Traffic Charges Dismissed Against Robin Givens

Charges have been dismissed against actress Robin Givens (search) after three police officers failed to show up for her traffic court trial for running over an elderly pedestrian's leg.

Givens, a star of the 1980s TV comedy "Head of the Class" (search) and the ex-wife of boxer Mike Tyson (search), struck Maria Antonia Alcover as she was about to step onto the sidewalk after crossing a busy city street Jan. 28, police said.

After stopping at a red light, Givens turned the corner and hit the 89-year-old woman, sending her into a backward fall, police said. The back wheel of Givens' Mercedes-Benz SUV ran over Alcover's right leg. She was critically injured and suffered internal injuries, but doctors were able to save her foot.

Givens was ticketed for failing to use due care with a pedestrian in the crosswalk, an offense carrying a fine of less than $70. The charge was dropped when the officers didn't come to court.

Alcover filed a civil suit against Givens in June.

Givens, who flew in from New York for trial, had no comment leaving court but signed some autographs on her way out.