Friday, January 12, 2007

 

Comatose Teen Hit By Car Gets Jaywalking Ticket

`A New Jersey teenager was hit by a car and ended up in a 10-day coma. While comatose, the teen received in the mail a ticket for jaywalking for the night she was hit. Her outraged family went to court to have the ticket dismissed. [..]

“At first, they didn’t think she was going to make it at all. Then they thought she was going to have severe brain damage,” Robin Van Brunt said.

After the accident Ryan slipped into a 10-day-long coma. While she was unconscious in bed, the teen received in the mail a ticket for jaywalking on the night she was hit.

Ryan woke up with severe pain and a date in court. [..]

Others agreed that the ticket issued by a West Orange Police officer was in poor taste.’




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