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The Weekly Carnage

Posted By Summer Greenstein On March 16, 2012 @ 3:43 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].


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 [3]

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 [4], Streetsblog [5])
  • Borough Park: 69-Year-Old Man Crossing New Utrecht Avenue Struck By Van Driver; No Charges (News [3])
  • Broad Channel: 23-Year-Old Driver Ejected from Seat After Crashing Into Tree, Utility Pole (News [6])
  • Flushing: 65-Year-Old Man Struck By Hit-and-Run Driver (DNA [7])**
  • East NY: Margaret Myers, 69, Run Down By Domino‚Äôs Driver Who Fled Scene (Post [8], DNA [9])**
  • Rosedale: Joseph Brown, 29, Rear-Ends Box Truck on Rockaway Blvd.; Four Injured (Times Ledger [10])**

Injuries, Arrests and Property Damage

  • Flatbush: Six Injured in Three-Car Crash at Church and Albany (DNA [11])
  • Springfield Gardens: Minivan Driver Cutting Through Funeral Procession Causes Crash That Leaves 16 Injured, One Critically (Post [12])
  • Midtown East: Cabbie Crashes Into Duane Reade, Pinning Pedestrian (DNA [13])
  • Tribeca: Driver Strikes, Seriously Injures Pedestrian Near Chambers and Greenwich (DNA [14])
  • Silver Lake: Convicted Drunk Driver Passes Out in Vehicle After Sideswiping Parked Cars (Post Blotter [15], Advance [16])
  • Gramercy Park: Cyclist Critically Injured After Being Struck Twice on Second Avenue; Neither Driver Charged (DNA [17])
  • Washington Heights: Unlicensed Driver in Stolen Car Injures Pedestrian, Passenger (Post Blotter [18])
  • Tottenville: Off-Duty Cop Charged With DWI After Clipping Vehicle, Driving Onto Lawn (Advance [19])
  • Whitestone: Two Injured in Crash on Whitestone Bridge (Times Ledger [20])
  • Fordham Manor: Driver Charged With Assault After Dragging Cop in Attempt to Flee (Post Blotter [21])
  • Greenpoint: Alleged Drunk Driver Rear-Ends Car on Nassau Avenue (NY Shitty [22])
  • Graniteville: Unlicensed Driver Caught in Stolen Car (Post Blotter [23])


Sixteen were injured after a minivan driver cut through a funeral procession, causing a limo driver to crash into a mini-mart. Photo: Post [25]

In the Region, Out of Town

  • Union Township, NJ: 79-Year-Old Pedestrian Fatally Struck Crossing the Street (NJ.com [26])
  • Victoriaville, Quebec: Man Uses Texts Exchanged With Girlfriend Before Fatal Crash in Anti-Texting Campaign (News [27])
  • Cortlandt, NY: Driver Who Helped Rescue Classmates in 2008 Crash Killed After Hitting Utility Poles; Two Passengers Injured (LoHud [28])
  • Huntington Station, NY: Police Search for Hit-and-Run Driver Who Killed LI Pedestrian (News [29])
  • Seymour, CT: 15-Year-Old Passenger Killed in Crash After Driver Tried Fleeing From Police (AP [30])

Following Up

  • Overhaul Expected for East NY Precinct Involved in Cop Drunk Driving Scandal (DNA [31])
  • Police Release Surveillance Footage of Hit-and-Run Driver Who Killed Bronx Pedestrian Dawn Affoumani (Post Blotter [32])
  • Pedestrian Fatally Struck Crossing Union Turnpike Identified as 50-Year-Old Mohinder Singh (Times Ledger [33])
  • Driver in Henry Hudson Parkway Crash That Killed Passenger Charged With Homicide (DNA [34])

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

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URLs in this post:

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

[2] Image: http://www.streetsblog.org/wp-content/uploads/2012/03/boroparkcrash1.jpg

[3] Daily News: http://www.nydailynews.com/new-york/elderly-man-crossing-brooklyn-street-fatally-hit-van-article-1.1037607

[4] News: http://www.nydailynews.com/news/crime/van-driver-issued-2-summons-fatally-hitting-bronx-woman-crosswalk-article-1.1039506?localLinksEnabled=false

