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.

Dozens were injured in a four-vehicle crash in the Lincoln Tunnel on Feb. 24. Photo: DNAinfo

Fatal Crashes (1 killed this week, 19 this year, 3 drivers charged*)

  • Stranded Driver Killed on Williamsburg Bridge When Cabbie Hits Car; No Charges Filed (News)

Injuries, Arrests and Property Damage

  • Midtown: Four-Vehicle Crash in Lincoln Tunnel Throws Motorcyclist Under Bus; 52 Injured (News, DNAinfo)
  • Willowbrook, SI: Driver Pinned in Overturned SUV (Advance)
  • Staten Island: Driver of Tractor Trailer Injured in Crash on Verrazano Bridge (Advance)

A Staten Island man was charged in a DWI crash that left two dead, four injured. Photo: Advance

In the Region, Out of Town

  • Knowlton Township: Three Killed in Single-Car Crash (WPIX)
  • Orangeburg, NY: Pedestrian Struck, Injured Crossing the Street; No Charges Filed (LoHud)
  • Jersey City: Off-Duty Cop Investigated in Crash that Killed Elderly Woman (CBS Local)
  • Huntington Station, NY: Dad Arrested for Driving Drunk with 21-Month-Old; Charged Under Leandra’s Law (WPIX, NBC NY)
  • Elmont, NY: Man Arrested for Driving Drunk; Vehicle’s Ignition Interlock Device Found Disabled (Post)
  • Atlantic City: Gunfire Leads to Two-Car Collision (Press of Atlantic City)
  • Waretown, NJ: Teen Driver Issued Summonses After Crash Injures Three (Asbury Park Press)
  • Lacey Township: Three NYC Residents Injured After Vehicle Flips on Garden State Parkway (Press of Atlantic City)
  • South Nyack: Yonkers Man Arrested for Driving Drunk in Wrong-Way Crash on NY State Thruway (Tarrytown Patch)
  • Bayonne, NJ: Seven-Vehicle Crash Leaves One Dead, at Least Six Injured (Jersey Journal)

Following Up

  • SI Man Charged with First-Degree Aggravated Vehicular Homicide in August 2010 Crash (News, CBS Local)
  • White Plains Man Convicted of Vehicular Manslaughter in DWI Crash that Killed One, Injured Five (AP)
  • LI Woman Pleads Guilty to Crashing Into Construction Site, Injuring Two While High on Crack (Post)
  • Parole Denied Again for Ex-SI Cop Who Killed Four Drunk Driving in Brooklyn (Advance)
  • Man Run Over By SUV on LI Beach Last May Still Can’t Wrest Crash Report Out of Nassau PD (Post)
  • Bronx Man Gets Four Years for Fatal DWI Crash Upstate (AP)

Other News

  • Supreme Court Rules Family of Woman Killed in Head-On Collision Can Sue Car Maker Over Rear Seat Belts (Times)
  • Semi-Truck, Commercial Vehicle Crashes Rise in U.S. in 2010 (PR Newswire)
  • When Should Elderly Drivers Stop Driving? (The New Old Age)
  • Police Officers Beat Bronx Teen, Issue Summons for Sidewalk Riding, Detain Him Overnight (NewsPost); Get Cleared of Charges By Internal Affairs (News, Post)