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 man delivering food on his scooter was fatally struck by a drunk driver in Greenpoint. Photo: News

Fatal Crashes (4 killed this week, 121 this year, 18 drivers charged*)

  • Greenpoint: 41-Year-Old Food Deliveryman on Scooter Struck by Drunk Driver (Brooklyn Paper)
  • Elmhurst: Juan Costa, 40, Killed Riding His Motorcycle Near Queens Blvd. (News)
  • East New York: 84-Year-Old Driver and Wife Killed After Driving the Wrong Way onto Belt Parkway (Post)

Injuries, Arrests and Property Damage

  • East Tremont: Driver Crashes into Apartment Building, Trapping Three and Injuring One Other (Post)
  • UWS: Tow Truck Driver Slams SUV Across Intersection, Injuring Two (DNAinfo)
  • Verrazano-Narrows Bridge: Four-Vehicle Crash Leaves One Injured (Advance)
  • UWS: Driver Rear-Ends School Bus Carrying 17 Kids on Westside Highway (DNAinfo)
  • UWS: Crash Involving a Police Car Leaves Officer in the Hospital (DNAinfo)

A tow truck driver crashed into an SUV on the Upper West Side, injuring two. Photo: DNAinfo

In the Region, Out of Town

  • Manorville, NY: Mother and 7-Year-Old Son Killed After Crashing Car into Van; Two Other Children Critically Injured (Post)
  • Cutchogue, NY: Drunk Driver Crashes Into Tree Fleeing Police; Airlifted to Hospital (Suffolk Times)
  • Jericho, NY: Three-Vehicle Collision on the Long Island Expressway Leaves One Dead (WABC)
  • Neptune, NJ: Private Bus-Car Crash Sends 15 to the Hospital (Asbury Park Press)
  • Kit Carson, CO: Sheriff’s Deputy, Five Children Killed in Crash With Empty Cattle Trailer (AP)
  • Oak Grove, MO: Drunk Driver Slams Into Family Hayride, Injuring 13 (News)

Following Up

  • Jury Holds City Responsible for Dangerous Street Conditions in Verdict Awarding $36M to Cyclist Injured By Speeding Driver (Post)
  • Bay Ridge Boy Nearly Killed Riding His Bike Makes Improbable Recovery, Returns Home (News)
  • NY Court of Appeals Rules “Sunset Glare” Does Not Excuse Negligence in Fatal 2000 Syracuse Crash (WSJ)

Other News

  • Updated CrashStat.org Maps City’s Most Dangerous Intersections; Eastern Parkway/Utica Avenue Listed as the Deadliest (TranspoNation)
  • One Year After Taking Effect, State’s Vulnerable User Laws Gathering Dust (Streetsblog)
  • DOT Touts Steep Drop in Injuries With Addition of Pedestrian Space at Park Ave. and 33rd (DNAinfo)
  • If You Want to Get Away With Murder in NYC, Kill Someone With Your Car (The Daily)
  • City to Study Dangerous Whitestone Intersection After Initially Denying Residents’ Requests for Stop Signs (Times Ledger)
  • SI Resident: No Change in Drivers Running Stop Sign After Notifying Councilmember (Advance)
  • Drugged Driving Report Reveals High Fatality Rate Among the Young (CBS)
  • Daily News: Drunk Drivers Flout Interlock Device Provision of Leandra’s Law

* Based on latest available reports