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.

Leonia White was killed when a pickup truck driver crashed into a livery cab, then jumped a curb and plowed into group of pedestrians in Harlem. Photo: DNAinfo

Fatal Crashes (1 killed this week, 65 this year, 7 drivers charged*)

  • Harlem: Leonia White, 89, Killed, Other Pedestrians Injured After Pickup Truck Driver Crashes and Jumps Curb; NYPD: “No Criminality Suspected” (Post, Streetsblog)

Injuries, Arrests and Property Damage

  • Soho: Pressure-Washing Worker Hospitalized With Second-Degree Burns After Truck Catches Fire (DNAinfo)
  • Bronx: Teen Steals Car, Drives Against Traffic, Crashes Into Parked Car (Post Blotter)
  • Staten Island: Man Driving Drunk With Two Children in Car Arrested Under Leandra’s Law (Post Blotter)
  • Staten Island: Tw0-Vehicle Crash Overturns Car Near Outerbridge Crossing (Advance)
  • Bed-Stuy: Two-Year-Old Critically Injured by SUV Driver (News)
  • Auburndale: Firefighters Rescue Man Trapped Under His Car After Trying to Move It (YourNabe)
  • Midtown: Man and Child Injured in Three-Car Crash on Broadway (DNAinfo)

Two people were injured in a three-car crash in Midtown. Photo: DNAinfo

In the Region, Out of Town

  • Virginia: Four Passengers Killed in NYC-Bound Bus Crash After Driver Falls Asleep; Lawmakers Push for Regulation (News 1, 2, NYT)
  • Milford, CT: Metro-North Train Hits Car, Driver and 7-Year-Old Daughter Injured (CT Now)
  • Ridge, NY: Drunk Driver Collides Head-On With Car Driven By Off-Duty Cop (CBS NY)

Following Up

  • Staten Island Double Hit-and-Run Killer to Serve No More Than Five Years (Streetsblog)
  • LI Pharmacy Owner Arrested for Prescribing Drugs to Teen Driver Who Ran Over a Woman on Her Lawn (Post)
  • Two Charged With Reckless Driving in Drag Racing Crash That Injured a Queens Family (Post)
  • Police Use License Plate Scanner to Identify BMW Involved in Crash That Injured a Traffic Agent (DNAinfo)
  • Cop’s DWI Would Have Been Fixed If He Hadn’t Resisted Arrest (News)

Other News

  • Greenwich Village Businesses Want Traffic Calming, Ask For Speed Bump (DNAinfo)
  • City Hopes to Guilt Drivers Into Not Running Down Harlem School Kids (DNAinfo)

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