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