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.

Two passengers, including a pregnant teenager, were killed when a driver crashed into a concrete pillar on the Major Deegan Expressway. The driver also died and two others passengers were seriously injured. Photo: Daily News

Fatal Crashes (5 killed this week, 16 this year, 3 drivers charged*)

  • Grant City: Colleen Mallon Dizeo, 48, Dies From Injuries After Truck Driver Runs Her Down; Police: Death Appears Accidental (Advance)
  • Major Deegan Expressway: Daniela Abreu, 16; Jose Henriquez, 22; Eduardo Nunez, 30, Killed, Two Others Critically Injured in High-Speed Crash (News, Post)
  • UES: 31-Year-Old Passenger Killed By Hit-and-Run Driver on FDR Drive (DNA)

Injuries, Arrests and Property Damage

  • Sunset Park: Hit-and-Run Driver Critically Injures Pedestrian; Driver Later Turns Self In (News 1, 2)
  • Jamaica: Pedestrian in Serious Condition After Driver Hits Him (DNA)
  • Hudson Square: Cyclist Seriously Injured After Hitting Lane Divider Near Holland Tunnel (DNA)
  • Forest Hills: Several Injured in Two-Car Crash on Jackie Robinson Parkway (Times Ledger)
  • Williamsbridge: Pedestrian Struck Near Bronx River Parkway (DNA)
  • Bulls Head: Driver Hospitalized With Life-Threatening Injuries After Crashing Into Pole (Advance)
  • Greenpoint: Photos: Another Crash on McGuinness Blvd. (NY Shitty)
  • SI: Police Arrest Four for DWI, One After She Crashed Into Fence, Parked Car (Advance)
  • Lower Manhattan: Van Catches Fire in Foley Square (DNA)

A 47-year-old pedestrian was seriously by a hit-and-run driver in Sunset Park and fled. The driver later surrendered to police and is charged with leaving the scene. Photo: Daily News

In the Region, Out of Town

  • Mahwah, NJ: Rockland County Man Dies From Injuries in Head-On Collision (AP)
  • Yonkers, NY: 89-Year-Old Pedestrian Hospitalized After Being Struck By Driver (LoHud)
  • Highland, NY: Driver Killed After Hitting Embankment, Overturning Car (Poughkeepsire Journal)
  • New Haven, CT: Police Chase Ends With Car Crashing Through House, Critically Injuring Resident (Hartford Courant)
  • Gainesville, FL: Ten Injured, 18 Killed in Multi-Vehicle Highway Crash Blamed on Fog, Smoke (News)

Following Up

  • Security Video of Fatal Hit-and-Run Doesn’t Match NYPD Descriptions (Streetsblog)
  • Crossing Time Where 12-Year-Old Dashane Santana Was Run Down One of the City’s Shortest (DNA)
  • Accused Drunk Driver Who Killed 6-Year-Old Queens Girl Sentenced to Probation, Avoids Prison Time (News, Streetsblog)
  • Wrong-Way Driver Pleads Guilty to Driving Drunk in Fatal Westchester Crash; Faces Three to Nine Years in Prison (Post)
  • Boxer Who Survived Cross-Bronx Expressway Crash Recovers from Coma, Returns Home (News)
  • Man Killed on SI Expressway Apparently Left There by NYPD After Car Breakdown (Advance)

* Based on latest available reports