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 (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)

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