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 crash at Broadway and 97th Street injured a pedestrian and sent a cab into scaffolding. Photo:DNA

Fatal Crashes (2 killed this week, 11 this year, 3 drivers charged*)

  • Midwood: 58-Year-Old Pedestrian Hit by One Driver, Fatally Struck by a Second in Hit-and-Run (ABC 7, NY1)
  • Staten Island: Nelson Coelho, 23, Struck Trying to Cross SI Expressway (Post)

Injuries, Arrests and Property Damage

  • Greenwich Village: 63-Year-Old Pedestrian Hospitalized With Head Injuries After Driver Hits Her (DNA)
  • UWS: Crash Involving Cab Driver Injures Pedestrian, Sends Vehicle Into Scaffolding (DNA)
  • Bronx: Man Driving Tractor-Trailer Illegally on Hutchinson River Pkwy Crashes Into Overpass, Injures Bridge Inspectors (DNA, Post)
  • Midtown: Ten Injured in Collision on Park Avenue (DNA)
  • Crown Heights: Two-Car Crash on Eastern Parkway Leaves Seven Injured, Six Seriously (DNA)
  • Dyker Heights: Four Pedestrians Struck in Two Separate Crashes; No Criminality Suspected (News)
  • Tompkinsville: Drunk Driver Smashes Into Pole, Injuring Passenger (Post Blotter)
  • Sunnyside: Driver Injured After Her SUV Flipped in Two-Car Crash (Advance)
  • New Brighton: Woman Driving With Suspended License, 3-Year-Old Son in the Backseat Nearly Runs Down Cop (Advance)
  • Cypress Hills: Carjacker Crashes Minivan Into Divider During Police Chase (DNA)

A driver in Sunnyside, SI was injured after her SUV flipped following a crash with another driver. Photo:Advance

In the Region, Out of Town

  • New Hyde Park, NY: Man Fatally Crashes Car Into Building (New Hyde Park Patch)
  • Centereach, NY: Driver With Previous Conviction Arrested for DWI at 120 MPH (FoxNY)
  • East Farmingdale, NY: Drunk Driver Rear-Ends Car, Seriously Injuring His Wife (NBC NY)
  • Bedford, NY: Man Arrested for Driving Drunk at Three Times the Legal Limit With Child in the Car (LoHud)
  • Athens, Greece: Director Theo Angelopoulos Fatally Struck by Off-Duty Cop on Motorcycle While Crossing the Street (AP)

Following Up

  • Brooklyn DA’s Office Reviewing Mathieu Lefevre Hit-and-Run (Streetsblog)
  • Funeral Services Held for Dashane Santana (DNA, Fox)
  • Related: CB3 Transpo Committee Wants Comprehensive Traffic Study on Delancey (Lo-Down)
  • Bronx Man Sentenced to 17 Years for Shooting a 13-Year-Old Boy in a Parking Space Dispute (DNA)
  • City Councilmember Wants to Rename Street After Slain Queens Civic Leader Pat Dolan (Times Ledger)
  • Two Pedestrians Struck by State Police in Separate Incidents Recovering in Hospital (LoHud)
  • Bronx Man Petitions to Sue City for Crash He Says was Caused by Broken Traffic Lights (Post)

* Based on latest available reports