Family members said 58-year-old 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 . He was in serious but stable condition Wednesday.
The Trooper Ryan Sullivan said that despite Moffett’s intentions, jaywalking contributed to the accident. issued the citation.
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 that led to injury. Sullivan said the two elderly women haven’t been cited but the investigation is ongoing.
That’s why they are Law Enforcement Officers now and not Peace Officers anymore.