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.

Fatal Crashes (1 killed this week, 69 this year, 7 drivers charged*)

  • New Brighton: Kathryn Brown, 63, Passenger of 85-Year-Old Driver, Killed After Car Flipped (News)

Injuries, Arrests and Property Damage

    • Midtown East: Three Injured in City Bus Crash After Cab Driver Rear-Ends Car (DNAinfo)
    • Downtown BK: Teen Learning to Drive Jumps Curb, Crashes Into Subway Station Entrance (Post)
    • Unionport, Bronx & Westerleigh, SI: Drunk Driver and Speeding Unlicensed Driver Arrested (Post Blotter)
    • UWS: Crash Involving Cab, At Least Two Cars, Injures Six (DNAinfo)
    • Pleasant Plains: Two Injured After Their Car Overturns (Advance)
    • Mariner’s Harbor: Unlicensed Drunk Driver, Talking on Cellphone, Charged With DWI (Post Blotter)
    • Chelsea: Six Injured, One Seriously, in Multi-Car Crash on 11th Avenue (DNAinfo)
    • Ozone Park: Speeding Driver Evading Cops Blows Through Stop Signs Before Crashing (Post Blotter)
    • Huguenot: Reckless Driver With Two Kids in the Car Arrested; Tells Cops He “Was Only Doing 85″ (Post Blotter)
    • Astoria: Wheel Flies Off Passengerless MTA Bus, Nearly Hits Pedestrian Pushing Stroller (News)
    • Fresh Meadows: Two Cops Injured After Their Vehicle Flips in Collision; No Charges (AP)

In the Region, Out of Town

  • Stamford, CT: Driver Killed After Tree Falls On His Car (MyFox NY)
  • Huntington Station, NY: Pedestrian Struck and Killed By Driver; No Charges (AP)
  • Denver, CO: Drunk Driver Hits Boy on Bicycle, Stops to Retrieve Hubcap, Continues on Her Way (Huff Po)
  • Tampa, FL: Pedestrian Survives Being Dragged 400 Feet By Hit-and-Run Driver (News)
  • Boise, ID: Idaho Senate GOP Caucus Chair John McGee Steals Car, Drives It Drunk (News)

Following Up

  • SI Driver Who Killed Grandmother Trying to Beat the Light Won’t Face Jail Time (Advance)
  • Hit-and-Run Driver Who Put Mayoral Staffer in Coma Could Face Four Years (News)

Other News

  • NYPD Starting to Roll Out Traffic Safety Data Online (Streetsblog)
  • Complete Streets Passes Legislature Unanimously, Cuomo Expected To Sign (Streetsblog)
  • Skeleton Speed Boards First Deployed in Sunset Park, Elmhurst (NY1)
  • Following Deadly Crashes, Schumer Proposes Safety Letter Grade System for Tour Bus Operators (DNAinfo)
  • Safety Group KidsAndCars.org Pressures GM to Recall Vehicles and Install Internal Trunk Releases (Wheels)
  • These Ten States Have Laws Forbidding Police from Using Drunk Driving Checkpoints (CBS News)

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