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.

An SUV driver crashed through a storefront in St. Albans. Six people, including an elderly woman, were injured. Photo: DNA

 Fatal Crashes (4 killed this week, 31 this year, 4 drivers charged*)

  • Fresh Meadows: 40-Year-Old Pedestrian Struck By Driver on Union Turnpike; No Charges (DNA)
  • UWS: 26-Year-Old Passenger Killed After Driver Crashes Into Concrete Median on Henry Hudson Pkwy (DNA)
  • Norwood: Kwame Awtwi, 51, Crashes Car Into Pole (DNA, Post Blotter)
  • East NY: 66-Year-Old Passenger Killed, One Critical After Two-Car Collision; “No Criminality” (DNA, Post)

Injuries, Arrests and Property Damage

  • St. Albans: Driver Crashes Through Storefront, Injuring Self and Five Others (Times-Ledger)
  • East Williamsburg: Pedestrian Struck at Grand and Vandervoort (@NYScanner)
  • South Richmond Hill: Pedestrian Struck By MTA Bus Driver (DNA)
  • Crown Heights: Five Injured in Three-Car Crash on Eastern Parkway (DNA)
  • South Jamaica: Pedestrian Reportedly Hit By Tanker Truck Driver on Van Wyck Expressway (Times-Ledger)
  • Chelsea: Three Injured After Driver Crashes Minivan Into Building (DNA)
  • Brownsville: Hit-and-Run Driver Clips Pedestrian in the Leg (Post Blotter)
  • Great Kills: Man’s Leg, Pelvis Broken in Head-On Collision With Drunk Driver (Post Blotter)
  • East NY: Drunk Cop Crashes Patrol Car Into Pole, Refuses Breathlyzer Test;  Two Supervisors Disciplined (DNA, News)
  • Parkchester: Livery Cab Driver Crashes Through Gate Into House; “No Criminality” (CBSNY)
  • Corona: Driver Drags Wife Clinging to SUV After Argument (Post Blotter)
  • Travis: Teen Arrested for Driving With Almost Twice the Legal Blood-Alcohol Level (Post Blotter)

A 66-year-old woman was killed in East New York when a driver hit the car she was riding in. Her husband, who was driving, was critically injured. Photo:Post

In the Region, Out of Town

  • Congers, NY: Teen Driver Fatally Strikes 74-Year-Old Pedestrian Crossing the Street (LoHud)
  • Bernards Township, NJ: Teen Passenger Killed After Speeding Driver Crashes Into Trees (Jersey-Journal)
  • Southeast, NY: Drunk Driver Pulled from Flaming Wreckage After Driving Off Road, Flipping Car (LoHud)
  • Bowling Green, OH: Wrong-Way Driver Kills Self, Three College Students; Two Others Injured (AP)

Following Up

  • Cabbie Struck By Drunk SUV Driver Has Leg Amputation, Remains in Coma (News)
  • NJ Man Charged With Murder for Running Over Girlfriend Held on $3 Million Bail (Post)
  • Ex-Assistant Bronx DA Pleads Guilty to Drunk Driving, Avoids Jail Time (News)
  • Driver in 2010 Upstate Megabus Crash That Killed Four Acquitted of Murder (News)

* Based on latest available reports