Colorado good Samaritan cleared of jaywalking
DENVER, Colorado – The Colorado State Patrol has withdrawn the $22 jaywalking ticket issued to a good Samaritan who was seriously injured by a pickup after he pushed three people out of its path.
Bus driver Jim Moffett of Denver and another man were helping two elderly women cross a busy Denver street in a snowstorm when he was hit Feb. 20.
Moffett, 58, was treated for bleeding in the brain, broken bones and a dislocated shoulder. He remained hospitalized in serious condition Friday.
The state patrol said in a written release it was withdrawing the citation “after examining the totality of the circumstances” and consulting with prosecutors. The release didn’t explain the reasons, and a patrol spokesman didn’t immediately return a call.
The review was done by Lt. Col. Doyle S. Eicher. In the statement, Eicher cited “the complexities that a trooper faces when investigating a crash” and said some cases warrant a review.
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