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DENVER – 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 McDonald.

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 is ongoing.

This pretty much speaks for itself. Seriously, what the fuck? Those people were going to be crossing the road at that point anyway. Because they were old, the bus driver decided to help them. It's part of a driver's job to be on the watch for that kind of thing. Pedestrians technically do have the right of way, wherever they are. And I cannot fucking believe that after all that trouble the bus driver went to he got a bloody ticket? It really makes no sense to me. If, as the story reads, there was indeed a snow storm, the driver should have been even more cautious than usual. This doesn't seem right at all. Or maybe I'm crazy. Seriously though, fuck that ticket. This more or less speaks for itself. I wasn't intending to rant today, so there may or may not be another one soon. It's just when I saw this I was inexplicably pissed off. Ugh. Stupid fucking people.

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That is stupid.

[iT's JESSiCA BABii &|0 likes] [|reply]

"...but the investigation is ongoing."

That's ridiculous. I read this, too.

[-kayStar|0 likes] [|reply]

And People around the world wonder why Americans don't help one another. It is because of stupid laws such as jaywalking. Did you know that if someone gets in a car accident and the car is flipped over and they are trapped in it and the car could explode that you legally have to leave them in the car because if you pull them out and they have spine injuries you could mess them up worse and they could be paralyzed for the rest of their lives. If you pull them out and they are paralyzed you could be sued!

[FurboxStar|0 likes] [|reply]

People are so ridiculous. In Maryland, jaywalking is a $40 fine. I don't believe it would be much different in any other state, or at least I hope not.

[xo heather|0 likes] [|reply]

That is so ridick. Gah. But actually, pedestrians don't have the right of way everywhere. Not in England yo!

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