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 drunk driver who ran a red crashed into a cab on 125th Street, injuring three. Photo: News

Fatal Crashes (4 killed this week, 117 this year, 17 drivers charged*)

  • Canarsie: Denise Pierrelus, 65, Fatally Struck Two Blocks from Home; “No Criminality” (Post Blotter)
  • Flatlands: Gillian Hall, 56, Killed by Hit-and-Run Driver While Crossing Street (News)
  • Sunnyside, SI: James Mangano, 46, Ejected from His SUV in Two-Car Crash; “No Criminality” (Advance)
  • Gowanus Expressway: Charles Russelli, 44, Killed in Rear-End Collision (Advance)

Injuries, Arrests and Property Damage

  • Harlem: Drunk Driver Runs Reds and Crashes Into Cab, Injuring Three (DNAinfo)
  • Jamaica: Unlicensed, Drunk Driver Plows Into Family of Three Standing Next to Their Car (YourNabe)
  • Grasmere: U-Haul Driver Pulling Out of Parking Lot Crashes Into Parked Car, Jumps Curb (Advance)
  • Ridgewood: Man Charged with DWI After Slamming Into Parked Cars (Post Blotter)
  • West Brighton: Angry Driver Throws Can at Traffic Enforcement Agent After Being Issued Ticket (Advance)
  • SI Expressway: Three-Vehicle Crash Adds to “Misery” of Motorists’ Commute (Advance)

James Mangano was killed when his SUV collided with another vehicle in Sunnyside, SI. Photo:Advance

In the Region, Out of Town

  • North Bergen, NJ: Teen Passenger Killed in Single-Car Crash; Teen Driver Injured (Jersey Journal)
  • West Babylon, NY: Grandmother Arrested for Driving Under the Influence of Drugs With 2-Year-Old (NBC NY)
  • Stamford, CT: 80-Year-Old Driver Injured After Crashing Into Metro-North Train (Stamford Advocate)
  • West Nyack, NY: Drunk Driver Who Crashed With Four Children in the Car Faces Charges under Leandra’s Law (LoHud)
  • Peconic, NY: Car Carrying Five People Flips on Highway (Suffolk Times)

Following Up

  • Off-Duty Bronx Cop Charged with Vehicular Manslaughter, Criminally Negligent Homicide in Death of Pedestrian (Bronx Times)
  • Reckless Driving Charge Against Driver in Fatal Chinatown-Bound Bus Crash Dropped (Post)
  • Charges Possible in Death of CT Man Who Fell from the Back of a Pickup Truck (Post)

Other News

  • SI Advance: DMV Putting Convenience Over Safety by Dropping Vision Tests for License Renewals is “Nuts”
  • Cuomo Reportedly Reverses Plan to Drop Vision Tests (Albany Watch)
  • DOT Adds Audible Walk Signals to Help Visually Impaired Pedestrians Cross the Street (News)
  • Study Finds Today’s SUV’s “Less Likely” to Kill Passengers in Smaller Vehicles During Crashes (Wheels)

* Based on latest available reports