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.

Miguel King was killed when a city bus crashed into his SUV in a JFK parking lot. Photo: News

Fatal Crashes (3 killed this week, 62 this year, 6 drivers charged*)

  • Jamaica: Miguel King, 25, Killed, 10 Injured After MTA Bus Driver Collides with SUV in JFK Parking Lot (News)
  • Bayside: DOT Worker Errol Wilson, 59, Crushed By Mack Truck Driver While Repaving Cross Island Parkway (News)
  • Woodlawn: Motorcyclist Zahir Wright, 32, Killed After Hitting Divider on Bronx River Parkway (Post Blotter)

Injuries, Arrests and Property Damage

  • UWS: Two-Car Crash at Columbus and 72nd Street (Streetsblog)
  • Soho: Van Driver Crashes Into Truck, Injures Cyclist and Three Others (DNAinfo)
  • UWS: Van Driver Jumps Curbs, Crashes Into Light Pole (Streetsblog)
  • Pleasant Plains, SI: Driver Tries Running Over Father, Charged With Assault (Post Blotter)
  • Long Island City: Speeding Driver Crashes After Descent of Queensboro Bridge Ramp (Post)
  • Midtown: Cab Driver Crashes Into Starbucks (NY1)
  • Greenwich Village: Driver Pins Plainclothes Officer, Leads Police Chase After Being Told to Leave Drug Arrest Scene (DNAinfo, News)
  • Kensington: Driver Cuts Off NYPD Emergency Services Truck, Leads Low-Speed Chase (Courier Life)

Four people were injured when a van driver crashed into a truck in Soho. Photo: DNAinfo

In the Region, Out of Town

  • Weehawken, NJ: At Least Five Injured in SUV/Commuter Bus Crash Near Lincoln Tunnel (NorthJersey)
  • Floral Park, NY: Teen Taking Driving Lesson Fatally Runs Down 9-Year-Old on Sidewalk (Post)
  • Deer Park, NY: Bakery Truck Driver Killed in Collision with LIRR Train (CBSNY)
  • Summerville, SC: Man Steals Police Car, Drives 100 MPH Before Crashing Into Truck (Post)

Following Up

  • Delancey Street Pedestrian Struck by Garbage Truck Driver Dies from Injuries (Lo-Down)
  • Squadron and Chin Call For Safety Fix at Essex and Delancey (DNAinfo)
  • NYPD Ticket-Fixing Probe Reveals DWI Cover-Up (News)
  • Driver of Food Truck That Exploded in Tribeca Charged With Reckless Endangerment (DNAinfo)
  • Mother of Staten Island Man Killed in 2010 Crossing the Street Sues Driver (Advance)
  • Jets Player Braylon Edwards To Challenge Breathalyzer Results in DWI Trial (News)

Other News

  • Fort Greene Leads Brooklyn in Bike Crashes (Bklyn Paper)
  • Need to Check Your Blood Glucose While Driving?  Ford’s Working on an App for That (HuffPo)

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