Yesterday morning, Sara Robbins, a law professor and head of the library at Brooklyn Law School, was killed by a private trash truck at Montague and Henry Streets in Brooklyn Heights. The 54 year old Robbins was headed to work and had been crossing the street around 6:15AM when the truck hit her as it turned south. She was "dragged under the rear wheels and crushed," according to the Post. The truck, owned by IESI NY Corp. in the Bronx, was being driven by Brian Hayes, who was not charged as police did not yet suspect any criminality. We can't second guess the situation, but we will say that private trash trucks, especially in the earlier parts of the morning, do seem to barrel down streets.
Brooklyn Law School Dean Joan Wexler said, "She was beloved by everyone in the Brooklyn Law School community. The essence of an academic institution is the library. She made sure it functioned perfectly." Robbins, a resident of Brooklyn Heights, had been at Brooklyn Law for 22 years; she also taught a research course and helped redesigned the law library.