DENVER (AP) - A good Samaritan who helped push three people out
of the path of a pickup truck before being struck and injured has
gotten a strange rewarded for his good deed: A jaywalking ticket.
Family members say 58-year-old Jim Moffett and another man were
helping two elderly women cross a busy Denver street in a snowstorm
when he was hit Friday night.
Moffett suffered bleeding in the brain, broken bones, a
dislocated shoulder and a possible ruptured spleen. He was in
serious but stable condition Wednesday.
The Colorado State Patrol issued the citation. Trooper Ryan
Sullivan says that despite Moffett's intentions, jaywalking
contributed to the accident.
Another good Samaritan that night also was cited for jaywalking,
while the pickup driver was cited with careless driving that led to
injury. Sullivan says the two elderly women haven't been cited but
the investigation is ongoing.