Hospitalized in Coma, Girl, 13, Is Ticketed for Jaywalking
Posted Jan 6, 2011 12:35 PM CDT
By Martha Neil
Hit by a car as she was walking home from school on Tuesday, a Las Vegas eighth-grader is in the hospital in a medically induced coma.
But that didn't prevent police from ticketing Takara Davis, 13, for jaywalking, reports KLAS-TV.
Since the teen was unable to accept the ticket, an officer gave it to her mother, Kellie Obong, at the hospital and told her Takara must be in court on March 6, the station says.
The teen's brain is bleeding and she has no feeling on her left side, according to her mom, who says the ticket is not a high priority right now and questions why it had to be handed to her at the hospital.
In a written statement, the Metropolitan Police Department says its officers are compassionate professionals and would not intentionally act in an insensitive manner.