New York Post: “Drivers Who Hit People on Sidewalks Not Prosecuted”

Steve Vaccaro tells the New York Post that laws in New York State favor drivers who strike pedestrians on sidewalks.

The driver who mowed down an elderly abortion pioneer won’t be prosecuted for reckless driving — making him the fifth motorist in a 30-day stretch to hit a pedestrian on a sidewalk and not face serious charges, The Post has learned.

The spate of pedestrians getting hit on sidewalks has led to three deaths, two serious injuries and calls for reforming New York’s notoriously hard-to-stick vehicular-crime laws.

The absence of criminal charges against any one of those drivers illustrates the need for New York to reform its vehicular-crime laws, according to Steve Vaccaro, a lawyer who specializes in representing pedestrians hit by motor vehicles.

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