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The Weekly Carnage

Posted By Summer Greenstein On December 2, 2011 @ 2:36 pm In Streetsblog,The Weekly Carnage | 2 Comments

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 [1].

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 [2])
  • Forest Hills: 68-Year-Old Pedestrian Hit By Driver; NYPD: “No Criminality Suspected” (Times Ledger [3])
  • Kings Highway: Van Driver Killed After Ramming Center Island (AP [4])
  • Bayside: Farook Husseil, 57, Passenger, Killed Exiting Car on Clearview Expressway (Times Ledger [5])
  • Hollis: Pat Dolan, 72, Struck Crossing Street on Her Way to CB Transportation Committee Meeting; No Charges (City Room [6], Times Ledger [7], Streetsblog [8])**
  • Upper West Side: Daniela D’Ercole, 32, Run Down By SUV Driver; “No Criminality Suspected” (DNAinfo [9])**
  • Van Wyck Parkway/Brooklyn Queens Expressway: Unnamed BMW Driver, Motorcyclist Marvin Dunn, 28, Killed in Separate Crashes (News [10], Post Blotter [11])**
  • Chelsea: Jack Vanleuvan, 61, Succumbs to Injuries After Red Light-Running Police Van Driver Left Him Comatose (Post [12])**

Injuries, Arrests and Property Damage

  • Williamsburg: Drunk Coffee Truck Driver Mows Down 90-Year-Old Pedestrian, Attempts to Flee Scene (Post [13], CBS Local [14])
  • Midtown East: Multi-Car Crash on FDR Drive Leaves Seven Injured, One Seriously (DNAinfo [15])
  • Lower East Side: Allegedly Drunk City Employee Speeding on FDR Drive Crashes Into Minivan; Two Hospitalized (Post [16])
  • Lower East Side: Daily News Delivery Truck Driver Crashes Into Restaurant, Injuring Self and Passenger (DNAinfo [17])
  • Borough Park: Driver Hits Woman With Traffic Cone in Dispute Over Parking Spot (Post Blotter [18])

In the Region, Out of Town

  • Coram, NY: Motorcyclist Killed in Crash With Left-Turning Driver (AP [19])
  • Uniondale, NY: Teen Driving Drunk Slams Into Brick Wall, Killing Passenger (Fox NY [20])
  • East Islip: Drunk Driver Crashes Into Guardrail Taking Shooting Victim to Hospital (Post [21])
  • Westerly, RI: NY Arts Patron Killed Walking With Daughter Near Vacation Home (DNAinfo [22])

Following Up

  • Driver in April Queensboro Bridge Crash That Killed One Suing City for Negligence (Post [23])
  • NJ Man Who Admitted to Driving Drunk Won’t Face Manslaughter Charges for Fatal Hit-and-Run (News [24])
  • No Charges for Speeding Driver Who Demolished Section of Snug Harbor Brick Wall (NY1 [25])
  • Anonymous Tip Leads to Arrest in Connecticut of Driver in Fatal Crash of Maspeth Bar Owner (News [26])

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


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[1] About the Weekly Carnage: http://www.streetsblog.org/about-the-weekly-carnage/

[2] AP: http://online.wsj.com/article/AP6b8931d4b8d04fe6bddf1191bcc238a6.html?mod=WSJ_NY_LEFTAPHeadlines

[3] Times Ledger: http://www.timesledger.com/stories/2011/48/fhwomanstruck_web_2011_12_08_q.html

[4] AP: http://www.nypost.com/p/news/local/brooklyn/driver_killed_in_brooklyn_car_accident_MOrZAPdoXwVJ7IlsHbv7SP

[5] Times Ledger: http://www.timesledger.com/stories/2011/48/clearviewcrash_web_2011_11_28_q.html

[6] City Room: http://cityroom.blogs.nytimes.com/2011/11/16/car-strikes-activist-for-pedestrian-safety-killing-her/

[7] Times Ledger: http://www.timesledger.com/stories/2011/46/patdolancrash_all_2011_11_16_q.html

[8] Streetsblog: http://www.streetsblog.org/2011/11/16/queens-civic-leader-killed-walking-to-community-board-transpo-meeting/

[9] DNAinfo: http://www.dnainfo.com/20111111/upper-west-side/woman-struck-killed-by-suv-on-broadway

[10] News: http://www.nydailynews.com/new-york/traffic-accidents-van-wyck-parkway-brooklyn-queens-expressway-kill-early-sunday-article-1.976936

[11] Post Blotter: http://www.nypost.com/p/news/local/nypd_blotter/nypd_daily_blotter_bs59NCBWsDzSVULxzLDqAN

[12] Post: http://www.nypost.com/p/news/local/manhattan/pedestrian_dies_after_police_car_LEnSKjpOco2ERF6Wtpn0LM

[13] Post: http://www.nypost.com/p/news/local/brooklyn/dwi_trucker_slams_man_869xK9E2BeQl1xPOrWsj8J

[14] CBS Local: http://newyork.cbslocal.com/2011/12/01/nypd-good-samaritan-tracks-down-driver-who-struck-90-year-old-man-in-brooklyn/

[15] DNAinfo: http://www.dnainfo.com/20111202/midtown/fdr-drive-multicar-crash-leaves-one-seriously-injured

[16] Post: http://www.nypost.com/p/news/local/manhattan/dwi_city_prober_slams_into_suv_rYr4htMFsms5IS7WPdIOtO

[17] DNAinfo: http://www.dnainfo.com/20111129/lower-east-side-east-village/newspaper-delivery-truck-crashes-into-delancey-street-diner

[18] Post Blotter: http://www.nypost.com/p/news/local/nypd_blotter/nypd_daily_blotter_GICdkl9f24sFP8rhJDDMjM

[19] AP: http://www.nypost.com/p/news/local/ny_motorcyclist_dies_in_long_island_Ynjq1fxatB1SG3YmHFiRQJ

[20] Fox NY: http://www.myfoxny.com/dpp/news/police-teen-driver-in-fatal-crash-was-drunk-20111129

[21] Post: http://www.nypost.com/p/news/local/li_drunk_driver_crashes_taking_shooting_BTDpaysRyFqCIn7Y9aO1NI

[22] DNAinfo: http://www.dnainfo.com/20111127/upper-east-side/arts-patron-killed-walking-with-daughter-on-thanksgiving-ri

[23] Post: http://www.nypost.com/p/news/local/manhattan/bridge_crash_guy_sues_BbrNbApjYyC2dQ6w31vgUM

[24] News: http://www.nydailynews.com/news/national/daniel-bark-pleads-guilty-drunken-driving-won-t-charged-death-american-idol-tryout-article-1.983977

[25] NY1: http://statenisland.ny1.com/content/top_stories/151654/speeding-driver-destroys-portion-of-snug-harbor-s-surrounding-wall

[26] News: http://www.nydailynews.com/new-york/queens/fugitive-wanted-wrong-way-fatal-crash-killed-queens-bar-owner-george-gibbons-nabbed-police-article-1.978093

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