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The Weekly Carnage

Posted By Summer Greenstein On March 2, 2012 @ 2:34 pm In Streetsblog,The Weekly Carnage | 1 Comment

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 (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 [2])
  • UWS: 26-Year-Old Passenger Killed After Driver Crashes Into Concrete Median on Henry Hudson Pkwy (DNA [3])
  • Norwood: Kwame Awtwi, 51, Crashes Car Into Pole (DNA [4], Post Blotter [5])
  • East NY: 66-Year-Old Passenger Killed, One Critical After Two-Car Collision; “No Criminality” (DNA [6], Post [7])

Injuries, Arrests and Property Damage

  • St. Albans: Driver Crashes Through Storefront, Injuring Self and Five Others (Times-Ledger [8])
  • East Williamsburg: Pedestrian Struck at Grand and Vandervoort (@NYScanner [9])
  • South Richmond Hill: Pedestrian Struck By MTA Bus Driver (DNA [10])
  • Crown Heights: Five Injured in Three-Car Crash on Eastern Parkway (DNA [11])
  • South Jamaica: Pedestrian Reportedly Hit By Tanker Truck Driver on Van Wyck Expressway (Times-Ledger [12])
  • Chelsea: Three Injured After Driver Crashes Minivan Into Building (DNA [13])
  • Brownsville: Hit-and-Run Driver Clips Pedestrian in the Leg (Post Blotter [14])
  • Great Kills: Man’s Leg, Pelvis Broken in Head-On Collision With Drunk Driver (Post Blotter [5])
  • East NY: Drunk Cop Crashes Patrol Car Into Pole, Refuses Breathlyzer Test;¬† Two Supervisors Disciplined (DNA [15], News [16])
  • Parkchester: Livery Cab Driver Crashes Through Gate Into House; “No Criminality” (CBSNY [17])
  • Corona: Driver Drags Wife Clinging to SUV After Argument (Post Blotter [5])
  • Travis: Teen Arrested for Driving With Almost Twice the Legal Blood-Alcohol Level (Post Blotter [18])

In the Region, Out of Town

  • Congers, NY: Teen Driver Fatally Strikes 74-Year-Old Pedestrian Crossing the Street (LoHud [19])
  • Bernards Township, NJ: Teen Passenger Killed After Speeding Driver Crashes Into Trees (Jersey-Journal [20])
  • Southeast, NY: Drunk Driver Pulled from Flaming Wreckage After Driving Off Road, Flipping Car (LoHud [21])
  • Bowling Green, OH: Wrong-Way Driver Kills Self, Three College Students; Two Others Injured (AP [22])

Following Up

  • Cabbie Struck By Drunk SUV Driver Has Leg Amputation, Remains in Coma (News [23])
  • NJ Man Charged With Murder for Running Over Girlfriend Held on $3 Million Bail (Post [24])
  • Ex-Assistant Bronx DA Pleads Guilty to Drunk Driving, Avoids Jail Time (News [25])
  • Driver in 2010 Upstate Megabus Crash That Killed Four Acquitted of Murder (News [26])

* Based on latest available reports

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URLs in this post:

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

[2] DNA: http://www.dnainfo.com/20120301/fresh-meadows-jamaica-estates/man-struck-killed-by-car-on-union-turnpike-fresh-meadows

[3] DNA: http://www.dnainfo.com/20120301/upper-west-side/man-killed-henry-hudson-parkway-car-crash

[4] DNA: http://www.dnainfo.com/20120229/norwood-bedford-park/man-killed-bronx-car-crash

[5] Post Blotter: http://www.nypost.com/p/news/local/nypd_blotter/nypd_daily_blotter_soID5NBDA5W3MYMBwFjmQK

[6] DNA: http://www.dnainfo.com/20120225/east-new-york-brownsville/fatal-car-crash-east-new-york-leaves-one-dead-one-critical

[7] Post: http://www.nypost.com/p/news/local/brooklyn/woman_dead_husband_hurt_in_klyn_Jr21Z5oJdHoHddRouHRVwN

[8] Times-Ledger: http://www.timesledger.com/stories/2012/9/stalbanscrash_web_2012_03_01_q.html

[9] @NYScanner: https://twitter.com/#!/NYScanner/status/175382318540783618

[10] DNA: http://www.dnainfo.com/20120229/howard-beach-richmond-hill/woman-struck-by-city-bus-south-richmond-hill

[11] DNA: http://www.dnainfo.com/20120228/prospect-heights-bed-stuy-crown-heights/five-hurt-crown-heights-car-crash

[12] Times-Ledger: http://www.timesledger.com/stories/2012/8/vanwyckcrash_se_2012_02_23_q.html

[13] DNA: http://www.dnainfo.com/20120228/chelsea-hells-kitchen/three-hurt-chelsea-accident

[14] Post Blotter: http://www.nypost.com/p/news/local/nypd_blotter/nypd_daily_blotter_1NBEtgfpnlLwFpN0VErfGL

[15] DNA: http://www.dnainfo.com/20120228/east-new-york-brownsville/drunk-cop-crashes-cruiser-after-fundraiser-for-slain-officer

[16] News: http://www.nydailynews.com/new-york/2-nypd-supervisors-disciplined-brooklyn-arrested-druken-driving-article-1.1031044

[17] CBSNY: http://newyork.cbslocal.com/2012/02/27/out-of-control-livery-cab-crashes-into-bronx-home/

[18] Post Blotter: http://www.nypost.com/p/news/local/nypd_blotter/nypd_daily_blotter_1kLGHrI1c2as7JOTcZEnuN

[19] LoHud: http://www.lohud.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=2012302290070

[20] Jersey-Journal: http://www.nj.com/jjournal-news/index.ssf/2012/02/jersey_city_woman_18_killed_in.html

[21] LoHud: http://www.lohud.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=2012302280035

[22] AP: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/huff-wires/20120302/us-wrong-way-driver-four-killed/

[23] News: http://www.nydailynews.com/new-york/cabbie-leg-amputated-struck-drunk-driver-midtown-remains-coma-article-1.1031594

[24] Post: http://www.nypost.com/p/news/local/queens/baby_faced_killer_t7XKRUa09OxbrjPBlgtjaM

[25] News: http://www.nydailynews.com/news/crime/ex-bronx-prosecutor-jennifer-troiano-pleads-guilty-drunk-driving-case-article-1.1031897

[26] News: http://www.nydailynews.com/news/crime/driver-acquitted-upstate-megabus-crash-killed-4-passengers-article-1.1029901

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