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If You Have to, Take Negligent Drivers to Civil Court

Criminal and civil law are two very different systems: civil law is designed to handle private disputes between organizations or individuals, while criminal law is set up to handle cases involving individuals who are deemed harmful to society. However, there are some cases where the line between criminal and civil law becomes less visible.
One recent example comes from New Brunswick, New Jersey, where police recently cited City Fire Director Robert Rawls for failing to yield at a crosswalk and hitting three children who had to be transported to the hospital. Rawls was driving a city-owned SUV when he collided with two 14-year-old girls and a 6-year-old boy in the crosswalk, causing one of the girls to suffer a broken leg.…

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