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The Weekly Carnage

Posted By Summer Greenstein On July 22, 2011 @ 1:19 pm In Streetsblog,The Weekly Carnage | 5 Comments

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].

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An SUV driver sped off an elevated section of the FDR Drive, landing on a cab. Eight people were injured. No charges were filed. Photo: DNAinfo [3]

Fatal Crashes (1 killed this week, 83 this year, 11 drivers charged*)

  • Port Morris: Unidentified Cyclist Fatally Struck by Driver; “No Criminality Suspected” (Post Blotter [4])
  • Sunnyside: Awsaf Islam, 15, Killed Last Week in Chain-Reaction Crash, Ignored By Bystanders in Presence of Lakers Player (News [5])**

Injuries, Arrests and Property Damage

  • Harlem: Hit-and-Run Driver Leaves Man With Critical Head Injuries (DNAinfo [6])
  • Tomkinsville: Crash Ejects 9-Year-Old From Vehicle; At Least One Other Injured (Advance [7])
  • UES: Twelve-Year-Old Boy on Bike in Critical Condition After Driver Hits Him; “No Criminality Suspected” (DNAinfo [8])
  • Bronx: City Lifeguard Drives High With Three Kids in the Back Seat, Nearly Mows Down Pedestrians (Post [9])
  • Midtown: Driver Attempting to Park Jumps Curb, Seriously Injures 73-Year-Old Woman (Streetsblog [10], Post Blotter [11])
  • Long Island City: Sanitation Truck Driver Crashes Into LIRR Train, Injuring One (Post [12])
  • Murray Hill: Speeding SUV Driver “Loses Control,” Plunges Off FDR Drive, Landing on Cab; Eight Injured, No Charges (Post [13])

In the Region, Out of Town

  • Fort Lee, NJ: Four Injured in Three-Vehicle Crash at the GW Bridge Toll Plaza (Post [14])
  • East Hampton, NY: Ex-Schools Chancellor Cathie Black Smashes SUV into Trees Backing Out of Driveway; Claims She Wasn’t Drunk (Post [15])
  • Waterloo, NY: One Killed, 30 Injured After Tractor-Trailer Crashes Into Tour Bus (CBS [16])
  • Ronkonkoma, NY: Two Killed in Head-On Crash (Three Village Patch [17])
  • Benton, NY: Five Amish Farmers Killed in Crash that Sent Their Van Under a Tractor (NYT [18])
  • Vancouver, Canada: “Cash Cab” Driver Hits, Kills Pedestrian After Filming (News [19])
  • New Orleans, LA: Brooklyn Man Charged With Vehicular Homicide for Drunk Driving Crash (AP [20])

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A 12-year-old boy was struck by a driver while riding his bike on the Upper East Side. Photo: DNAinfo [8]

Following Up

  • Six-Year-Old Queens Girl Hit By Drunk Driver Last Month Dies from Injuries; Mother Sues Driver (Post [22])
  • Drunk Driver Who Killed Fort Greene Pedestrian Charged With Assault, Multiple Counts (The Local [23])
  • Jets Player Braylon Edwards Pleads Guilty to DWI Charge, Won’t Serve Jail Time (Post [24])

Other News

  • “Midtown in Motion” to Come With Rad Driver-Distracting Apps (Streetsblog [25])
  • UWSers Want DOT to Go Further on Riverside Blvd Traffic Calming, But Ask for Traffic Light [26] (DNAinfo [27])
  • Suffolk County Has Region’s Highest Bike Fatality Rate, With Hispanics Most in Danger (MTR [28])

* Based on latest available reports
** As this crash occurred prior to last Friday, it is not reflected in the weekly figure.


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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/2011/07/cab_crush.jpg

[3] DNAinfo: http://www.dnainfo.com/20110716/murray-hill-gramercy/car-flies-off-fdr-drive-crash-that-injures-eight

[4] Post Blotter: http://www.nypost.com/p/news/local/nypd_blotter/nypd_daily_blotter_ZJRbo1iYjZKEGJh2vYIfHI

[5] News: http://www.nydailynews.com/ny_local/2011/07/20/2011-07-20_crash_onlookers_focused_on_odom_not_dying_teen.html

[6] DNAinfo: http://www.dnainfo.com/20110722/harlem/harlem-hitandrun-leaves-man-with-severe-head-injuries

[7] Advance: http://www.silive.com/northshore/index.ssf/2011/07/9-year-old_boy_among_the_injur.html

[8] DNAinfo: http://www.dnainfo.com/20110721/upper-east-side/12yearold-on-bike-struck-by-car-near-fdr-78th-street

[9] Post: http://www.nypost.com/p/news/local/bronx/lifeguard_busted_in_high_drive_rT6LYZp02yQTGYSC5ej71J

[10] Streetsblog: http://www.streetsblog.org/2011/07/19/nypd-curb-jumper-hit-senior-while-parking-no-criminality-suspected/

[11] Post Blotter: http://www.nypost.com/p/news/local/nypd_blotter/nypd_daily_blotter_DXMEprb6ti3zbC9vXiEnhO

[12] Post: http://www.nypost.com/p/news/local/queens/sanitation_truck_slams_into_lirr_tWZkxA5dZZhsoaqnljoyZN

[13] Post: http://www.nypost.com/p/news/local/manhattan/eight_survive_plunge_horror_off_50tSAAoINIS7k74SIWjgUK

[14] Post: http://www.nypost.com/p/news/local/crash_at_george_washington_bridge_9aDKXt24Lk6rD2w0tCbMcM

[15] Post: http://www.nypost.com/p/news/local/cathie_black_bash_crash_53qcCBL492tkN8goguyrlI

[16] CBS: http://www.cbsnews.com/stories/2011/07/22/national/main20081844.shtml

[17] Three Village Patch: http://threevillage.patch.com/articles/two-killed-in-ronkonkoma-crash

[18] NYT: http://www.nytimes.com/2011/07/20/nyregion/amish-farmers-killed-and-9-others-injured-in-crash-upstate.html

[19] News: http://www.nydailynews.com/news/world/2011/07/17/2011-07-17_cash_cab_hits_and_kills_61yearold_man_in_tragic_latenight_accident.html

[20] AP: http://www.silive.com/newsflash/index.ssf/story/new-york-man-arrested-in-fatal-la/e58b8fc798244d8ba7d3ce4e8850e5c0

[21] Image: http://www.streetsblog.org/wp-content/uploads/2011/07/image640x4802.jpg

[22] Post: http://www.nypost.com/p/news/local/queens/girl_hit_suing_car_chasing_ice_cream_FxcQubPyH5tvhe0erG0Q0K

[23] The Local: http://fort-greene.thelocal.nytimes.com/2011/07/20/update-fatal-car-accident/

[24] Post: http://www.nypost.com/p/news/local/manhattan/jets_receiver_braylon_edwards_pleads_v4Xz59UQJwnAeIb7jmZMXP

[25] Streetsblog: http://www.streetsblog.org/2011/07/21/midtown-in-motion-to-come-with-rad-driver-distracting-apps/

[26] Traffic Light: http://www.streetsblog.org/2011/07/22/2011/04/26/to-get-safer-streets-traffic-lights-and-stop-signs-arent-the-answer/

[27] DNAinfo: http://www.dnainfo.com/20110721/upper-west-side/community-group-says-dot-plan-wont-improve-safety-on-riverside-boulevard

[28] MTR: http://blog.tstc.org/2011/07/19/safety-lags-for-cyclists-on-long-island/

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