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.

A cab driver hit a horse-drawn carriage in Central Park, injuring four people and the horse. Photo: News

Fatal Crashes (2 killed this week, 85 this year, 12 drivers charged*)

  • Harlem Man Injured By Hit-and-Run Driver With Suspended License Dies; Widow Seeks Harshest Punishment (Post)
  • Springfield Gardens: Brian Hemmings, 19, Killed in Backseat of Car Overturned in Hit-and-Run; Driver Later Charged With Fleeing the Scene, Improper Lane Change (News, YourNabe)

Injuries, Arrests and Property Damage

  • Midwood: 84-Year-Old “Slow Driver” Jumps Curb, Crashing Into Brooklyn College Building (Post)
  • Central Park: Cab Driver Hits Horse-Drawn Carriage, Injuring Four, One Critically; No Charges (News)
  • St. George: Drunk Driver Attempting to Flee After Crashing Into Two Cars Held By Witnesses (Post Blotter)
  • UES: Police Vehicle Driver Crashes Into Packed School Bus When Making U-Turn (DNAinfo)
  • Bed-Stuy: Hit-and-Run Livery Cab Driver Jumps Curb, Pinning Man and Baby Daughter in Stroller Against Gate (Post)
  • Morris Heights: Driver Stalking Female Acquaintance Leads Her on Wrong-Way Chase (Post Blotter)
  • Park Slope: SUV Driver Crashes, Mounts Parked Car on Union Street (FiPS)
  • Mariners Harbor: Three-Car Crash Results in Multiple Injuries (Advance)

Brian Jennings was killed when an SUV driver tried to overtake the car he was riding in. Photo: News

 In the Region, Out of Town

  • Detroit, MI: Former NBA Player Jalen Rose Caught Speeding Hours After DUI Sentencing (CBS)
  • Peconic, NY: Van Driver Fatally Hits, Drags Pedestrian Before Fleeing Scene of Three-Car Crash (Suffolk Times)
  • Uniondale, NY: Drunk Driver Crashes Van Into Two Cars, Bus; Three Injured (Post, ABC Local)
  • New Rochelle, NY: Queens Woman Charged in Fatal DWI Wrong-Way Crash on I-95 (News)
  • Seneca Co., NY: Tractor-Trailer Driver Killed After Rear-Ending NYC-Bound Canadian Tour Bus; Dozens Injured (Post)
  • North Amityville, NY: Drunk Driver Hits Two Pedestrians, Killing One (NBC NY)
  • Charlotte, NC: Woman Run Over in Bed By Drunk Driver Who Plowed Into Her Apartment (News)

Following Up

  • Jamaica Parents Pursue Civil Action Against Drunk Driver Who Killed Their Daughter (Queens Chron)
  • Raquel Nelson Sentenced to Year of Probation, Granted Option of New Trial (Streetsblog Capitol Hill)

Other News

  • Cyclist Gets in the Way of Cop Opening Van Door. Was “Criminality” Involved? (Streetsblog)
  • Maryland Police: Fallen Cyclist Shouldn’t Have Been on the Road (Streetsblog Network)
  • That’s It? Turn Signal and Ped Countdowns Contemplated for Deadly Harlem Intersection (DNAinfo)
  • L.A. City Council Votes to Remove “Unpopular and Unproductive” Red-Light Cameras (Wheels)

* Based on latest available reports