How is it that an 88-year-old grandmother gets hit by a car and left for dead, and that story is way back on page A20 ["Pedestrian killed in hit and run," News, Dec. 31]?
There is an epidemic here on Long Island. There seem to be hit-and-runs every week, as well as people losing control of their cars, slamming into houses and trees, flipping over.
Everywhere I look, I see about 1 in 5 drivers on their cellphones. Who's responsible? The reckless drivers are, of course, but where are the police?
The only time I see an officer is after an accident. They need to get out there and patrol our roads diligently.
Paul E. Kerns, Bayport