NEW YORK CITY, NY – The NYPD is searching for a man who intentionally ran over a school bus driver after smashing a window out of the bus during a road rage incident. The heinous act was caught on another motorist’s dash camera.
Police released disturbing video as they search for the hit-and-run driver who they say intentionally ran over and critically injured a school bus driver in Brooklyn yesterday https://t.co/57qW0uCWZg
— WCBS Newsradio 880 (@wcbs880) May 1, 2021
Video shows the school bus stopped for a traffic light at the corner of Hinsdale St and Linden Boulevard in East New York at about 5:15 pm on Friday night. A man driving a gray 2020 Subaru Crosstrek sitting behind the bus suddenly gets out of his vehicle and walks around to the driver’s side of the school bus.
Off-camera blocked by the bus, police say the man began banging on the driver’s window of the bus while shouting at the bus driver. At one point, he allegedly smashed a window on the bus.
The man then walked back to his vehicle as the bus driver exited the bus to try and get cellphone footage of the driver. What happens next is shocking.
As the 44-year-old bus driver, identified as Camella Gainey, stood on the center median, the driver accelerated the Subaru while turning left sharply, driving onto the median and striking the bus driver.
The suspect then drove away from the scene, leaving the bus driver lying critically injured in the roadway. He was last seen driving south on Hinsdale, according to police.
Disturbing video released Saturday shows an enraged hit-and-run driver running over a school bus operator on a Brooklyn street on Friday afternoon. https://t.co/VX9B1knugS
— Brooklyn Paper (@brooklynpaper) May 3, 2021
An NYPD spokesman said Saturday:
“The guy goes up to the school bus. Looks like he broke (the) glass. She goes to take a picture and he runs her over.”
The spokesman said Gainey and her assailant did not know each other.
Gainey “sustained trauma throughout her body” and is being treated at Brookdale Hospital, police said. Authorities said the victim suffered a fractured pelvis, broken ribs, and cuts and bruises.
Gainey’s sister did not want to be interviewed, but she told CBS2’s Cory James that her sister is a mom of two and has been a bus driver for over five years.
Road rage continues in NYC. In this instance a school bus driver was run over yesterday. https://t.co/zVfiyf8Zhy
— Myles Miller (@MylesMill) May 1, 2021
Local resident Carol Brown said the intersection experiences road rage incidents frequently:
“It’s terrible … Nobody wants to wait for nobody. As soon as the light changes, they start blowing (their horns at) you, ‘start B****, get out the way’ and stuff like that.”
NYPD Searching For Hit-And-Run Driver Who Ran Over School Bus Driver In East New York – CBS New York https://t.co/mgykx6KK48
— Jai Tuss (@jai_tuss) May 3, 2021
Brown expressed her concerns for Gainey, and hopes the suspect is soon caught:
“You don’t do that to a human being. You just don’t do that.”
The suspect was described as approximately 5-foot-7, 155 pounds, and having a thin build. He was last seen wearing a light-colored jacket, a green baseball cap, blue jeans, and sneakers, police said.
The suspect’s Subaru CTK was displaying the license plate JKE-6183.
No children were on the school bus at the time of the incident, police said.
Anyone with information with regard to this incident is asked to call the NYPD’s Crime Stoppers Hotline at 1-800-577-TIPS (8477).
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Soros-funded Boston DA under investigation for allegedly impersonating cop after road rage incident
January 23, 2021
This article contains editorial content written by a retired Chief of Police and current staff writer for Law Enforcement Today.
BOSTON, MA- Sorry, but sometimes stories we come across just make us smile.
Such is the case when we heard about far-left Soros-funded Suffolk County, Massachusetts District Attorney Rachael Rollins’ little jackpot she finds herself in. Rollins, who is an anti-cop, pro-criminal stooge is apparently under investigation for impersonating a police officer after a road rage incident last month, the Boston Globe is reporting.
