) are caused by people being irresponsible.
So a non-patronising 'thanks' to our emergency service people who go around clearing up other people's mess. Your work is highly appreciated.