Post: Pedestrian Injuries All in Good Fun

new030.jpgToday’s New York Post features the wacky story of a motorist from the Bronx who — get this — drove through the window of a Midtown map store. A "befuddled" Rodney Bailey "left a West 43rd Street parking garage at about 8 a.m. and made a right
turn into the front of a Hagstrom Map shop next door, smashing the
plate glass to smithereens."

On his way to the store, Bailey "clipped" two unnamed pedestrians, who were hospitalized "with injuries that police said were not critical." Bailey wasn’t charged with anything and was allowed to drive his truck from the scene an hour later.

Man, that is something. Reminds me of when my wife got "clipped" by a taxi and was admitted to the hospital with non-critical injuries. It was over six years ago, but we still get a chuckle out of the permanent nerve damage and chronic pain. The cab driver didn’t get off so easily — found himself on the business end of a $75 fine for failing to yield.

Good times.

Photo: New York Post

  • I find it unbelievable that NYPD allowed this man to drive away without being charged… do we know if they even breathalysed him?

  • Seriously. What is wrong with the NYPD, the NYC media, and people in NYC for accepting this kind of thing. Using a car as a weapon–even intentionally–deserves some punishment. I’m happy to have a year off from this nonsense being in France where I don’t think this kind of thing would pass.

  • PDX

    Oh now I get it, see it is funny because he broke a pane of glass and the people he clipped were in pain… Hilarious.

  • Sam

    Man this is ludicrous. If you do anything like this your license should be immediately revoked pending some sort of review (to decide if the driver was or wasn’t at fault). So many awful drivers in this city..

  • Guido

    It’s what you get when any piece of crap can get behind the wheel.

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