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The Weekly Carnage

Posted By Summer Greenstein On January 20, 2012 @ 2:16 pm In 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].


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 [3]

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 [4], Gothamist [5])
  • Kew Gardens Hills: Passenger Beatrice Perlitsh, 82, Killed in Two-Car Crash; “No Criminality Suspected” (DNAinfo [6], Times Ledger [7])

Injuries, Arrests and Property Damage

  • Harlem: Crash That Injured Motorist Blamed on Icy Roads (DNAinfo [8])
  • Bensonhurst: MTA Bus Driver Hits Two Pedestrians, Trapping One Underneath (DNAinfo [9])
  • St. Albans: Driver Seriously Injured After Crashing and Flipping SUV; “No Criminality Suspected” (Post [10])
  • Bayside: At Least One Injured in Two-Vehicle Crash (Times Ledger [11])
  • Sheepshead Bay: Photo: Cyclist Struck On Ocean Ave, Shore Parkway (Sheepshead Bites [12])
  • Clinton Hill: Garbage Truck Driver Crashes Into Vacant Storefront, Injuring Three (NY1 [13])
  • Washington Heights: Unlicensed Drunk Teen Driver Slams Into Car, Putting One Victim in a Coma (Post Blotter [14])
  • Fordham Manor: Man Driving Stolen Car Arrested for Reckless Driving (Post Blotter [15])
  • Corona: Off-Duty Sanitation Worker Arrested for DWI (Times Ledger [16])
  • Grant City: Truck Driver Knocks Down Utility Pole, Fire Hydrant (Advance [17])

In the Region, Out of Town

  • Jersey City, NJ: Driver Police Say Was Drunk or High Kills Two in Crash (CBS NY [18])
  • Brentwood, NY: Driver Kills LI Pedestrian (WSJ [19])
  • Amagansett, NY: News Correspondent Richard Threlkeld Killed in Crash With Oil Tanker (WSJ [20])
  • Java, NY: Driver Dies After Her Car Flips Into Pond Off Snowy Road (WSJ [21])
  • Temple, TX: School Bus Flips Following Crash With Tractor-Trailer; 32 Injured (CBS [22])
  • Mount Kisco, NY: Pedestrian Critically Injured by NY State Police Car (LoHud [23])

Following Up

  • Dump Truck Driver Who Killed Laurence Renard Never Charged; Widower Files Wrongful Death Suit (Post [24])
  • LI Man Charged With Leaving the Scene of Fatal New Years Crash (WPIX [25])
  • SI Driver Pleads Guilty to Vehicular Homicide in DWI Crash That Killed Two Friends (Post [26])
  • Police: Teen Driver Who Fatally Struck Delivery Man in Brooklyn Ran a Red (Times Ledger [27])
  • Driver Convicted of Criminally Negligent Homicide in 2003 East Harlem Crash Might Not Serve Jail Time or Lose License (Post [28])
  • Family of SI Man Who Died Following Van-Fire Truck Crash Sues City, Van Driver (Advance [29])
  • Parents of Seven-Year-Old LI Girl Killed in Drunken Limo Crash Settle Lawsuit Against Driver, Limo Company (Long Beach Patch [30])

* Based on latest available reports

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

[2] Image: http://www.streetsblog.org/wp-content/uploads/2012/01/DashaneSantana.jpg

[3] DNAinfo: http://www.dnainfo.com/20120113/lower-east-side-east-village/teen-girl-struck-killed-on-delancey-street-near-williamsburg-bridge

[4] Post: http://www.nypost.com/p/news/local/manhattan/promising_kid_killed_Bd8KnDRFsJYtIbJXLCv7iL

[5] Gothamist: http://gothamist.com/2012/01/14/12-year-old_girl_killed_on_delancey.php

[6] DNAinfo: http://www.dnainfo.com/20120117/kew-gardens-hills-fresh-meadows/beatrice-perlitsh-82-killed-150th-street-car-crash

[7] Times Ledger: http://www.timesledger.com/stories/2012/3/deadlyautoaccident_ne_2012_01_19_q.html

[8] DNAinfo: http://www.dnainfo.com/20120117/harlem/harlem-motorist-seriously-injured-crash-caused-by-icy-roads

[9] DNAinfo: http://www.dnainfo.com/20120117/bay-ridge-bensonhurst/person-trapped-under-bus-bensonhurst

[10] Post: http://www.nypost.com/p/news/local/queens/driver_hurt_in_queens_crash_5ZQYdlg7u4zNfTMXQHgrvN

[11] Times Ledger: http://www.timesledger.com/stories/2012/3/baysidecrash_ne_2012_01_19_q.html

[12] Sheepshead Bites: http://www.sheepsheadbites.com/2012/01/photo-cyclist-struck-on-ocean-ave-shore-pkwy/

[13] NY1: http://brooklyn.ny1.com/content/top_stories/154323/three-hurt-after-garbage-truck-slams-into-brooklyn-storefront

[14] Post Blotter: http://www.nypost.com/p/news/local/nypd_blotter/nypd_daily_blotter_fI0xmcjRYg916yAStH6B3M

[15] Post Blotter: http://www.nypost.com/p/news/local/nypd_blotter/nypd_daily_blotter_looIAVjbX2WGbsOTeHQPYN

[16] Times Ledger: http://www.timesledger.com/stories/2012/2/drunkgarbageman_we_2012_01_12_q.html

[17] Advance: http://www.silive.com/eastshore/index.ssf/2012/01/truck_hits_a_pole_at_staten_is.html

[18] CBS NY: http://newyork.cbslocal.com/2012/01/19/police-man-charged-in-deadly-jersey-city-accident-was-high-or-drunk/

[19] WSJ: http://online.wsj.com/article/AP701b2bece006440eab7d9eaeb863cf2d.html

[20] WSJ: http://online.wsj.com/article/APddc3229bb6d34d01a5f3fc3f1cce7c53.html

[21] WSJ: http://online.wsj.com/article/AP8729d9e02c1043c99f21154049d8deee.html

[22] CBS: http://www.cbsnews.com/8301-201_162-57360680/texas-school-bus-accident-injures-32/

[23] LoHud: http://www.lohud.com/print/article/20120119/NEWS02/301190028/Mount-Kisco-woman-intensive-care-after-struck-by-state-sergeant-s-car

[24] Post: http://www.nypost.com/p/news/local/manhattan/suit_in_ues_drag_horror_KwQocm3DFqYezySpBQ2ckM

[25] WPIX: http://www.wpix.com/news/wpix-li-man-arrested-in-fatal-hit-and-run,0,5673316.story

[26] Post: http://www.nypost.com/p/news/local/staten_island/man_admits_to_drunk_si_car_crash_ReHOtw6jPIxFUCTOXgPVyH

[27] Times Ledger: http://www.timesledger.com/stories/2012/2/brooklynaccident_se_2012_01_12_q.html

[28] Post: http://www.nypost.com/p/news/local/manhattan/slay_drive_outrage_JTrniIj9U3j9yKZDHVLyIN

[29] Advance: http://www.silive.com/news/index.ssf/2012/01/staten_island_family_sues_afte_1.html

[30] Long Beach Patch: http://longbeach.patch.com/articles/attorneys-katie-flynn-s-family-settles-suit

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