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The Weekly Carnage

Posted By Summer Greenstein On February 18, 2011 @ 2:56 pm In Streetsblog,The Weekly Carnage | 2 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].


Four were injured when a cab crashed near Columbia University on February 17. Photo: DNAinfo [3]

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

  • Bronx: Russell Smith, 11, Struck Crossing Grand Concourse; No Charges Filed (News [4], Post [5])
  • Lower East Side: Truck Driver Kills Pedestrian at Delancey and Bowery; “No Criminality Suspected” (Streetsblog [6], DNAinfo [7])
  • Flushing: Fan Meng, 77, Killed Crossing Horace Harding Expressway; No Charges Filed (YourNabe [8])
  • Staten Island: Man Who Fatally Struck Girl in 2006 Careens Into Utility Pole (Advance [9])
  • Midwood: In Midst of Stabbing Rampage, Murderer Runs Down Stephen Tanenbaum, 62 (AP [10], NYT [11])

Injuries, Arrests and Property Damage

  • Morningside Heights: Cab Overturns in Collision; Four Injured (DNAinfo [3])
  • Gravesend: Off-Duty School Bus Driver Arrested for Drunk Driving After Crashing into FDNY Vehicle (Post Blotter [12])
  • Fresh Meadows: Man Arrested for Hitting, Tailgating Another Driver’s Car in Road Rage Incident (YourNabe [13])
  • Chelsea: Two Cabs Crash Near Eighth Avenue Bike Lane; One Injured (DNAinfo [14])
  • Murray Hill: Four Injured in Three-Car Collision (DNAinfo [15])


11-Year-Old Russell Smith was killed crossing Grand Concourse. Photo: Daily News [4]

In the Region, Out of Town

  • Clifton, NJ: Construction Worker Killed Attempting to Cross Garden State Parkway (Star-Ledger [17])
  • Woodbridge, NJ: Motorcyclist Drives Off Road, Fatally Crashes Into Utility Pole (Star-Ledger [18])
  • Yonkers Man Killed After Crashing Truck Into Tree (Advocate [19])
  • Woodbridge, NJ: Crash Throws Driver Onto Hood of Second Car on Garden State Parkway (Star-Ledger [20])
  • NYC Woman Driving With Child Among 12 Charged With DUI in Westchester, Rockland, Putnam Counties (LoHud [21])

Following Up

  • Court Decreases Settlement Payout to Woman Who Lost Leg When Hit by City Bus (News [22])
  • Brooklyn Man Who Fatally Struck Yeshiva Teacher, Injured Two Others Could Face 25 Years in Prison (Post [23])
  • MTA Bus Driver Tested for Drugs, Alcohol After Running Down Bronx Man (News [24])

Other News

  • City Council Passes Bills Requiring NYPD to Collect Pedestrian, Cyclist Crash Data (Streetsblog 1 [25], 2 [26], Gothamist [27])
  • New York Drivers to Face Harsher Penalties for Using Cell Phones (Reuters [28])
  • Chicago Driver Sued for Updating Facebook Page During Crash that Killed 70-Year-Old Man (CBS [29])
  • New iPhone App Attempts to Prevent Crashes (Business Insider [30])

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

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

[2] Image: http://www.streetsblog.org/wp-content/uploads/2011/02/story_xlimage_2011_02_R898_TAXI_ACCIDENT_21720112.jpg

[3] DNAinfo: http://www.dnainfo.com/20110217/upper-west-side/four-people-injured-taxi-accident-near-columbia-university

[4] News: http://www.nydailynews.com/ny_local/2011/02/16/2011-02-16_11yearold_boy_killed_trying_to_cross_busy_street_in_bronx.html

[5] Post: http://www.nypost.com/p/news/local/bronx/kid_killed_by_car_TJtXi38Xm8WelBi3haUURI

[6] Streetsblog: http://www.streetsblog.org/2011/02/15/driver-kills-pedestrian-at-delancey-and-bowery/

[7] DNAinfo: http://www.dnainfo.com/20110215/lower-east-side-east-village/man-dies-after-being-hit-by-truck-on-lower-east-side

[8] YourNabe: http://www.yournabe.com/articles/2011/02/17/little_neck_ledger/police_and_courts/ln_blotter_qc_accident_20110217.txt

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

[10] AP: http://www.silive.com/newsflash/index.ssf/story/police-man-kills-4-in-stabbing-rampage/65ab9c4cef58446dabe0e3e93329ab8d

[11] NYT: http://www.nytimes.com/2011/02/13/nyregion/13stab.html

[12] Post Blotter: http://www.nypost.com/p/news/local/nypd_blotter/nypd_daily_blotter_WQIESFISVUqB8oSKCbQWaP

[13] YourNabe: http://www.yournabe.com/articles/2011/02/17/bayside_times/police_and_courts/bt_blotter_road_rage_20110217.txt

[14] DNAinfo: http://www.dnainfo.com/20110215/chelsea-hells-kitchen/taxi-cabs-crash-on-eighth-avenue-chelsea

[15] DNAinfo: http://www.dnainfo.com/20110215/murray-hill-gramercy/threecar-collission-injures-four-people-murray-hill

[16] Image: http://www.streetsblog.org/wp-content/uploads/2011/02/alg_russell_smith.jpg

[17] Star-Ledger: http://www.nj.com/news/index.ssf/2011/02/construction_worker_is_fatally.html

[18] Star-Ledger: http://www.nj.com/news/index.ssf/2011/02/motorcyclist_is_injured_in_woo.html

[19] Advocate: http://www.stamfordadvocate.com/news/article/Darien-school-janitor-26-killed-in-car-crash-1017893.php

[20] Star-Ledger: http://www.nj.com/news/index.ssf/2011/02/man_is_killed_in_garden_state.html

[21] LoHud: http://www.lohud.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=2011102140351

[22] News: http://www.nydailynews.com/ny_local/2011/02/17/2011-02-17_woman_who_lost_a_leg_when_hit_by_city_bus_sees_her_275_million_settlement_decrea.html

[23] Post: http://www.nypost.com/p/news/local/brooklyn/brooklyn_man_faces_years_in_jail_lRY2kRjhmrnyenPVysy89N

[24] News: http://www.nydailynews.com/ny_local/2011/02/11/2011-02-11_mta_bus_driver_tested_for_drugs_alcohol_after_fatally_mowing_down_elderly_bronx_.html

[25] 1: http://www.streetsblog.org/2011/02/14/city-council-bills-to-release-traffic-data-pass-committee-unanimously/

[26] 2: http://www.streetsblog.org/2011/02/16/city-council-passes-traffic-data-bills-unanimously/

[27] Gothamist: http://gothamist.com/2011/02/16/city_council_passes_two_new_traffic.php

[28] Reuters: http://www.reuters.com/article/2011/02/16/us-cellphone-ban-idUSTRE71F5J720110216

[29] CBS: http://www.cbsnews.com/8301-504083_162-20032270-504083.html

[30] Business Insider: http://www.businessinsider.com/this-iphone-app-will-keep-you-from-falling-asleep-at-the-wheel-2011-2

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