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 22-year-old motorcyclist struck and killed a 58-year-old pedestrian at West 57th Street and 10th Avenue. Photo: Daily News

Fatal Crashes (4 killed this week, 141 this year, 19 drivers charged*)

  • Midtown West: 58-Year-Old Man Fatally Struck By Motorcyclist; No Charges (AP)
  • Forest Hills: 68-Year-Old Pedestrian Hit By Driver; NYPD: “No Criminality Suspected” (Times Ledger)
  • Kings Highway: Van Driver Killed After Ramming Center Island (AP)
  • Bayside: Farook Husseil, 57, Passenger, Killed Exiting Car on Clearview Expressway (Times Ledger)
  • Hollis: Pat Dolan, 72, Struck Crossing Street on Her Way to CB Transportation Committee Meeting; No Charges (City Room, Times Ledger, Streetsblog)**
  • Upper West Side: Daniela D’Ercole, 32, Run Down By SUV Driver; “No Criminality Suspected” (DNAinfo)**
  • Van Wyck Parkway/Brooklyn Queens Expressway: Unnamed BMW Driver, Motorcyclist Marvin Dunn, 28, Killed in Separate Crashes (News, Post Blotter)**
  • Chelsea: Jack Vanleuvan, 61, Succumbs to Injuries After Red Light-Running Police Van Driver Left Him Comatose (Post)**

A speeding and possibly drunk driver crashed on South Street near Clinton Street, leaving two hospitalized. Photo: Daily News

Injuries, Arrests and Property Damage

  • Williamsburg: Drunk Coffee Truck Driver Mows Down 90-Year-Old Pedestrian, Attempts to Flee Scene (Post, CBS Local)
  • Midtown East: Multi-Car Crash on FDR Drive Leaves Seven Injured, One Seriously (DNAinfo)
  • Lower East Side: Allegedly Drunk City Employee Speeding on FDR Drive Crashes Into Minivan; Two Hospitalized (Post)
  • Lower East Side: Daily News Delivery Truck Driver Crashes Into Restaurant, Injuring Self and Passenger (DNAinfo)
  • Borough Park: Driver Hits Woman With Traffic Cone in Dispute Over Parking Spot (Post Blotter)

In the Region, Out of Town

  • Coram, NY: Motorcyclist Killed in Crash With Left-Turning Driver (AP)
  • Uniondale, NY: Teen Driving Drunk Slams Into Brick Wall, Killing Passenger (Fox NY)
  • East Islip: Drunk Driver Crashes Into Guardrail Taking Shooting Victim to Hospital (Post)
  • Westerly, RI: NY Arts Patron Killed Walking With Daughter Near Vacation Home (DNAinfo)

Following Up

  • Driver in April Queensboro Bridge Crash That Killed One Suing City for Negligence (Post)
  • NJ Man Who Admitted to Driving Drunk Won’t Face Manslaughter Charges for Fatal Hit-and-Run (News)
  • No Charges for Speeding Driver Who Demolished Section of Snug Harbor Brick Wall (NY1)
  • Anonymous Tip Leads to Arrest in Connecticut of Driver in Fatal Crash of Maspeth Bar Owner (News)

* Based on latest available reports
** As these crashes occurred prior to last Friday, they are not reflected in the weekly figure.