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.

Katherine Yun was killed by a Department of Sanitation truck driver while crossing Broadway in Williamsburg. Photo: Daily News

Fatal Crashes (5 killed this week, 146 this year, 20 drivers charged*)

  • Sheepshead Bay: Aron Dudkin, 80, Killed Crossing the Street; No Charges (Streetsblog, Flatbush Scoop)
  • Williamsburg: Katherine Yun, 25, Hit By Garbage Truck Driver; No Criminality Suspected (News, NYT)
  • North Riverdale: Milo Montivilla, 57, Struck, Dragged By School Bus Driver; No Charges Expected (News, Streetsblog)
  • St. Albans: Drunk Driver Crashes Into Two Cars, Killing a Passenger; Two Others Injured (Post)
  • Prospect Lefferts Gardens: Motorcyclist Kills Unidentified Pedestrian at Flatbush and Parkside (Streetsblog)

Injuries, Arrests and Property Damage

  • Prospect Heights: Driver Injures Cyclist at Intersection Where Protected Bike Lane Was Supposed to Go (Bklynian)
  • Prospect Park: Cyclist Seriously Injured By Van Driver (Bklynian)
  • Greenpoint: Off-Duty Cop Survives Rear-End Plunge Off BQE (News, Post)
  • Midwood: Motorcyclist Critically Injured in Head-On Collision Fleeing From Police (Post)
  • Flatbush: One Hospitalized After SUV Driver Crashes Into Supermarket (Gothamist)
  • Soho: City’s Office of Emergency Management Spokesperson Arrested for DWI (DNAinfo, Post)
  • Little Neck: Driver Crashes Through Glass Storefront of Day Care Center (Times Ledger)
  • Brooklyn Heights: Driver Leads Cops on Chase Before Slamming Into Light Pole (Post)
  • Port Richmond: Unlicensed Driver Flees DWI Checkpoint, Leaving 7-Year-Old Son (Post Blotter)
  • St. Albans: Driver Checked for Injuries Following Crash (Times Ledger)

A driver survived a plunge off the BQE following a rear-end crash. Photo: Daily News

In the Region, Out of Town

  • Suffolk County, NY: 15-Month-Old Girl Killed After Grandmother “Loses Control” of SUV (Post)
  • Woodbridge, NJ: Armored Truck Driver Killed in NJ Turnpike Crash (AP)
  • North Bay Shore, NY: Off-Duty NYPD Officer Drives Drunk Eight Miles in the Wrong Direction; Receives 30-Day Suspension (Post)
  • Newark, NJ: SUV Driver Jumps Sidewalk, Crashes Car Into Second Floor of House (Star-Ledger)
  • Massapequa, NY: School Bus Carrying Kids Involved in Three-Vehicle Crash (Post)
  • Portland, OR: Brooklyn DJ Critically Injured By Cab Driver Who Crashed Into Hotel Room (Oregon Live)

Following Up

  • Driver Listed on Lefevre Crash Report Claims There’s No Proof He Was Driving (Gothamist)
  • Queens Civic Leader Pat Dolan, Killed Walking to CB Meeting, Rememberd as Tireless Advocate (Times Ledger)
  • NYPL President Pleads Guilty to DWI in East Harlem Crash (DNAinfo)
  • Pedestrian Fatally Struck By Motorcyclist in Hell’s Kitchen Identified (DNAinfo)

* Based on latest available reports