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The Weekly Carnage

Posted By Summer Greenstein On April 29, 2011 @ 1:43 pm In The Weekly Carnage | 1 Comment

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].


Cyclist Joseph Granati was killed at the intersection of Avenue T and West 9th Street in Gravesend on April 24. Photo:The L Magazine [3]

Fatal Crashes (1 killed this week, 53 this year, 5 drivers charged*)

  • Gravesend: Driver Hits and Kills Cyclist Joseph Granati, 39; No Charges Filed (News [4])
  • East Flatbush: Cyclist James Pierre, 23, Struck and Killed on April 15; No Charges Filed (YourNabe [5])**

Injuries, Arrests and Property Damage

  • Washington Heights: Cop Dragged on Sidewalk by Joyriding Teen Motorcyclists (Post [6])
  • Jackson Heights: Unlicensed Drunk Driver Nearly Crashes Into Oncoming Traffic on BQE (Post Blotter [7])
  • Williamsburg: NYPD Provides No Info on Mysterious Four-Car Pile-Up (Gothamist [8])
  • Throggs Neck: Three Teens Hospitalized After Speeding, Flipping Car on Sidewalk (Post [9])
  • Stapleton, SI: Three Injured in Crash That Overturns Car (Advance [10])
  • Elm Park, SI: Cops Chase Drunk Driver Speeding at Over 100 MPH (Post Blotter [11])
  • Jackson Heights: Pedestrian Crossing at Roosevelt Ave Left Critically Injured in Hit-and-Run (Post Blotter [12])
  • Sunnyside, SI: Driver Injured After Crashing Into Parked Truck (Advance [13])


Four vehicles, including an MTA mobile wash unit truck, were left smashed in Williamsburg. NYPD did not provide information. Photo:Gothamist [15]

In the Region, Out of Town

  • Eastern Texas: Times Square Church Founder David Wilkerson Killed in Crash (City Room [16], HuffPo [17])
  • North Hills, NY: Drunk Driver Caught Speeding at 126 MPH on LI Expressway (NBC NY [18])
  • Poughkeepsie, NY: Drunk Driver Arrested Twice in One Night (Fox [19])
  • Monroe Township, NJ: Two Killed, One Injured in Motorcycle, SUV Crash (Gloucester Co. Times [20])
  • Los Angeles: 76-Year-Old Killed When Car Plunges From Third Floor of Parking Garage (News [21])

Following Up

  • Assistant Bronx DA Charged in DWI Crash After 2009 Drunk Driving Arrest Was Voided By Cops (News [22])
  • Driver Who Killed SI Advance Editor Charged With Vehicular Homicide (Advance [23])
  • Family of Megan Charlop [24] Suing City For Lack of Bike Lane on Crotona Ave (News [25])

Other News

  • Illinois to Track Dooring Crashes (Transpo Nation [26])
  • City Council, DOT Expect Speed Signs to Slow Drivers in SI, Bronx (Advance [27], Post [28])
  • For Safer Streets, Traffic Lights and Stop Signs Aren’t the Answer (Streetsblog [29])

*Fatalities within the five boroughs. Information based on latest available reports.
** Reflected in year-to-date fatality count.

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

[2] Image: http://www.streetsblog.org/wp-content/uploads/2011/04/1303751017-gravesendbikedeath.jpg

[3] The L Magazine: http://www.thelmagazine.com/TheMeasure/archives/2011/04/25/brooklyn-cyclist-killed-in-gravesend-yesterday

[4] News: http://www.nydailynews.com/ny_local/2011/04/25/2011-04-25_bicyclist_hit_killed_by_car_in_brooklyn_when_his_head_smashed_through_window_of_.html

[5] YourNabe: http://www.yournabe.com/articles/2011/04/19/brooklyn/courier-yn_brooklyn_front_page-fl_flatblotter_2011_04_22_bk.txt

[6] Post: http://www.nypost.com/p/news/local/cop_dragged_while_trying_to_bust_lc9k6KV2eVtlPeGmVwMCVN

[7] Post Blotter: http://www.nypost.com/p/news/local/nypd_blotter/nypd_daily_blotter_3t96wra6yLAu3dcXEnGw4O

[8] Gothamist: http://gothamist.com/2011/04/28/storytime_a_mysterious_multi-car_pi.php#photo-1

[9] Post: http://www.nypost.com/p/news/local/bronx/three_teens_in_bruckner_rollover_vzvpAkHK09uYMpc5pnvqeO

[10] Advance: http://www.silive.com/northshore/index.ssf/2011/04/car_overturns_multiple_injurie.html

[11] Post Blotter: http://www.nypost.com/p/news/local/nypd_blotter/nypd_daily_blotter_AeSLRtqpol59CMeBn6ysNK

[12] Post Blotter: http://www.nypost.com/p/news/local/nypd_blotter/nypd_daily_blotter_vLveFv1hsQA7hwHzgczkPK

[13] Advance: http://www.silive.com/news/index.ssf/2011/04/minor_accident_in_sunnyside.html

[14] Image: http://www.streetsblog.org/wp-content/uploads/2011/04/042811crash41.jpg

[15] Gothamist: http://gothamist.com/2011/04/28/storytime_a_mysterious_multi-car_pi.php#photo-2

[16] City Room: http://cityroom.blogs.nytimes.com/2011/04/28/former-times-sq-pastor-dies-in-texas-crash/?hp

[17] HuffPo: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2011/04/28/david-wilkerson-evangelic_n_855164.html

[18] NBC NY: http://www.nbcnewyork.com/news/local/Drunk-Driver-Busted-Going-126-MPH-on-LIE-Cops-120597254.html

[19] Fox: http://www.foxnews.com/us/2011/04/27/new-york-man-arrested-twice-night-drunk-driving/

[20] Gloucester Co. Times: http://www.nj.com/gloucester/index.ssf?/base/news-17/130397911480520.xml&coll=8

[21] News: http://www.nydailynews.com/news/national/2011/04/26/2011-04-26_1_dead_after_car_plunges_off_third_floor_of_parking_garage_lands_on_its_roof.html

[22] News: http://www.nydailynews.com/news/ny_crime/2011/04/29/2011-04-29_assistant_bronx_da_jennifer_troianos_dwi_rap_in_2009_magically_disappeared_as_co.html

[23] Advance: http://www.silive.com/news/index.ssf/2011/04/advance_editors_road_death_bri.html

[24] Megan Charlop: http://www.streetsblog.org/2011/04/29/2010/12/27/in-memoriam-2/

[25] News: http://www.nydailynews.com/ny_local/2011/04/22/2011-04-22_family_of_late_bronx_community_leader_sues_city_say_lack_of_bike_lane_contribute.html

[26] Transpo Nation: http://transportationnation.org/2011/04/25/illinois-governor-quinn-announces-increased-bicycle-safety-reporting/

[27] Advance: http://www.silive.com/westshore/index.ssf/2011/04/at_speed-prone_staten_island_i.html

[28] Post: http://www.nypost.com/p/news/local/bronx/new_speed_board_for_bruckner_motorists_5qldjronxxeIRcvqsdoSUP

[29] Streetsblog: http://www.streetsblog.org/2011/04/26/to-get-safer-streets-traffic-lights-and-stop-signs-arent-the-answer/

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