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.

A fire truck and a van collided in Staten Island on March 9, killing one and injuring three others. Photo: Daily News

Fatal Crashes (1 killed this week, 21 this year, 3 drivers charged*)

  • Staten Island: Eric Perry, 51, Killed After Fire Truck Responding to Burning Car Runs Red, Collides With Van; 3 Critically Injured (CBS Local, City Room, News)

Injuries, Arrests and Property Damage

  • Manhattan Man First To Be Charged Under NY DWI Interlock Device Law (Post, YourNabe)
  • Gothamist Newsmap: 3 Unidentified Pedestrians Struck Since March 10 (Gothamist)
  • Queens: Man Accused of Plotting Suicide Bomb Attack in Subway Tries to Kill With Car Instead (Post)
  • Dongan Hills, SI: Several Injured in Multi-Car Crash (Advance)
  • Queens: Two Drivers Box In Out-of-Control Motorist on Grand Central Parkway (News)
  • Midtown: Taxi Driver Rejects Fares and Runs Them Over, Critically Injuring One (NYT, News, DNAinfo)
  • Crown Heights: Motorist Crashes Into McDonald’s Window and Play Space; No Charges (Post)

Athony Loreto was critically injured by a cab driver after a dispute. Photo:Daily News

In the Region, Out of Town

  • Westport, CT: Driver Crashes Into Storefront, Blames Stuck Gas Pedal (CBS Local)
  • Jersey City: 6-Year-Old Boy Hospitalized After Hit-and-Run (Jersey Journal)
  • Suffolk, LI: Teen Injured in LI Expressway Crash Charged With Driving While Impaired By Drugs (Newsday)
  • Franklin Township: Driver Critically Injured When Ejected from Car After Losing Control (News of Cumberland County)
  • Yorktown, NY: Bronx Woman Killed, Companion Injured Crossing Flooded Road; No Charges (Post)
  • Smithtown, LI: Woman Driving Drunk Clocked at 140 MPH on Sagtikos Parkway (MyFoxNY)
  • Lakewood Township: Driver Killed After Car Veers Into Median of Garden State Parkway (Star Ledger)
  • Commack, LI: Man Charged Under Leandra’s Law for Drunk Driving With 15-Year-Old Daughter (CBS Local)

Following Up

  • Queens Man Who Put Woman in Coma Over Parking Space Indicted For Assault (News, Post)
  • Man Who Drove Drunk in 2010 Fatal Wrong-Way Crash on LI Expressway Sentenced to 10.5 Years (News)
  • Court Throws Out $1.8M Award in Red Light-Running Bus Crash; Says Victim Wasn’t Careful Enough (Post)
  • Taint of Nassau Crime Lab Leads Judge to Overturn Conviction in Serious DWI Crash (NYT, Post)
  • One Year After Her Death, Megan Charlop’s Community Health Legacy Endures (News)
  • Former Jets Player Braylon Edwards Wants Breathalyzer Results Tossed (DNAinfo)

Other News

  • Sen. Gillibrand and Rep. Bishop Push for Tougher Teen Driving Standards (CBS Local)
  • Study Finds 30% of Younger People Text and Drive, Over 60% Use Handheld Phones (CBS)

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