To prove the old adage that no good deed goes unpunished, here's is a good example why I don't care about living in the continental US. Why people still flock there is beyond my comprehension!
DENVER – A good Samaritan who helped push three people out of the path of a pickuptruck 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.
So now you know. Helping people in need does not help you in Colorado. Those two eldery woman should have froze to death or at least being run over by the incoming truck! That can save you from a ticket.
That's why the United States is in the way it is right now.
When you care more about the letter of the law than anybody's well being, well, you just became an A-Hole!
At least I won't be visiting Colorado anytime soon.