Good Samaritan Saved People From Being Hit By A Car, Got Jaywalking Ticket

Remember the adage "no good deed goes unpunished?" Well, Jim Moffett was helping two elderly women and a man cross a busy Denver street in a snowstorm when a pickup went straight at them - Jim pushed the three out of the way, but got struck himself.

His reward for being a Good Samaritan? 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.

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Previously on Neatorama: Suing a Good Samaritan


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What many of you don't know is that the bus stop is between crosswalks that are a 1/2 mile either direction. These ladies were going to cross the street no matter what. Jim knew this and thought he would rather help than not. That is a good samaritan, this other legal gobbley gook is nonsense!!! He is a true American Hero!!
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Sure, abolish jaywalking laws. But if you get creamed, you or your family should have to pay the driver reparations for psychological harm.
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