[5] Streetsblog: http://www.streetsblog.org/2012/03/15/pedestrian-ghana-gailey-killed-by-driver-in-fordham-on-wednesday/

[6] News: http://articles.nydailynews.com/2012-03-10/news/31144197_1_utility-pole-deadly-crash-queens-street

[7] DNA: http://www.dnainfo.com/20120309/flushing-whitestone/hit-and-run-driver-kills-man-queens

[8] Post: http://www.nypost.com/p/news/local/domino_dwi_slay_nXktOpupa9UCCAO1CuoJiP

[9] DNA: http://www.dnainfo.com/20120308/east-new-york-brownsville/hit-and-run-driver-kills-woman-brooklyn-police-say

[10] Times Ledger: http://www.timesledger.com/stories/2012/10/rosedalecrash_se_2012_03_08_q.html

[11] DNA: http://www.dnainfo.com/20120316/ditmas-park-flatbush/six-hurt-three-car-crash-flatbush

[12] Post: http://www.nypost.com/p/news/local/grieving_kin_hurt_in_funeral_smashup_fLSdKqRtoCcmJaBRKyQKxM

[13] DNA: http://www.dnainfo.com/20120312/midtown/two-injured-when-cab-slams-into-midtown-duane-reade

[14] DNA: http://www.dnainfo.com/20120306/downtown/man-seriously-injured-after-being-struck-by-vehicle-tribeca

[15] Post Blotter: http://www.nypost.com/p/news/local/nypd_blotter/nypd_daily_blotter_Z2Tx6RDssHHuhQtrvXeYqO

[16] Advance: http://www.silive.com/southshore/index.ssf/2012/03/annadale_man_arrested_after_al.html

[17] DNA: http://www.dnainfo.com/20120302/murray-hill-gramercy/bicyclist-critically-injured-gramercy-park

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

[19] Advance: http://www.silive.com/news/index.ssf/2012/03/off-duty_nypd_sgt_charged_with.html

[20] Times Ledger: http://www.timesledger.com/stories/2012/10/whitestonebridgecrash_ne_2012_03_08_q.html

[21] Post Blotter: http://www.nypost.com/p/news/local/nypd_blotter/nypd_daily_blotter_Mx99x9ASN7wsKIvS7EYM5J

[22] NY Shitty: http://www.newyorkshitty.com/greenpoint-goodness/?p=75827

[23] Post Blotter: http://www.nypost.com/p/news/local/nypd_blotter/nypd_daily_blotter_hcdfvWU9D4xU0h8ncXEybP

[24] Image: http://www.streetsblog.org/wp-content/uploads/2012/03/queensfuneralcrash.jpg

[25] Post: http://www.nypost.com/p/news/local/queens/people_injured_in_funeral_accident_9vC8XW1SrA7Kl7O5oAByXJ

[26] NJ.com: http://www.nj.com/suburbannews/index.ssf/2012/03/pedestrian_killed_in_union_tow.html

[27] News: http://www.nydailynews.com/news/world/canadian-man-posts-final-texts-girlfriend-killed-car-wreck-campaign-texting-behind-wheel-article-1.1038673?localLinksEnabled=false

[28] LoHud: http://www.lohud.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=2012303130098

[29] News: http://articles.nydailynews.com/2012-01-02/news/30582579_1_hit-and-run-driver-hit-run-long-island-man

[30] AP: http://www.nypost.com/p/news/local/hs_student_dies_in_wreck_running_rjzLPotaJdBKynfCbrk8XP

[31] DNA: http://www.dnainfo.com/20120315/east-new-york-brownsville/precinct-cop-drunk-driving-scandal-braces-for-nypd-wrath

[32] Post Blotter: http://www.nypost.com/p/news/local/nypd_daily_blotter_1EBnZWUU9yPabSMt3AzKuI

[33] Times Ledger: http://www.timesledger.com/stories/2012/10/pedestriandeath_bt_2012_03_08_q.html

[34] DNA: http://www.dnainfo.com/20120304/upper-west-side/arrest-made-fatal-henry-hudson-parkway-crash

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