In New York, an unlicensed driver who kills a cyclist or a pedestrian will usually be charged with third degree aggravated unlicensed operation, the same charge applied by police and prosecutors when an unlicensed driver turns without signaling
53 year old William Faison was riding his bicycle when he was struck and killed by a car at 228th Street and 120th Avenue in Cambria Heights, Queens, NYC. The car driver who killed him was reportedly driving with a suspended license and will likely get off with a slap on the wrist.
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The site of the deadly bicycle accident, photo courtesy Google Map