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 (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)

 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