An appeals court ruled yesterday that the city can't be held financially responsible for the actions of a traffic cop and their ensuing consequences. In 2006, Stella Lewis was crossing the street to Penn Station. She had the light, but a traffic cop waved a bus through its red light. The bus struck Lewis, causing her brain injury and the loss of three of her toes.

Lawyer Gail Kenner said, "This was a very busy, athletic woman who enjoyed life. Her life has been ruined." Her suit against NYCT and the bus driver will continue, but she won't be getting any money from the city. A report on a fatal bus accident in Hell's Kitchen last year said that the bus driver didn't "scan appropriately" for pedestrians. Good to know that's at least a rule!