Saturday, February 28, 2009

Jaywalking Hero's Ticket Dropped

A good samaritan who was helping two elderly women cross a busy street, paid for it with broken bones and bleeding on the brain after pushing them out of the way of an oncoming truck. But, since he was jaywalking at the time, he was also issued a citation. However, the Colorado State Patrol has decided he has suffered enough.

Bus driver Jim Moffett, 58, of Denver and another man were helping two elderly women cross a busy Denver street in a snowstorm when Moffett was struck Feb. 20. He pushed the other three out of the way, but suffered bleeding on the brain, broken bones, a dislocated shoulder and a possible ruptured spleen.

The State Patrol said in a statement that it withdrew the citation after seeing what bad publicity it would be ... oh, rather, "after examining the ... circumstances" and consulting with prosecutors.

The Patrol had initially cited the jaywalking as leading to the incident.

Moffett's wife Donna said:
"He's doing better, but it's going to be a long, hard road for him. His knee is just completely destroyed, his shoulder was badly dislocated, he's got a lot of internal injuries.

"He told his son he'd do it again, which really upsets me because he almost lost his life."
Watch a video report on the incident:

2 comments:

Just Energy said...

Jaywalking pushed the other three out of the way, but suffered bleeding on the brain, broken bones, a dislocated shoulder and a possible ruptured spleen.

camobel.es said...

The dude is absolutely right, and there is no question.