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No charges for driver who killed Jets’ Greg Knapp in accident


There will not be criminal charges pressed against the car driver who struck and killed Greg Knapp this summer while the Jets assistant coach was riding a bicycle.

San Ramon, Calif., police referred the investigation to the Contra Costa District Attorney’s Office, which decided not to pursue criminal charges due to a lack of evidence.

“The Office of the District Attorney has determined that there is insufficient evidence to satisfy the requisite standard of criminal negligence on the part of the suspect driver,” the office said in a statement to The Post on Friday. “That dangers of distracted driving are well known, to truly promote road safety motorists need to be attentive drivers as well.”

Knapp, 58, died on July 22, five days after the accident, which took place near his California home shortly before 3 p.m. Police did not believe drugs or alcohol were factors, and the driver reportedly cooperated with authorities.

Jets assistant coach Greg Knapp was killed in a bike accident on July 22, 2021.
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Knapp, a longtime NFL coach who had worked with the 49ers, Falcons, Raiders, Seahawks, Texans and Broncos, was set to become the team’s passing game coordinator. After Knapp’s death, a heavy-hearted Matt Cavanaugh, who was close with Knapp, replaced him on the staff.

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