Police slap unlicensed driver with summons for hitting boy in Borough Park

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Cops slapped an unlicensed driver with a summons after she hit a 3-year-old boy with her car while he was crossing 44th Street in Borough Park on Sept. 19, police said.

The driver was heading down 44th Street towards 14th Avenue just before 2 pm in a black Dodge Caravan when she struck the boy as he walked into the 44th Street crosswalk near the intersection at 13th Avenue, according to police.

Paramedics transported the boy to Maimonides Medical Center, where he remains in critical but stable condition, authorities said.

The driver, who remained at the scene, had the green light at the time of the collision, according to officers, who said she was initially taken into custody, but later released and given a summons for driving without a license when cops discovered she was behind the wheel without one.

The Police Department’s Collision Investigation Squad is still investigating the incident, according to authorities.

Reach reporter Julianne McShane at (718) 260–2523 or by e-mail at Follow her on Twitter @juliannemcshane.
Updated 9:01 am, September 21, 2018
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Ken from Greenpoint says:
unlicensed driver should be locked up for good....
Sept. 21, 2018, 10:26 am
bing from bong says:
Another self entitled driver. Death penalty is the only way they learn.
Sept. 21, 2018, 6:04 pm
Frank from Furter says:
I don't countenance unlicensed driving but ordinary not aggravated unlicensed driving is a traffic infaction not a crime in fact. Aggravated unlicensed takes place after a suspension or revocation of a license or driving privilege and is a crime which can be a felony. What happens now is she will also get a formal suspension from DMV as well any any further arrests will be a crime.
Sept. 22, 2018, 6:58 am
Henry Ford from Bay Ridge says:
ACAB. A prime example.
Sept. 22, 2018, 12:22 pm
Wilbur D. Horse from Mockingbird Heights says:
According to the description here, the female motorist had the green light while driving along on 44 St. The boy was crossing in front of her, also on 44 St, so the boy could Not have had a green light. Therefore, the driver did not break any law, which explains why she was not arrested. Having said THAT, who was allowing a 3 year old boy to run across the street, unattended, against the light? Where were the adults in charge? Maybe you loudmouths should be crowing, "Inattentive parents should be locked up for good," and "Death penalty is the only way that inattentive parents learn."
Sept. 22, 2018, 2:03 pm
Jim from Cobble Hill says:
People who drive without a license or (worse) a suspended license should get jail time.
Sept. 24, 2018, 8:26 am

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