Good Samaritan Struck By Car, Ticketed For Jaywalking

Roger Bouzy: I've Suffered Greatly For Trying To Do Right Thing

GREENWICH, Conn. (CBSNewYork) — File this story under no good deed goes unpunished.

CBS 2’s Lou Young got exclusive access to a Connecticut Good Samaritan, who ended up hurt physically and financially after trying to do the right thing.

Roger Bouzy has had better weeks. The bus driver is currently hospitalized and ticketed by police after stopping to help a fellow driver. He said he left his bus to lend a hand Tuesday evening and suddenly everything went black.

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“I stop and then turn around to go back to my bus and that’s it. I don’t know nothing. I never saw the car. Nothing’ at all,” Bouzy said.

His broken arm and ankle and various other injuries aside, police looked over the scene and saw that Bouzy had crossed the road in the middle of the block and wrote him a ticket for reckless use of the highway by a pedestrian. His wife is still shocked police delivered the summons to the emergency room.

Thanks God he’s alive. I don’t know why they give him a ticket. I don’t think it’s fair,” Jeanne Bouzy said.

The ticket he got is what most New Yorker would know as jaywalking ticket. In other words police said he should’ve been using the crosswalk. He should’ve waited for the light during what he thought was an emergency.

“Although the actions of the bus driver were certainly admirable — we understand why he would want to go over there and check on a fellow worker — the circumstances are that he actually stepped into traffic in a place he really should not have been,” Greenwich Police Lt. Kraig Gray said.

Roger Bouzy’s fellow bus drivers were really steamed over that.

“I’m not mad at the person that hit him. I’m mad at the Greenwich Police officers, because if he was in Stamford none of that would’ve happened. No, I don’t think so and I don’t think that’s right,” Veronica Shavers said.

Bouzy said he’ll fight the $50 when he’s well enough to walk.

The driver of the car that hit Bouzy was not cited in connection with the accident.

Think this Good Samaritan got the raw end of this deal? Tell us your thoughts below.

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  • Jake

    Thanks God he’s alive. I don’t know why they give him a ticket. I don’t think it’s fair,”

    I don’t know about all of you but the only thing I want the cops to do is get the facts straight and write it down. I don’t want the cops to decide what’s fair and what’s not fair, that’s what a jury is for! Cops wrote a ticket for a guy that was jaywalking and if the driver of the car was my mother, I want the cops to figure out who broke the law and who didn’t.

    Let the jury decide if he a “deserves” the ticket or not. If I’m on the jury I’m letting him go and telling him thanks, but I’m not blaming the cops for doing their job.

  • pi$$ed OFF btch

    This is why i hate government officials. I hope some day that cop needs help and everyone just looks the other way for fear of being ticketed. This world does not have enough good honest and care giving people in it and when one does appear this is what happens. That is why the world is the way it is full of self serving disstructive hateful people.

  • Andrew

    The ticket is to make sure that the driver of the car isn’t considered at fault for whatever insurance/legal reasons…

    The bus driver should have at least looked both ways before crossing the street, he obviously didn’t (as per his statement).

    You can say all you want, but if the bus driver had been severely injured (paralyzed/death), it would still be his fault, but the driver would be in serious legal trouble.

  • Trishe

    Cop must have being short one ticket in order to meet his quota.

  • C.J.

    What time during the day did this happen? Was it still light out?

  • Mr. Armenia

    The cops here are doing their job. This bus driver disobeyed the law as he committed reckless use of the highway by a pedestrian.

    This is not about someones race.

    It is ridiculous that people cross the highways foolishly.

  • Fred

    Greenwich really needs the revenue.

    • Mark

      Where do I send the check to pay Roger’s fine?


    “…he actually stepped into traffic in a place he really should not have been,” Greenwich Police Lt. Kraig Gray said. And of course, the police officer was also in a place he should not have been at the time…Dunkin Donuts.

    How about that…A bus driver doing a police officer’s job, protecting and serving the public…and a police officer doing a bus driver’s job…collecting tickets…neverthelless…the ticket will be thrown out by a sensible judge.

  • Marie

    Oh Please, Don’t you think that getting hit by a car was punishment enough!!!
    What were these officers thinking?

  • Homie

    Real american heroes!

  • mike

    Hey! what does the police union have to say about this story?!? It’s a good thing that we have these ‘hero’ cops. Snort …

  • http://Na Dave

    What was the emergency ? Was it worth it for him ?

  • glad to not be in greenwich

    Now that’s progressive law enforcement. NOT!! Greenwich cops what a bunch of losers.

  • Marcus

    “Cross at the green, not in between”

  • alter ego

    Racist Greenwich cops.

  • Tom

    Be well , Roger and forget about the ticket

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