Her shocked mother Kellie Obong said she was given the citation while her teenage daughter was being rushed into the operating theatre for emergency surgery.
Vegas police chiefs have defended the issuing of the ticket and said they had not intended to be insensitive.
You can care for, respond to, and respect another only as deeply as you know him or her.
A spokesman said he had not accused of any traffic offence and defended how the timing of the issuing of the citation.'Our officers conduct themselves in a professional and compassionate way.
We wouldn't do anything deliberately insensitive.'The city of Las Vegas in Nevada is one of the few to strictly impose jaywalking laws for pedestrians.
Although many other states have jaywalking laws on their statute books very few are enforced.
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