Driver Not Charged in Law Prof. Death

srobbinssmall.jpgThe New York Post reports today on the grizzly details of the accident that took the life of Brooklyn Law professor Sara Robbins. It adds that the driver of the private sanitation truck that struck her will not be charged with a crime.  Early online reports that the driver was using a cell phone at the time of the accident have not be substantiated. 


New York Post: A Brooklyn Law School professor was struck and killed by a private sanitation truck yesterday as she crossed a street about a block from her home in Brooklyn Heights, police said.

Sara Robbins, 54, who was the director of the school's law library and taught a research class, was hit at about 6 a.m. at Montague and Henry Streets, cops said. 

A preliminary investigation revealed no indication of criminality by driver Brian Hayes, 28, who was driving the Iesi New York Inc. sanitation truck, cops said. Hayes was not charged.

 Robbins was dragged under the rear wheels and crushed, police sources said.

Her sudden death stunned her colleagues.

"Sara was a key person at Brooklyn Law," said Dean Joan Wexler. "The essence of an academic institution is the library, and she made sure it functioned perfectly."

 Today's Brooklyn Eagle also covers the story (PDF of front page). (Text here, registration required)

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