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 crowd gathered where a 69-year-old pedestrian was fatally struck by a van driver in Borough Park. The driver remained at the scene and was not charged. Photo: Daily News

Fatal Crashes (3 killed this week, 37 this year, 5 drivers charged*)

  • Fordham: Ghana Ghalley, 24, Run Down in Crosswalk By Van Driver; Two Tickets Issued (News, Streetsblog)
  • Borough Park: 69-Year-Old Man Crossing New Utrecht Avenue Struck By Van Driver; No Charges (News)
  • Broad Channel: 23-Year-Old Driver Ejected from Seat After Crashing Into Tree, Utility Pole (News)
  • Flushing: 65-Year-Old Man Struck By Hit-and-Run Driver (DNA)**
  • East NY: Margaret Myers, 69, Run Down By Domino’s Driver Who Fled Scene (Post, DNA)**
  • Rosedale: Joseph Brown, 29, Rear-Ends Box Truck on Rockaway Blvd.; Four Injured (Times Ledger)**

Injuries, Arrests and Property Damage

  • Flatbush: Six Injured in Three-Car Crash at Church and Albany (DNA)
  • Springfield Gardens: Minivan Driver Cutting Through Funeral Procession Causes Crash That Leaves 16 Injured, One Critically (Post)
  • Midtown East: Cabbie Crashes Into Duane Reade, Pinning Pedestrian (DNA)
  • Tribeca: Driver Strikes, Seriously Injures Pedestrian Near Chambers and Greenwich (DNA)
  • Silver Lake: Convicted Drunk Driver Passes Out in Vehicle After Sideswiping Parked Cars (Post Blotter, Advance)
  • Gramercy Park: Cyclist Critically Injured After Being Struck Twice on Second Avenue; Neither Driver Charged (DNA)
  • Washington Heights: Unlicensed Driver in Stolen Car Injures Pedestrian, Passenger (Post Blotter)
  • Tottenville: Off-Duty Cop Charged With DWI After Clipping Vehicle, Driving Onto Lawn (Advance)
  • Whitestone: Two Injured in Crash on Whitestone Bridge (Times Ledger)
  • Fordham Manor: Driver Charged With Assault After Dragging Cop in Attempt to Flee (Post Blotter)
  • Greenpoint: Alleged Drunk Driver Rear-Ends Car on Nassau Avenue (NY Shitty)
  • Graniteville: Unlicensed Driver Caught in Stolen Car (Post Blotter)

Sixteen were injured after a minivan driver cut through a funeral procession, causing a limo driver to crash into a mini-mart. Photo: Post

In the Region, Out of Town

  • Union Township, NJ: 79-Year-Old Pedestrian Fatally Struck Crossing the Street (
  • Victoriaville, Quebec: Man Uses Texts Exchanged With Girlfriend Before Fatal Crash in Anti-Texting Campaign (News)
  • Cortlandt, NY: Driver Who Helped Rescue Classmates in 2008 Crash Killed After Hitting Utility Poles; Two Passengers Injured (LoHud)
  • Huntington Station, NY: Police Search for Hit-and-Run Driver Who Killed LI Pedestrian (News)
  • Seymour, CT: 15-Year-Old Passenger Killed in Crash After Driver Tried Fleeing From Police (AP)

Following Up

  • Overhaul Expected for East NY Precinct Involved in Cop Drunk Driving Scandal (DNA)
  • Police Release Surveillance Footage of Hit-and-Run Driver Who Killed Bronx Pedestrian Dawn Affoumani (Post Blotter)
  • Pedestrian Fatally Struck Crossing Union Turnpike Identified as 50-Year-Old Mohinder Singh (Times Ledger)
  • Driver in Henry Hudson Parkway Crash That Killed Passenger Charged With Homicide (DNA)

*Based on latest available reports
**As these crashes occurred prior to last Friday, they are not reflected in the weekly figure.