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The Weekly Carnage

Posted By Summer Greenstein On July 29, 2011 @ 2:34 pm In The Weekly Carnage | 3 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].

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 [2])
  • 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 [3], YourNabe [4])

Injuries, Arrests and Property Damage

  • Midwood: 84-Year-Old “Slow Driver” Jumps Curb, Crashing Into Brooklyn College Building (Post [5])
  • Central Park: Cab Driver Hits Horse-Drawn Carriage, Injuring Four, One Critically; No Charges (News [6])
  • St. George: Drunk Driver Attempting to Flee After Crashing Into Two Cars Held By Witnesses (Post Blotter [7])
  • UES: Police Vehicle Driver Crashes Into Packed School Bus When Making U-Turn (DNAinfo [8])
  • Bed-Stuy: Hit-and-Run Livery Cab Driver Jumps Curb, Pinning Man and Baby Daughter in Stroller Against Gate (Post [9])
  • Morris Heights: Driver Stalking Female Acquaintance Leads Her on Wrong-Way Chase (Post Blotter [10])
  • Park Slope: SUV Driver Crashes, Mounts Parked Car on Union Street (FiPS [11])
  • Mariners Harbor: Three-Car Crash Results in Multiple Injuries (Advance [12])

 In the Region, Out of Town

  • Detroit, MI: Former NBA Player Jalen Rose Caught Speeding Hours After DUI Sentencing (CBS [13])
  • Peconic, NY: Van Driver Fatally Hits, Drags Pedestrian Before Fleeing Scene of Three-Car Crash (Suffolk Times [14])
  • Uniondale, NY: Drunk Driver Crashes Van Into Two Cars, Bus; Three Injured (Post [15], ABC Local [16])
  • New Rochelle, NY: Queens Woman Charged in Fatal DWI Wrong-Way Crash on I-95 (News [17])
  • Seneca Co., NY: Tractor-Trailer Driver Killed After Rear-Ending NYC-Bound Canadian Tour Bus; Dozens Injured (Post [18])
  • North Amityville, NY: Drunk Driver Hits Two Pedestrians, Killing One (NBC NY [19])
  • Charlotte, NC: Woman Run Over in Bed By Drunk Driver Who Plowed Into Her Apartment (News [20])

Following Up

  • Jamaica Parents Pursue Civil Action Against Drunk Driver Who Killed Their Daughter (Queens Chron [21])
  • Raquel Nelson Sentenced to Year of Probation, Granted Option of New Trial (Streetsblog Capitol Hill [22])

Other News

  • Cyclist Gets in the Way of Cop Opening Van Door. Was “Criminality” Involved? (Streetsblog [23])
  • Maryland Police: Fallen Cyclist Shouldn’t Have Been on the Road (Streetsblog Network [24])
  • That’s It? Turn Signal and Ped Countdowns Contemplated for Deadly Harlem Intersection [25] (DNAinfo [26])
  • L.A. City Council Votes to Remove “Unpopular and Unproductive” Red-Light Cameras (Wheels [27])

* Based on latest available reports

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URLs in this post:

[1] About the Weekly Carnage: http://www.streetsblog.orgwww.streetsblog.org/about-the-weekly-carnage/

[2] Post: http://www.nypost.com/p/news/local/manhattan/harlem_hit_run_widow_hammers_dwi_mpBMQlKfVIukejeKHLISeN

[3] News: http://www.nydailynews.com/ny_local/2011/07/24/2011-07-24_qns_man_19_killed_in_wreck_after_car_flips.html

[4] YourNabe: http://www.yournabe.com/articles/2011/07/28/queens/qns_rosedale_accident_20110728.txt

[5] Post: http://www.nypost.com/p/news/local/brooklyn/crash_granny_saved_by_ber_seat_belt_ls57fhQA2GlrmJ0lBMg7PN

[6] News: http://www.nydailynews.com/ny_local/2011/07/26/2011-07-26_central_park_horsedrawn_carriage_smacked_by_taxi_cab_four_people_hurt.html

[7] Post Blotter: http://www.nypost.com/p/news/local/nypd_blotter/nypd_daily_blotter_HcxKGv6diXoBT8RDZHK6QP

[8] DNAinfo: http://www.dnainfo.com/20110727/upper-east-side/nypd-car-crashes-into-special-needs-school-bus-on-ues

[9] Post: http://www.nypost.com/p/news/local/brooklyn/cabdriver_flees_stroller_horror_CZslaNAhFaevR8VtXlBcII

[10] Post Blotter: http://www.nypost.com/p/news/local/nypd_blotter/nypd_daily_blotter_wnlsk6iUOus1X2IuHH8sbO

[11] FiPS: http://www.fuckedinparkslope.com/home/crazy-accident-on-union-street.html

[12] Advance: http://www.silive.com/northshore/index.ssf/2011/07/3-car_crash_in_port_richmond.html

[13] CBS: http://www.cbsnews.com/8301-504083_162-20085013-504083.html

[14] Suffolk Times: http://suffolktimes.timesreview.com/2011/07/16362/police-search-for-driver-in-peconic-fatal-pedestrain-hit-and-run/

[15] Post: http://www.nypost.com/p/news/local/three_injured_in_multi_vehicle_accident_ULIdaKg6HildgoxXrL8dDJ

[16] ABC Local: http://abclocal.go.com/wabc/story?section=news/local/long_island&id=8276926

[17] News: http://www.nydailynews.com/ny_local/2011/07/26/2011-07-26_queens_woman_26_charged_with_killing_one_man_after_driving_wrong_way_on_i95_in_i.html

[18] Post: http://www.nypost.com/p/news/local/upstate_tourist_bus_horror_gqB3GpzDUdRBoHOYs3L77L

[19] NBC NY: http://www.nbcnewyork.com/news/local/LI-Man-Charged-in-Deadly-Drunk-Driving-Accident-126121083.html

[20] News: http://www.nydailynews.com/news/national/2011/07/24/2011-07-24_charlotte_hit_by_car_while_in_bed_drunk_driver_plowed_through_bedroom_of_firstfl.html?r=news

[21] Queens Chron: http://www.qchron.com/news/eastern/article_b4129caa-d660-5360-8521-fc49e2e28828.html

[22] Streetsblog Capitol Hill: http://dc.streetsblog.org/2011/07/26/raquel-nelson-granted-option-of-new-trial/

[23] Streetsblog: http://www.streetsblog.org/2011/07/27/cop-doors-cyclist-police-try-to-determine-if-criminality-was-involved/

[24] Streetsblog Network: http://streetsblog.net/2011/07/26/maryland-police-fallen-cyclist-shouldnt-have-been-on-the-road/

[25] Deadly Harlem Intersection: http://www.streetsblog.org/2011/07/29/2011/06/02/car-crash-in-harlem-kills-pedestrian-hospitalizes-five-others/

[26] DNAinfo: http://www.dnainfo.com/20110728/harlem/deadly-adam-clayton-powell-jr-blvd-intersection-could-get-turn-signal

[27] Wheels: http://wheels.blogs.nytimes.com/2011/07/28/l-a-city-council-votes-to-remove-red-light-cameras/#

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