Group calls on NYPD to hold dangerous drivers accountable

A local group is calling on the NYPD to hold dangerous drivers accountable for their actions in an effort to keep Brooklyn streets safer.

Transportation Alternatives says it wants police to adopt a strict no tolerance policy against drivers involved in accidents. They point to specific incidents, including a crash in Park Slope two years ago where a man named Hutch Ganson was struck and sent into a coma while walking his daughter to school.

According to the group, studies show that from 2000 to 2009, more people were killed in traffic accidents than murdered by guns across the city. They also note that in most of the hit-and-run accident reports from this year, drivers were let go after telling police they didn't realize they hit anyone.

sorry to interrupt
your first 20 are free
Access to News 12 is free for Optimum, Comcast®, Time Warner® and Service ElectricSM customers.
Please enjoy 20 complimentary views of articles, photos, and videos during the next 30 days.
you have reached your 5 view limit
Access to News 12 is free for Optimum, Comcast®, Time Warner® and Service ElectricSM customers.
Please login, create an account or subscribe to continue enjoying News12.
Our sign-up page is undergoing maintenance and is not currently available. However, you will be given direct access to news12.com while we complete our upgrade.
When we are back up and running you will be prompted at that time to complete your sign in. Until then, enjoy the local news, weather, traffic and more that's "as local as local news gets."