Landlord in Hanukkah crash not fined

December 31, 2008 11:39:15 AM PST
The landlord of a Long Island storefront where a sports utility vehicle plowed into a Hanukkah party will not be fined. The Woodmere building isn't zoned for public gatherings. But Hempstead Town spokesman Mike Deery says the landlord, 1056 Broadway Woodmere Corp., will not be fined "unless there's a continuation of the violation."

An agent for the landlord did not immediately return a telephone call Wednesday.

Fourteen people were hurt in the Dec. 25 accident at the Chanukah Wonderland event, where about 100 members of the Orthodox Chabad community were celebrating the Jewish festival of lights.

The man who drove the car into the building was not charged.

Police last week said the vehicle's floor mat may have gotten stuck between the gas pedal and brake.

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