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The Weekly Carnage

Posted By Summer Greenstein On February 24, 2012 @ 3:15 pm In The Weekly Carnage | 3 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].

Fatal Crashes (2 killed this week, 27 this year, 4 drivers charged*)

  • Flushing: Meilan Jin, 22, Struck By MTA Bus Driver on Northern Blvd.; No Criminality (DNA [2])
  • Harlem: Willie Gonzalez, 25, Struck By MTA Bus Driver on St. Nicholas Ave. (News [3])

Injuries, Arrests and Property Damage

  • Flushing: Driver Seriously Injures Pedestrian; Second Flushing Crash Involving a Pedestrian This Week (Times-Ledger [4])
  • Wakefield: Six Injured in Two-Car Crash (DNA [5])
  • Harlem: Pedestrian Seriously Injured By Van Driver While Crossing Street (DNA [6])
  • East Harlem: Drunk Driver Runs Red, Injuring Six in Crash (DNA [7])
  • Harlem: Pedestrian Struck By FDNY Ambulance Driver Backing Up (DNA [8])
  • Midtown: Drunk Driver Crashes Into Garbage Truck, Pinning Worker and Injuring One Other (Post Blotter [9])
  • LI Expressway: Two Injured in Crash that Overturned Two Vehicles (DNA [10])
  • Norwood: Three Injured After Smashing Their Car Into Pillar (Post Blotter [11])
  • Dongan Hills: Five People, Including Several Children, Injured in Multi-Vehicle Collision (Advance [12])
  • Kew Gardens: At Least One Injured in Crash on Grand Central Parkway (Times-Ledger [13])
  • New Dorp: Several Injured in Two-Car Crash After Driver Runs Stop Sign (Advance [14])
  • UES: Driver Pulled Over for Traffic Violation Tries Fleeing, Dragging Cop With Car (Post [15])

In the Region, Out of Town

  • New Rochelle, NY: Pedestrian Fatally Struck, Boyfriend Injured By Hit-and-Run Driver (LoHud [16])
  • Fort Lee, NJ: Driver Who Repeatedly Ran Over Girlfriend Charged With First-Degree Murder (NJ.com [17])
  • Peekskill, NY: Pedestrian Killed By Driver; No Charges, Victim’s Dark Clothing Blamed (LoHud [18])
  • Quajara, Ecuador: Bus, Possibly Speeding, Runs Off Cliff; 29 Reported Dead (News [19])
  • Bristol, UK: Bus Driver Gets 17 Months for Deliberately Ramming, Injuring Cyclist (MSNBC [20])

Following Up

  • Driver Who Killed SI Cyclist Ronald Tillman Still at Large (Advance [21])
  • Driver Who Fatally Doored Cyclist Jasmine Herron Found Guilty of Driving With Suspended License (Post [22])
  • DOT Report: Delancey and Houston Intersections Are Downtown’s Most Dangerous (DNA [23])
  • In Crash That Killed Clara Heyworth, Police Did Not Investigate Scene For At Least Three Days (Gothamist [24])
  • Traffic Light Installed at TriBeCa Intersection Where Boy Was Hit Riding Scooter (DNA [25])

* Based on latest available reports


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

[2] DNA: http://www.dnainfo.com/20120222/flushing-whitestone/woman-struck-by-multiple-vehicles-on-northern-boulevard-queens

[3] News: http://www.nydailynews.com/new-york/pedestrian-struck-killed-york-city-bus-24-hour-period-article-1.1027661?localLinksEnabled=false

[4] Times-Ledger: http://www.timesledger.com/stories/2012/8/pedstruckunionst_web_2012_02_22_q.html

[5] DNA: http://www.dnainfo.com/20120224/woodlawn-wakefield/six-hurt-two-car-accident-bronx

[6] DNA: http://www.dnainfo.com/20120221/harlem/man-struck-by-van-on-129th-street-fifth-avenue

[7] DNA: http://www.dnainfo.com/20120219/harlem/seven-injured-crash-on-madison-avenue-130th-street

[8] DNA: http://www.dnainfo.com/20120221/harlem/woman-hit-by-ems-truck-then-treated-by-it-too

[9] Post Blotter: http://www.nypost.com/p/news/local/nypd_blotter/nypd_daily_blotter_Tjqv6gAiDcTmLxHJCkIZiP

[10] DNA: http://www.dnainfo.com/20120222/queens-village-st-albans/traffic-on-lie-snarled-by-three-car-crash

[11] Post Blotter: http://www.nypost.com/p/news/local/nypd_blotter/nypd_daily_blotter_UrKAp4Y8btl8oM3VI5ZyPL

[12] Advance: http://www.silive.com/eastshore/index.ssf/2012/02/several_children_injured_in_do.html

[13] Times-Ledger: http://www.timesledger.com/stories/2012/7/gcpaccident_ne_2012_02_16_q.html

[14] Advance: http://www.silive.com/eastshore/index.ssf/2012/02/2-car_crash_at_new_dorp_inters.html

[15] Post: http://www.nypost.com/p/news/local/manhattan/head_case_arrest_nZAHcfodODkZ2kgy7vri1K?CMP=OTC-rss&FEEDNAME=

[16] LoHud: http://www.lohud.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=2012302230064

[17] NJ.com: http://www.nj.com/bergen/index.ssf/2012/02/charles_ann_suspect_in_fatal_fort_lee_hit-and-run_apprehended_in_queens.html

[18] LoHud: http://www.lohud.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=2012302210052

[19] News: http://www.nydailynews.com/news/world/bus-runs-cliff-ecuador-29-reported-dead-article-1.1025446

[20] MSNBC: http://worldnews.msnbc.msn.com/_news/2012/02/18/10442653-uk-bus-driver-gets-17-months-in-jail-for-mowing-down-bicyclist

[21] Advance: http://www.silive.com/news/index.ssf/2012/02/11_days_later_driver_remains_a.html

[22] Post: http://www.nypost.com/p/news/local/brooklyn/car_door_bus_death_gal_guilty_MNPpqmMRhIS2KShsrSpDFK

[23] DNA: http://www.dnainfo.com/20120222/lower-east-side-east-village/delancey-houston-has-most-dangerous-les-village-intersections-dot-study

[24] Gothamist: http://gothamist.com/2012/02/17/clara_heyworth.php

[25] DNA: http://www.dnainfo.com/20120221/downtown/new-traffic-light-installed-at-dangerous-tribeca-intersection

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