NYC Employee Gets Off Free After Hit-And-Run
Written By: Rheingold, Valet, Rheingold, Ruffo & Giuffra LLP
Last year, a highway repairman for the Department of Transportation was driving a City owned Mack truck and ran over 21-year-old, Roxana Sorina Buta, then continued driving.
He never turned himself in but was found and summoned on two accounts, "failure to yield to a pedestrian in a crosswalk" and "failure to exercise due care." He was found not guilty on both in court last week.
On Tuesday May 24, 2012, Buta left her job as a waitress at 1:26 a.m. on a rainy night. She was walking across the street neither drunk nor talking on her cell phone when the truck ran her over.
The driver has been found not guilty because officials "have no proof" that he was aware that he hit her.
Buta's family has already lost her and with the driver receiving no punishment, they feel as though they have nothing.