Elizabeth Jaeger was running in the streets of Basking Ridge when she was hit by a car backing out of a driveway.
“I was running against the traffic as I always do, never had problems before. Usually when cars are backing out, they do so slow enough that I have time to react but on this particular morning, the car came at me so fast that I didn’t have time to react,” Jaeger said.
She hit her head and asked to call the police to file a police report.
Jaeger was then surprised to receive a ticket for not using the available sidewalk on her run.
“At this point it’s almost comical, I mean, nobody gets a ticket for this,” Jaeger said.
The police showed up at her house to give her the ticket.
According to a New Jersey law, pedestrians must use the sidewalk if/when available.
However, Jaeger believes the officer gave her the ticket for a different reason.
“What he said to me was ‘I am giving you this ticket because I didn’t like the way you talked to me’,” Jaeger said.
While she feels she was unfairly given the ticket, she has since pleaded guilty and paid the $54 fine associated with the ticket.