First, the awful story of the two women killed by joyriders in a stolen car:
One nearby resident said: 'The impact of the crash actually shook our house, it was that horrendous.The two 15 year old girls, you see, were in the car that hit (and totally destroyed) the other driver's Ford Fiesta.
'I heard the sirens, a huge bang, and then more sirens as more police and ambulances came to the scene.'
Another said: 'I saw the girls standing there and I was going to go over and say "Are you all right?" because I thought it must have all just been a terrible accident. 'I'm glad I didn't now.'
But contrast that first (albeit mistaken) impulse with the next story, that of the driver who hit a child in the road:
A shocked driver was forced to flee an angry mob who turned on him as he tried to help a dying toddler he had accidentally knocked down in his car.I know which attitude I prefer to see in this country, even if it did turn out to be a wrong asumption...
The 45-year old motorist stopped his silver estate after it struck three-year-old Harley Huetson who was playing on a scooter in the road.
But as the unnamed driver tried to help resuscitate Harley, angry locals confronted the man and began pushing and jostling him on the street.
They began hurling abuse and even smashed his car windows.