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.

The driver of a Mercedes crashed into two vehicles before hitting and seriously injuring a 63-year-old man on a bicycle in Bensonhurst. Photo: Daily News

Fatal Crashes (1 killed this week, 39 this year, 4 drivers charged*)

  • Flatiron: Amos Veloz, 21, Fatally Struck By City Bus Crossing East 23rd Street; No Criminality (Post, News)

Injuries, Arrests and Property Damage

  • Harlem: Two-Car Crash on 125th Street Leaves Six Injured (DNA)
  • Castleton Corners: Man Walking to His Car Close to Death After Driver Hits Him (Advance)
  • Hollis: Speeding Motorcyclist Thrown from Bike After Crashing Into Tree (Times Ledger)
  • Bensonhurst: Octogenarian Driver Fleeing Crash Scene Hits, Critically Injures 63-Year-Old Cyclist (News, Post)
  • Midwood: Van Driver Who May Have Run Red Sets Off-Chain Reaction Crash; 12 Injured (NY1, Post)
  • Williamsburg Bridge: Four Hospitalized Following Crash That Overturned Car (DNA)
  • Inwood: SUV Driver Mounts Parked Livery Cab Outside School (Streetsblog)
  • UES: Cab Driver Slams Into Park Avenue Doctor’s Office, Injuring Passenger (DNA)
  • Stapleton: Police, FDNY Respond to Collision That Downed Utility Pole (Advance)
  • East NY: Car Thief Leads Police on Chase Before Crashing Into Van, Charter Bus (Post)
  • BQE: Tractor-Trailer Crash Closes Traffic Lanes Near Brooklyn Bridge (DNA)

A cab driver crashed into a doctor's office on the Upper East Side, injuring a passenger. Photo: Gothamist

In the Region, Out of Town

  • Fort Lee, NJ: Man Flips Car Attempting to Ram Wife’s SUV Near GW Bridge (News)
  • Mount Pleasant, NY: Volunteer Fire Lieutenant Killed Riding Motorcycle (LoHud)
  • Fort Lauderdale, FL: Driver Crashes Into Hotel Poolside Cabana, Killing Pregnant Woman; No Charges (News)
  • Old Westbury, NY: Motorcyclist Killed After Crashing Into Jeep (AP)

Following Up

  • No Charges for Alleged Drunked Hit-and-Run Death of Margaret Myers (Streetsblog)
  • 68-Year-Old Pedestrian Fatally Struck By Van Driver in Borough Park Identifed as Abraham Samet (Streetsblog)
  • Staten Island Drug Suspect Sentenced to Five Years in Prison for Driving Into Cop (Advance)
  • NJ Lawyer Admits to Fleeing Scene of Crash That Injured Teen Pedestrian; Faces Six-Year Prison Sentence (AP)

*Based on latest available reports