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 police chase in Flushing ended in a crash that injured a 61-year-old pedestrian. Photo:Daily News

Fatal Crashes (1 killed this week, 98 this year, 14 drivers charged*)

  • Corona: Twenty-Five-Year-Old Woman Killed By Minivan Driver While Crossing Corona Avenue; “No Criminality” (Post Blotter)

Injuries, Arrests and Property Damage

  • Williamsburg Bridge: Four Vehicles Crash on Bridge; “Few Injuries” Reported (Bowery Boogie)
  • UWS: Speeding Lexus Driver Injures Two Pedestrians, One Critically; Flees Scene (Post)
  • South Ozone Park: Off-Duty Cop Charged With DWI After Crashing Into Parked Car (Post Blotter)
  • Brooklyn Bridge: Man Dragged 300 Feet After Confronting Driver Who Hit His SUV (Gothamist)
  • Port Richmond: Police Cruiser Hits Five-Year-Old Boy Walking to Soccer Practice (Post)
  • Flushing: Minivan Driver Fleeing Police Strikes, Hospitalizes Pedestrian (News)
  • Port Richmond: Driver Crashes Into Hair Salon, Injuring Four (NY1)
  • UES: Parked Van Bursts Into Flames; No Injuries (DNAinfo)

Rosanny Marte, her mother and grandmother were killed driving back to Manhattan from a trip to Disney World. Photo:Daily Mail

In the Region, Out of Town

  • North Carolina: Three Generations of Manhattan Women Killed After Their SUV Flips on Highway (Post)
  • Monroe, NJ: Tour Bus/Tractor-Trailer Crash on NJ Turnpike Leaves Over a Dozen Injured (NBC NY, WABC)
  • Southampton, NJ: SI Man Killed, One Seriously Injured in Collision With Tractor-Trailer (Advance)
  • Newark, NJ: Driver and Passenger Killed in Crash While Fleeing State Police (AP)
  • Linwood, NJ: Four Teens Killed, Four Injured After Their SUV Crashes on the Garden State Parkway (AP)

Following Up

  • Did Illegal Parking Contribute to the Crash That Killed Jeffrey Axelrod? (Benepe’s Bike Blog)
  • Squadron, Chin and Stringer Call on DOT for Safer Delancey, Again (DNAinfo, Villager)
  • LI Motorcyclist Faces Three to Nine for DWI Crash That Killed Teen Fixing Bicycle Flat (YourNabe)
  • Chicago Man Charged With Reckless Homicide in DWI Collision With Bicyclist (Chicago Sun Times)

Other News

* Based on latest available reports