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.

12-Year-Old Dashane Santana was fatally struck by a van driver while she was crossing Delancey Street at Clinton Street. The driver remained at the scene and is not expected to face charges. Photo via DNAinfo

Fatal Crashes (2 killed this week, 9 this year, 3 drivers charged*)

  • LES: Dashane Santana, 12, Struck Twice by Van Driver While Crossing Delancey; No Charges Expected (Post, Gothamist)
  • Kew Gardens Hills: Passenger Beatrice Perlitsh, 82, Killed in Two-Car Crash; “No Criminality Suspected” (DNAinfo, Times Ledger)

Injuries, Arrests and Property Damage

  • Harlem: Crash That Injured Motorist Blamed on Icy Roads (DNAinfo)
  • Bensonhurst: MTA Bus Driver Hits Two Pedestrians, Trapping One Underneath (DNAinfo)
  • St. Albans: Driver Seriously Injured After Crashing and Flipping SUV; “No Criminality Suspected” (Post)
  • Bayside: At Least One Injured in Two-Vehicle Crash (Times Ledger)
  • Sheepshead Bay: Photo: Cyclist Struck On Ocean Ave, Shore Parkway (Sheepshead Bites)
  • Clinton Hill: Garbage Truck Driver Crashes Into Vacant Storefront, Injuring Three (NY1)
  • Washington Heights: Unlicensed Drunk Teen Driver Slams Into Car, Putting One Victim in a Coma (Post Blotter)
  • Fordham Manor: Man Driving Stolen Car Arrested for Reckless Driving (Post Blotter)
  • Corona: Off-Duty Sanitation Worker Arrested for DWI (Times Ledger)
  • Grant City: Truck Driver Knocks Down Utility Pole, Fire Hydrant (Advance)

In the Region, Out of Town

  • Jersey City, NJ: Driver Police Say Was Drunk or High Kills Two in Crash (CBS NY)
  • Brentwood, NY: Driver Kills LI Pedestrian (WSJ)
  • Amagansett, NY: News Correspondent Richard Threlkeld Killed in Crash With Oil Tanker (WSJ)
  • Java, NY: Driver Dies After Her Car Flips Into Pond Off Snowy Road (WSJ)
  • Temple, TX: School Bus Flips Following Crash With Tractor-Trailer; 32 Injured (CBS)
  • Mount Kisco, NY: Pedestrian Critically Injured by NY State Police Car (LoHud)

Following Up

  • Dump Truck Driver Who Killed Laurence Renard Never Charged; Widower Files Wrongful Death Suit (Post)
  • LI Man Charged With Leaving the Scene of Fatal New Years Crash (WPIX)
  • SI Driver Pleads Guilty to Vehicular Homicide in DWI Crash That Killed Two Friends (Post)
  • Police: Teen Driver Who Fatally Struck Delivery Man in Brooklyn Ran a Red (Times Ledger)
  • Driver Convicted of Criminally Negligent Homicide in 2003 East Harlem Crash Might Not Serve Jail Time or Lose License (Post)
  • Family of SI Man Who Died Following Van-Fire Truck Crash Sues City, Van Driver (Advance)
  • Parents of Seven-Year-Old LI Girl Killed in Drunken Limo Crash Settle Lawsuit Against Driver, Limo Company (Long Beach Patch)

* Based on latest available reports