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 reward for his good deed: A jaywalking ticket.
Family members said 58-year-old bus driver 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 said that despite Moffett's intentions, jaywalking
contributed to the accident.
Moffett had been driving his bus when the two women got off. In
the interest of safety, he got out and, together with another
passenger, helped the ladies cross.
Moffett's stepson, Ken McDonald, said the driver of the pickup
plowed into his stepfather, but not before Moffett pushed the two
women out of the way.
When he awoke in intensive care, he learned of the ticket. "His
reaction was dazed and confused. I was a little angry," said
The other man also was cited for jaywalking, while the pickup
driver was cited with careless driving that led to injury. Sullivan
said the two elderly women haven't been cited but the investigation