Citing Erroneous NYPD Report, State DMV Judge Declines to Take Action Against Driver Who Killed Lauren Davis

Lauren Davis. Photo: Family of Lauren Davis

The family of Lauren Davis is reeling after a judge at the state Department of Motor Vehicles declined to take action against the motorist who struck and killed her on Classon Avenue last year.

Davis, 34, was biking northbound on Classon Avenue on April 15, when Jennine Chung ran her over at the intersection with Lexington Avenue. Initial police reports said Davis was biking against the direction of traffic when she was struck, but those were later revoked and amended after eyewitness testimony proved otherwise.

Chung was making a left on Lexington from Classon when she stuck Davis, according to the corrected police report, indicating that she violated her right-of-way. She was eventually charged with failure to exercise due care, a misdemeanor.

Today’s Headlines

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  • Rosa Ramirez, Struck by Bronx Motorcyclist Who Left Scene, Declared Brain Dead (DNA)
  • Public, Officials Still Largely in the Dark Regarding Penn Station Work (NYT, PoliticoAMNYNews)
  • General Contractors Association of New York: Let’s Privatize Penn (Post)
  • Cuomo Spent a Day Glorifying a Bridge — And How Was Your Commute? (WNYC, PoliticoNews)
  • The Post Editorial Board Might Have Spiked Bo Dietl’s Mayoral Ambitions; More: NYT
  • Correction Staff Caught Using City Vehicles for Vacations; De Blasio: And? (NYT)
  • State Legislators Get a Textalyzer Demonstration; NYCLU Objects (NPR)
  • MTA to Buy 200 Buses for Use During L Train Shutdown (DNA)
  • Wall Street-Rockaway Ferry Service Starts Monday (Post, AMNY); East River Fares Will Drop (DNA)
  • High-Speed UWS Crash Involving Motorist and Motorcyclist Seriously Injures 1 (Rag)
  • Big Shoes to Fill: TSTC Executive Director Veronica Vanterpool Is Moving On (MTR)

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What Will It Take for Sacramento to Make Walking Safer in Poor Neighborhoods?

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Police and city planners in Sacramento have come under scrutiny in the weeks since police were caught on tape assaulting Nandi Cain, Jr., a black man, during a jaywalking stop. Cain, who was legally using an unmarked crosswalk, has since filed a civil rights lawsuit against the city. Now, reporters are looking into why there are so few marked crosswalks in one of Sacramento's poorest areas.

Today’s Headlines

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  • De Blasio Budget: Greenway Upgrade Is the Marquee Transpo Project (PoliticoNYT, AMNY, News)
  • Cuomo: I Would Do a Better Job Running Penn Station (Post); Amtrak Plan Expected Today (AMNY)
  • RPA: L Train Project Is an Opportunity for the MTA (Vice via @TransitCenter)
  • Start Planning for May 4 If You Rely on Hudson River Greenway Access (NYT)
  • NYPD Body Camera Program Debuts in the 34th Precinct (NYT)
  • Off-Duty DWI Cop Charged With Manslaughter for Van Wyck Crash (News); Post: “Accident”
  • Impaired Driver Gets 90-Day License Suspension and $500 Fine for LI Crash That Killed 4 (Post)
  • Mayoral Candidates Have Thoughts on Transit (Post)
  • Post Columnist: The Problem With Penn Station Is Penn Station
  • No, NYT, Cuomo’s New Highway Bridges Won’t Make Driving Easier

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