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The Weekly Carnage

Posted By Summer Greenstein On February 4, 2011 @ 2:37 pm In The Weekly Carnage | No Comments

The Weekly Carnage is a Friday round-up of motor vehicle violence across the five boroughs and beyond. For more on the origins and purpose of this column, please read About the Weekly Carnage [1].

Injuries, Arrests and Property Damage

  • East Harlem: Driver Hits Pedestrian at E. 120th Street, Victim in Critical Condition (DNAinfo [2])
  • Midtown: Drunk Driver Hits Delivery Cyclist, Flees Scene, Charged With Vehic Assault (News [3], Post 1 [4], 2 [5], DNAinfo [6])
  • Crown Heights: Marine’s SUV Incinerated in Manhole Explosion (News [7], Post [8])
  • Parkchester: Man Crashes Van, Charged with Driving Under the Influence (Post Blotter [9])
  • Staten Island: Two Drivers Caught Sleeping at the Wheel Among Five Charged With DWI (Advance [10])
  • Lower Manhattan: Off-Duty Firefighter Arrested for Drunk Driving (DNAinfo [11])
  • Manhattan: Woman Threatened by Driver Throws Herself from Speeding Cab: Lawsuit (News [12], Post [13])
  • Queens: On-Duty TEA Driving Drunk in Sunnyside; SI: Two Arrested for Drunk Driving (Post Blotter [14])
  • Bay Ridge: Driver Assaulted by Double-Parker After Honking (Brooklyn Paper Blotter [15])
  • Bronx: Two Girls Left in Idling Car Collapse from Carbon Monoxide Poisoning (NYT [16])
  • Upper East Side: Three Cabs Catch Fire, One Explodes (Post [17])
  • Staten Island: Drug Suspect Hits Cop With Car in Shopping Plaza Parking Lot (Post [18])

In the Region, Out of Town

  • Bronx Truck Driver Arrested in Fatal Hit-and-Run Outside Philadelphia (Post [19])
  • SI Tour Bus Drivers Charged with Driving Drunk While Dropping Students at Vermont Ski Resort (AP [20])
  • Stamford, CT: School Bus Bursts into Flames; No Injuries (Advocate [21])
  • Hamilton, NJ: Pickup Truck Driver Hits 13-Year-Old Girl, Flees Scene (Times of Trenton [22])
  • Pine Beach, NJ: Driver, Two Passengers Killed After Crashing Into Elementary School (ABC [23], NJ Ledger [24])
  • Weehawken, NJ: Four Injured in Multi-Car Crash Near Lincoln Tunnel (ABC Local [25])
  • Chatham, NJ: Driver Runs Red Light, Crashes BMW; Issued Summons for Careless Driving (Indy Press [26])
  • Milford, NJ: Driver Critically Injured after Car Hits Snowbank and Flips (Star-Ledger [27])

Following Up

  • DA Vance Explains Vehicular Manslaughter Investigation, Limits of New Vulnerable User Laws (Streetsblog [28])
  • Woman Who Fatally Doored Jasmine Herron Indicted for Leaving the Scene (Post [29], News [30])
  • Bronx Jury Convicts Driver for Fatal Shooting Over Minor Car Crash (News [31])
  • LIC Drunk Driver Pleads Guilty to Felony Manslaughter (YourNabe [32])

Other News

  • Study: Red-Light Cameras Could Save Lives (Wheels [33])
  • Rising Gas Prices No Deterrent to Sales of Big Vehicles in January (Times [34])
  • Gadgets Can Combat Distracted Driving? (MSNBC [35])
  • Auto Insurers Want Real-Time Info About Customer Driving Habits (WSJ [36])

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[1] About the Weekly Carnage: http://http//www.streetsblog.org/about-the-weekly-carnage/

[2] DNAinfo: http://www.dnainfo.com/20110204/harlem/woman-hit-by-car-near-rfktriborough-bridge

[3] News: http://www.nydailynews.com/news/2011/01/29/2011-01-29_driver_nabbed_in_midtown_hitrun.html?r=news&utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed:+nydnrss/news+%28News%29&utm_content=Google+Reader

[4] 1: http://www.nypost.com/p/news/local/manhattan/deliveryman_run_over_by_lexus_then_cucimSWnXkDFfGz0VYKJIK

[5] 2: http://www.nypost.com/p/news/local/manhattan/madoff_vic_hits_and_runs_cops_QH2v3O0oPxh2pvZI02cLlO

