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Injured good Samaritan won’t be ticketed

February 28, 2009

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— The Colorado State Patrol has withdrawn the $22 jaywalking ticket issued to a good Samaritan who was seriously injured by a pickup after he pushed three people out of its path.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, suffered bleeding in the brain, broken bones, a dislocated shoulder and a possible ruptured spleen. He remained hospitalized in serious condition Friday.

The State Patrol said in a statement that it withdrew the citation “after examining the ... circumstances” and consulting with prosecutors. Colorado State Patrol spokesman Sgt. John Hahn said the citation didn’t meet the standard to be filed in court.

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