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Gotta love the DC Po-poPolice Ticket Jaywalker With Fatal Injuries
Charles Atherton, 73, a prominent citizen of Washington, D.C. who formerly worked as the secretary of the U.S. Commission on Fine Arts that advises the government on architecture and design in official Washington, was hit by a car last week as he walked across busy Connecticut Avenue in the nation's capital. Even though he was in critical condition and unresponsive at the scene, D.C. police issued him a $5 jaywalking ticket, reports The Associated Press.
On Saturday night, Atherton died from his injuries. His family found the jaywalking ticket tucked into this belongings at the hospital. He was found to be at fault for the accident since he was jaywalking.
Facing a public relations crisis, Police Capt. Willie Smith told The Washington Post, "We knew it was a serious injury, but we didn't know it was life-threatening." He acknowledged that had the police known Atherton would die, they would not have issued the ticket.