[6] DNAinfo: http://www.dnainfo.com/20110201/midtown/alleged-hit-run-drunk-driver-hit-with-50000-bail

[7] News: http://www.nydailynews.com/ny_local/2011/02/03/2011-02-03_marine_who_dodged_death_in_iraq_barely_escapes_from_car_when_manhole_blows_up_un.html

[8] Post: http://www.nypost.com/p/news/local/brooklyn/iraq_vet_escapes_death_after_manhole_IrZYiBOsA1dBvp4Fn7z5MJ

[9] Post Blotter: http://www.nypost.com/p/news/local/nypd_blotter/nypd_daily_blotter_h71XrjpIUPiID83m5l4rrK

[10] Advance: http://www.silive.com/news/index.ssf/2011/02/lost_weekend_for_5_charged_wit.html

[11] DNAinfo: http://www.dnainfo.com/20110201/downtown/firefighter-caught-driving-drunk-lower-manhattan-police-say

[12] News: http://www.nydailynews.com/ny_local/2011/02/01/2011-02-01_saks_fifth_avenue_woman_flung_herself_from_cab_after_driver_threatened_her_for_n.html

[13] Post: http://www.nypost.com/p/news/local/manhattan/woman_sues_cab_company_after_cabbie_HmQ2pKZ493QAVxJHWxc3kI?CMP=OTC-rss&FEEDNAME=

[14] Post Blotter: http://www.nypost.com/p/news/local/nypd_blotter/nypd_daily_blotter_ZCToQZx4obpeNLxop04z4J

[15] Brooklyn Paper Blotter: http://www.brooklynpaper.com/stories/34/5/br_68blotter_2011_2_4_bk.html

[16] NYT: http://www.nytimes.com/2011/01/28/nyregion/28carbon.html?_r=1&ref=nyregion

[17] Post: http://www.nypost.com/p/news/local/manhattan/exploding_taxi_gets_traffic_tix_nqgaE5yJ7D7vwUyDHVbgpI

[18] Post: http://www.nypost.com/p/news/local/staten_island/cop_hit_by_car_in_si_shopping_plaza_gXnroW2pajRrVk3PONYi5J

[19] Post: http://www.nypost.com/p/news/local/bronx/bronx_trucker_arrested_in_fatal_vABJ9WoDxm9QyCrg29eXoN

[20] AP: http://www.silive.com/news/index.ssf/2011/01/2_staten_island_tour_bus_drive.html

[21] Advocate: http://www.stamfordadvocate.com/news/article/Stamford-school-bus-erupts-into-flames-994333.php

[22] Times of Trenton: http://www.nj.com/mercer/index.ssf/2011/02/hamilton_girl_13_is_struck_by.html

[23] ABC: http://abclocal.go.com/wabc/story?section=news/local/new_jersey&id=7937053

[24] NJ Ledger: http://www.nj.com/news/index.ssf/2011/02/car_smashes_into_toms_river_el.html

[25] ABC Local: http://abclocal.go.com/wabc/story?section=news/local/new_jersey&id=7932447

[26] Indy Press: http://www.nj.com/independentpress/index.ssf/2011/01/no_injuries_in_collision_at_in.html

[27] Star-Ledger: http://www.nj.com/news/index.ssf/2011/01/driver_critically_injured_when.html

[28] Streetsblog: http://www.streetsblog.org/2011/02/04/da-vance-explains-decisions-to-file-charges-or-not-in-traffic-crime-cases/

[29] Post: http://www.nypost.com/p/news/local/brooklyn/flee_rap_in_car_door_bike_death_5sIWBFS3IqSXOmUzbtvPhK

[30] News: http://www.nydailynews.com/ny_local/2011/01/31/2011-01-31_krystal_francis_indicted_on_felony_charges_in_related_to_deadly_accident_that_ki.html

[31] News: http://www.nydailynews.com/ny_local/2011/01/31/2011-01-31_bronx_jury_convicts_madman_driver_for_shooting_man_over_roadrage.html

[32] YourNabe: http://www.yournabe.com/articles/2011/01/29/queens/qns_lic_hit-and-run_plea_20110127.txt

[33] Wheels: http://wheels.blogs.nytimes.com/2011/02/01/red-light-cameras-lower-traffic-deaths-agency-claims/#more-87865

[34] Times: http://www.nytimes.com/2011/02/02/business/02auto.html?src=busln

[35] MSNBC: http://today.msnbc.msn.com/id/41393372/ns/today-tech_and_science/

[36] WSJ: http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424052748704775604576120361954865544.html

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