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-Year-Old Moses Englender was run over by a meat truck driver while riding a tricycle in Williamsburg. No charges are expected. Photo: News

Fatal Crashes (4 killed this week, 59 this year, 6 drivers charged*)

  • Williamsburg: Moses Englender, 4, Dragged By Meat Truck Driver While Riding Tricycle; No Charges Expected (News)
  • Elmhurst: José Antonio Guevara, 35, Killed Crossing Grand Central Parkway; No Criminality Suspected (Post Blotter)
  • Hell’s Kitchen: Timothy White, 29, Dragged by Drunk Tour Bus Driver (NYT, Post, Gothamist)
  • Astoria: 46-Year-Old Motorcyclist Thrown from Bike on Grand Central Parkway (Astoria Times)

Injuries, Arrests and Property Damage

  • Lower East Side: Private Trash Hauler Critically Injures Woman at Essex and Delancey (Streetsblog)
  • Jackson Heights: Gunshot Victim’s Ambulance Crashes, Injuring At Least Three (YourNabe)
  • Upper West Side: Detective’s Son Injures Pedestrian, Flees Scene, Is Not Arrested (News)
  • Richmond Hill: Drunk Driver “Loses Control,” Crashes, Escapes from Burning Car (Post Blotter)
  • Queens: Tour Bus Driver With 16 License Suspensions Leads Police on High Speed Chase (News)
  • Harlem: Motorcyclist Hospitalized After Falling Off Bike Near Harlem River Drive Entrance (DNAinfo)
  • Midwood: Driver Slams Into Bagel Shop, Seriously Injures Two Pedestrians; Witness Claims Driver Was Speeding (News, NBC NY)
  • Rego Park: Three Injured After Driver Hits Accelerator While Trying to Park, Crashes Into Nail Salon (Astoria Times)
  • Sheepshead Bay: Drunk Driver Arrested After Trying to Drive Into Club (Courier Life)
  • Bronx: Non-TLC Cab Driver Leads Chase After Receiving Summons; Charged with Reckless Endangerment (Post)

A driver crashed into a bagel shop in Midwood, injuring six. A witness said the driver was speeding. Photo: News

In the Region, Out of Town

  • Darien, CT: Drunk Driver Crashes Into Tractor Trailer, Killing Two and Injuring Three (CBS NY)
  • Ventura, CA: Hummer Driver Charged in String of Drunk Hit-and-Runs That Injured 5 and Killed a Cyclist in a Bike Lane (Gothamist)
  • Springfield, NJ: Drunk Driver Going Wrong Way on Interstate 78 Crashes Into Tractor Trailer, Kills Passenger (Star Ledger)

Following Up

  • Bronx Hit-and-Run Driver Who Killed Pedestrian in November Pleads Guilty, Faces Up to Three Years (News)
  • Breathalyzer-Giving Highway Cops Fixed Tickets (NYT)
  • Related: Fixers Got Tickets to Yankees, Mets, and Giants Games (News)

Other News

  • NYC Marks “Decade of Road Safety” With Launch of City’s First 20 MPH Zone (Streetsblog)
  • Skeletons, Not 20 MPH Speed Limit, Draw Media Attention (NYT, WSJ)
  • Google Lobbies for Legislation in Nevada to Allow for Self-Driving Cars, Texting Behind the Wheel (NYT)

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