Motorist Guilty After Car-Door Killing

February 23, 2012 Brooklyn Eagle Staff
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JAY STREET (AP) — A woman whose open car door propelled a bicyclist into the path of an Atlantic Avenue bus has been convicted of driving with a suspended license.

Krystal Francis was found guilty on Tuesday in Kings County Supreme Court. Hon. Guy Mangano was presiding.

According to the New York Post, the defense attorney claimed that there was no proof that Francis was aware her license had been suspended.

The bicyclist, Jasmine Herron, was killed in the September 2010 while riding on Atlantic Avenue in Prospect Heights. Police say the car door sent her reeling into the path of an MTA bus. She was struck by the bus and was pronounced dead at the scene.

Francis called 911 after she realized what had happened. She maintained she had not been driving the car before the accident.


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