The Globe said that Massachusetts Attorney General Maura Healey launched an investigation into Rollins after the road rage incident between Rollins and a resident of Dorchester, Katie Lawson. According to WCVB in Boston, Rollins is a finalist for the position of U.S. Attorney in Massachusetts, a role which would have her oversee some 200 federal prosecutors.
According to media outlets which originally reported the incident, Rollins busted out the typical “do you know who I am?” screed against Lawson after the incident, which was subsequently reported to Boston Police. The confrontation occurred on Christmas Eve at the South Bay Shopping Center in the city.
Rollins and Lawson, who is also a state employee were in separate vehicles attempting to leave the parking lot. Lawson said that she tried to merge in front of Rollins’ vehicle, a black Chevy Tahoe as they were headed toward the parking lot exit, as reported by WFXT-25.
So Lawson apparently had the gall to try to merge in front of Rollins…doesn’t she know “who” Rollins is? She’s a self-important DA…she has places to go, people to see. So Rollins decided to roll down her window and engage Lawson, yelling, “You don’t want to try me today, lady, you really don’t,” according to the Globe.
“You don’t want to try me today, lady, you really don’t,”
“She pulled her car about three inches from my car and said, ‘Do you want me to write you a ticket? Because I’ll write you a ticket,” Lawson told WFXT in an interview.
“A ticket?” Really? Rollins isn’t a cop, but maybe she stayed at a Holiday Inn Express the night before.
Rollins then is alleged to have “put on the sirens, put on the strobe lights, for like, probably a couple of seconds,” Lawson recalled. She said Rollins then said, “this is not the day to try me!” Lawson said she told Rollins several times to “just go,” however Rollins refused, with Lawson telling the Globe the encounter was “disturbing.”
Lawson said, “I 1000% though that she was a police officer because the only person I know that can write you a ticket is an actual police officer. So she implied, in my opinion, she implied that she was a police officer. I thought she was a police officer. That’s why I called the police department.”
Lawson provided WFXT with a picture taken by her fiancée which showed the license plate displayed on the front car which Rollins was alleged to be driving.
WFXT sent an investigative producer and photographer to Rollins’ office to look for the vehicle, but it wasn’t there. Later that afternoon, they went to Rollins’ street where she lives where they encountered Rollins who was with a plain clothes Boston police officer, part of her security detail.
Rollins approached the crew and threatened to call the police. The interaction, which was captured on camera has Rollins say:
“I’ll call the police on you and make an allegation, and we’ll see how that works with you.”
Rollins and the officer told the crew to leave the property which was done.
She was asked about the encounter later that night by investigative reporter Ted Daniel in an on-the-record phone conversation. Rollins refused to address it, and then claimed she didn’t know who the news crew was and believed they were there to harm her.
In a tweet, Rollins claimed that a “masked white man jumped out of a truck parked in front of my home,” then claimed the man “opened his trunk and grabbed something, took it out and aimed it at me. I was terrified and turned away. My children were there.”
Earlier today a masked white man jumped out of a truck parked in front of my home, walked quickly to me while inaudibly speaking. He opened his trunk and grabbed something, took it out and aimed it at me. I was terrified and turned away. My children were there. I thought we
— DA Rachael Rollins (@DARollins) January 9, 2021
The funniest think were the replies to Rollins’ tweet, where people actually believed she was telling the truth. Ah to be so naive.
WFXT said the “masked man” was one of their photographers and that he grabbed a 25-pound news camera and was wearing a face mask in compliance with Gov. Charlie Baker’s mask mandate. In other words, Rollins was being a drama queen.
The outlet said their crew never approached Rollins’ door, nor did they plan to, and further did not see any children anywhere near her. They also did not record video of her home.
So of course, Rollins decided to make the encounter public, having tweeted about it four times in a little over a day. WFXT said they wanted to give Rollins the opportunity to address the situation on camera before they took it to the air, however she was uncooperative and finally declined the interview.
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