The Weekly Carnage

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.

Four were injured when a cab crashed near Columbia University on February 17. Photo: DNAinfo

Fatal Crashes (5 killed this week, 18 this year, 3 drivers charged*)

  • Bronx: Russell Smith, 11, Struck Crossing Grand Concourse; No Charges Filed (News, Post)
  • Lower East Side: Truck Driver Kills Pedestrian at Delancey and Bowery; “No Criminality Suspected” (Streetsblog, DNAinfo)
  • Flushing: Fan Meng, 77, Killed Crossing Horace Harding Expressway; No Charges Filed (YourNabe)
  • Staten Island: Man Who Fatally Struck Girl in 2006 Careens Into Utility Pole (Advance)
  • Midwood: In Midst of Stabbing Rampage, Murderer Runs Down Stephen Tanenbaum, 62 (AP, NYT)

Injuries, Arrests and Property Damage

  • Morningside Heights: Cab Overturns in Collision; Four Injured (DNAinfo)
  • Gravesend: Off-Duty School Bus Driver Arrested for Drunk Driving After Crashing into FDNY Vehicle (Post Blotter)
  • Fresh Meadows: Man Arrested for Hitting, Tailgating Another Driver’s Car in Road Rage Incident (YourNabe)
  • Chelsea: Two Cabs Crash Near Eighth Avenue Bike Lane; One Injured (DNAinfo)
  • Murray Hill: Four Injured in Three-Car Collision (DNAinfo)

11-Year-Old Russell Smith was killed crossing Grand Concourse. Photo: Daily News

In the Region, Out of Town

  • Clifton, NJ: Construction Worker Killed Attempting to Cross Garden State Parkway (Star-Ledger)
  • Woodbridge, NJ: Motorcyclist Drives Off Road, Fatally Crashes Into Utility Pole (Star-Ledger)
  • Yonkers Man Killed After Crashing Truck Into Tree (Advocate)
  • Woodbridge, NJ: Crash Throws Driver Onto Hood of Second Car on Garden State Parkway (Star-Ledger)
  • NYC Woman Driving With Child Among 12 Charged With DUI in Westchester, Rockland, Putnam Counties (LoHud)

Following Up

  • Court Decreases Settlement Payout to Woman Who Lost Leg When Hit by City Bus (News)
  • Brooklyn Man Who Fatally Struck Yeshiva Teacher, Injured Two Others Could Face 25 Years in Prison (Post)
  • MTA Bus Driver Tested for Drugs, Alcohol After Running Down Bronx Man (News)

Other News

  • City Council Passes Bills Requiring NYPD to Collect Pedestrian, Cyclist Crash Data (Streetsblog 1, 2, Gothamist)
  • New York Drivers to Face Harsher Penalties for Using Cell Phones (Reuters)
  • Chicago Driver Sued for Updating Facebook Page During Crash that Killed 70-Year-Old Man (CBS)
  • New iPhone App Attempts to Prevent Crashes (Business Insider)

* Fatalities within the five boroughs. Information based on latest available reports.