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The Weekly Carnage

Posted By Summer Greenstein On March 23, 2012 @ 3:03 pm In Streetsblog,The Weekly Carnage | No 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].

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 [2], News [3])

Injuries, Arrests and Property Damage

  • Harlem: Two-Car Crash on 125th Street Leaves Six Injured (DNA [4])
  • Castleton Corners: Man Walking to His Car Close to Death After Driver Hits Him (Advance [5])
  • Hollis: Speeding Motorcyclist Thrown from Bike After Crashing Into Tree (Times Ledger [6])
  • Bensonhurst: Octogenarian Driver Fleeing Crash Scene Hits, Critically Injures 63-Year-Old Cyclist (News [7], Post [8])
  • Midwood: Van Driver Who May Have Run Red Sets Off-Chain Reaction Crash; 12 Injured (NY1 [9], Post [10])
  • Williamsburg Bridge: Four Hospitalized Following Crash That Overturned Car (DNA [11])
  • Inwood: SUV Driver Mounts Parked Livery Cab Outside School (Streetsblog [12])
  • UES: Cab Driver Slams Into Park Avenue Doctor’s Office, Injuring Passenger (DNA [13])
  • Stapleton: Police, FDNY Respond to Collision That Downed Utility Pole (Advance [14])
  • East NY: Car Thief Leads Police on Chase Before Crashing Into Van, Charter Bus (Post [15])
  • BQE: Tractor-Trailer Crash Closes Traffic Lanes Near Brooklyn Bridge (DNA [16])


A cab driver crashed into a doctor’s office on the Upper East Side, injuring a passenger. Photo: Gothamist [18]

In the Region, Out of Town

  • Fort Lee, NJ: Man Flips Car Attempting to Ram Wife’s SUV Near GW Bridge (News [19])
  • Mount Pleasant, NY: Volunteer Fire Lieutenant Killed Riding Motorcycle (LoHud [20])
  • Fort Lauderdale, FL: Driver Crashes Into Hotel Poolside Cabana, Killing Pregnant Woman; No Charges (News [21])
  • Old Westbury, NY: Motorcyclist Killed After Crashing Into Jeep (AP [22])

Following Up

  • No Charges for Alleged Drunked Hit-and-Run Death of Margaret Myers (Streetsblog [23])
  • 68-Year-Old Pedestrian Fatally Struck By Van Driver in Borough Park Identifed as Abraham Samet (Streetsblog [24])
  • Staten Island Drug Suspect Sentenced to Five Years in Prison for Driving Into Cop (Advance [25])
  • NJ Lawyer Admits to Fleeing Scene of Crash That Injured Teen Pedestrian; Faces Six-Year Prison Sentence (AP [26])

*Based on latest available reports

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

[2] Post: http://www.nypost.com/p/news/local/manhattan/bus_kills_batali_worker_QVOKpfjiMz7azazVyDbJ4L

[3] News: http://www.nydailynews.com/new-york/man-struck-killed-city-bus-crosses-e-23rd-st-manhattan-article-1.1049542

[4] DNA: http://www.dnainfo.com/20120321/harlem/six-injured-accident-on-125th-street

[5] Advance: http://www.silive.com/news/index.ssf/2012/03/pedestrian_still_fighting_for.html

[6] Times Ledger: http://www.timesledger.com/stories/2012/12/motorcyclecrash_se_2012_03_22_q.html

[7] News: http://www.nydailynews.com/new-york/cyclist-clinging-life-brooklyn-crash-article-1.1048548

[8] Post: http://www.nypost.com/p/news/local/brooklyn/driver_hits_cyclist_UlQlB78F1LykA0j6c2sRUN

[9] NY1: http://brooklyn.ny1.com/content/top_stories/157864/mta-bus--food-truck-collision-injures-12

[10] Post: http://www.nypost.com/p/news/local/brooklyn/klyn_van_demonium_6nwPFzvSEE7xMoE327dZ6M

[11] DNA: http://www.dnainfo.com/20120322/lower-east-side-east-village/williamsburg-bridge-accident-injures-four-snarls-traffic

[12] Streetsblog: http://www.streetsblog.org/2012/03/20/eyes-on-the-street-driver-goes-wheels-up-outside-inwood-school/

[13] DNA: http://www.dnainfo.com/20120319/upper-east-side/taxi-smashes-into-park-avenue-building

[14] Advance: http://www.silive.com/northshore/index.ssf/2012/03/police_fire_called_to_stapleto.html

[15] Post: http://www.nypost.com/p/news/local/brooklyn/suspected_car_thief_leads_cops_on_8urV0a5s6Pr2hXeKvzvt7L

[16] DNA: http://www.dnainfo.com/20120321/fort-greene-downtown/bqe-partially-closed-near-brooklyn-bridge-after-accident

[17] Image: http://www.streetsblog.org/wp-content/uploads/2012/03/2012_02_taxicrash.jpg

[18] Gothamist: http://gothamist.com/2012/03/19/please_buckle_up_taxi_crashes_into.php

[19] News: http://www.nydailynews.com/new-york/port-authority-cops-bust-jersey-man-ram-wife-road-george-washington-bridge-article-1.1048527

[20] LoHud: http://www.lohud.com/article/20120323/NEWS02/303230061/Elmsford-Trustee-Ed-Rush-s-son-Tyler-killed-motorcycle-accident?odyssey=mod|breaking|text|Frontpage

[21] News: http://www.nydailynews.com/news/national/pregnant-woman-killed-freak-accident-car-crashed-florida-hotel-pool-cabana-article-1.1046809

[22] AP: http://online.wsj.com/article/APd7eab78d072747f9ab76cf3775f3a713.html

[23] Streetsblog: http://www.streetsblog.org/2012/03/22/no-charges-for-alleged-drunken-hit-and-run-death-of-brooklyn-woman/

[24] Streetsblog: http://www.streetsblog.org/2012/03/19/pedestrian-abraham-samet-killed-by-driver-in-borough-park-last-monday

[25] Advance: http://www.silive.com/news/index.ssf/2012/03/staten_island_drug_suspect_sen.html

[26] AP: http://www.nj.com/news/index.ssf/2012/03/nj_lawyer_fled_scene_of_acciee.html

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