Disabled Man Gets Ticket For Walking Too Slow After He's Hit By SUV While Crossing Street

He was hit by an SUV, and still got a ticket.

By Jaime Lutz

A Colorado man in a wheelchair apparently got a ticket because he could not cross the road during the crossing signal, KDVR-TV reported.

Kyle Wolfe said he was crossing the street in downtown Denver but could not make it through the intersection in the 20 seconds that it was his right of way. 

He was 5 feet from the curb when an SUV hit him, Wolfe said, totaling his wheelchair and leaving him with scrapes and bruises. 

And, to his surprise, Wolfe received a ticket after the incident for disobeying the traffic signal.

"I was very shocked that a pedestrian that has the right of way got a ticket," Wolfe said to KDVR.

A police spokesman said that Wolfe can contest his ticket in court, but Wolfe said the issue lies with the speed of the crossing light.

"That is not fast enough for a handicap person to get across a cross walk," Wolfe said.

[Photo: KDVR]

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