Colorado reconsiders ticket issued to good Samaritan
DENVER, Colorado ” The Colorado State Patrol says it’s reconsidering the jaywalking ticket issued to a good Samaritan who was seriously injured by a pickup after he pushed three people out of the vehicle’s path in Denver, Colorado.
Bus driver Jim Moffett and another man were helping two elderly women cross a busy Denver street in a snowstorm when he was hit Feb. 20.
The 58-year-old Moffett suffered bleeding in the brain, broken bones, a dislocated shoulder and a possible ruptured spleen. He remained hospitalized in serious condition Friday.
Moffett, the other good Samaritan and one of the women were cited for jaywalking. The patrol said the other woman wasn’t directly involved.
The patrol originally said that despite Moffett’s intentions, jaywalking contributed to the accident.
The patrol said Thursday it is “re-examining the investigation” and reviewing the tickets with prosecutors.
The pickup driver was cited for careless driving resulting in injury.
The two women and the other good Samaritan were passengers on Moffett’s Regional Transportation District bus.