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The Weekly Carnage

Posted By Summer Greenstein On April 13, 2012 @ 3:46 pm In The Weekly Carnage | 2 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].


Clara Almazo was killed saving her grandson from an oncoming motorist, who then drove away. He later turned himself in and was charged only with leaving the scene. Photo: News [3]

Fatal Crashes (1 killed this week, 47 this year, 4 drivers charged*)

  • Bronxwood: David Oliveras, 18, Struck By SUV Driver While Riding Bike; “No Criminality Suspected” (NBC [4], DNA [5])
  • Blissville: Livery Cab Driver Hits Cyclist; No Charges Expected (Times Ledger [6], DNA [7])**
  • West Brighton: Clara Almazo, 57, Killed Saving Grandson from Hit-and-Run Driver (Post [8])**
  • Arrochar: Motorcyclist Edward Tsimerman, 38, Hit By Driver While Entering SI Expressway (Advance [9])**

Injuries, Arrests and Property Damage

  • St. Albans: Gunshot Victim Crashes Into Parked Vehicles, Dies in Hospital (Post Blotter [10])
  • Brooklyn Heights: Two-Car Crash Sends Vehicle Into Restaurant (DNA [11])
  • East Flatbush: Two Pedestrians Struck on Brooklyn Avenue (DNA [12])
  • Tottenville: Drunk Driver Found With Empty Vodka Bottles, Shot Glasses in Car (Post Blotter [13])
  • Chelsea: Two Injured in Four-Car Crash After Driver Allegedly Runs Red; No Arrests (DNA [14])
  • UES: Driver Crashes Into Guardrail, Flips Car on FDR Drive (Post [15])
  • Maspeth: Minivan Driver Cuts in Front of School Bus, Injuring 12 (DNA [16])
  • Kensington: Driver Irate Over Parking Spot Smashes Woman’s Car, Leaves Threatening Note (Post Blotter [17])
  • NoHo: Jewelry Thieves Lead Police Chase, Get Stuck in Traffic Before¬†Crashing Into Cab (DNA [18])
  • West Brighton: Seven Injured in School Bus Crash (DNA [19])
  • Belmont: Intoxicated Drivers Stopped By Cops Found With Cocaine, Dagger (News [20])
  • Mott Haven: Drunk Driver Attempting to Make Turn Slams Into Concrete Column (Post Blotter [21])
  • Glen Oaks: Eight Injured After Driver Rear-Ends School Bus (DNA [22])


A dozen people were injured after a minivan driver cut in front of a school bus carrying special-needs students in Maspeth. Photo: DNAinfo [16]

In the Region, Out of Town

  • Yonkers, NY: Livery Cab Passenger Killed in Crash With Tractor-Trailer (LoHud [24])
  • Howell, NJ: Car-Dump Truck Crash Leaves 10-Year-Old in Critical Condition (Asbury Park Press [25])
  • Kyoto, Japan: Minivan Driver Plows Through Intersection, Killing Self and 7 Pedestrians (News [26])
  • Concord, CA: Teen Driver Jumps Curb, Killing Man and 9-Year-Old Daughter Riding Bikes on Sidewalk (NYT [27])
  • Los Angeles, CA: Cyclist Injured in Alleged Road Rage Incident (LA Times [28])

Following Up

  • Three-and-a-Half Year Prison Sentence Expected for Wrong-Way Driver in Fatal LI Expressway Crash (Times Ledger [29])
  • SI Driver Who Mowed Down Grandmother Turns Himself In; Lawyer: Victim’s Death “Not the Issue” (Advance [30])
  • Firefighter Avoids Jail Time for Hit-and-Run That Killed Brooklyn Pedestrian (News [31])
  • LI Teen Who Ran Down 69-Year-Old Doctor Expected to Receive Three to Nine Year Sentence (Post [32])

*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/2012/04/ClaraAlmazo.jpg

[3] News: http://www.nydailynews.com/news/staten-island-easter-mass-heroic-grandma-article-1.1058352

[4] NBC: http://www.nbcnewyork.com/news/local/Bicyclist-Struck-Killed-SUV-Bronx-Williamsbridge-Mace-Avenue-147093715.html

[5] DNA: http://www.dnainfo.com/20120412/morris-park-parkchester/bicyclist-killed-while-riding-bronx

[6] Times Ledger: http://www.timesledger.com/stories/2012/15/bikeaccident_we_2012_04_12_q.html

[7] DNA: http://www.dnainfo.com/20120404/astoria-long-island-city/bicyclist-struck-by-livery-cab-queens

[8] Post: http://www.nypost.com/p/news/local/si_grandmom_dies_saving_boy_from_8bxkIqw76fBkW0VAlbpc6L

[9] Advance: http://www.silive.com/eastshore/index.ssf/2012/03/he_loved_that_bike_staten_isla.html

[10] Post Blotter: http://www.nypost.com/p/news/local/nypd_blotter/nypd_daily_blotter_zXH2IjH9Q5MVI6BUMJ3E6N

[11] DNA: http://www.dnainfo.com/20120411/cobble-hill-carroll-gardens/car-crashes-into-fatoosh-deli-brooklyn-heights

[12] DNA: http://www.dnainfo.com/20120408/flatbush-ditmas-park/pedestrians-struck-east-flatbush

[13] Post Blotter: http://www.nypost.com/p/news/local/nypd_blotter/nypd_daily_blotter_6i0qw7opybjJ4I7QY03nGO

[14] DNA: http://www.dnainfo.com/20120403/chelsea-hells-kitchen/man-injured-four-car-crash-chelsea

[15] Post: http://www.nypost.com/p/news/local/manhattan/only_good_driver_flips_out_8TDlPhqRHMDqDJuvTYnINP

[16] DNA: http://www.dnainfo.com/20120404/maspeth-middle-village-ridgewood/twelve-injured-queens-school-bus-crash

[17] Post Blotter: http://www.nypost.com/p/news/local/nypd_blotter/nypd_daily_blotter_mwXQvj4BcOm4meJwc4toNI

[18] DNA: http://www.dnainfo.com/20120405/greenwich-village-soho/jewelry-store-bandits-lead-cops-on-wild-chase

[19] DNA: http://www.dnainfo.com/20120405/st-george-port-richmond/school-bus-carrying-special-needs-students-crashes-on-staten-island

[20] News: http://articles.nydailynews.com/2012-04-01/news/31271441_1_dagger-cocaine-teachers

[21] Post Blotter: http://www.nypost.com/p/news/local/nypd_blotter/nypd_daily_blotter_yr3JAW3HSqsejxKPPo2YIL

[22] DNA: http://www.dnainfo.com/20120405/bayside-douglaston/school-bus-crash-queens-leaves-8-children-hurt

[23] Image: http://www.streetsblog.org/wp-content/uploads/2012/04/maspethschoolbus.jpg

[24] LoHud: http://www.lohud.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=2012304060044

[25] Asbury Park Press: http://www.app.com/article/20120412/NJNEWS/304120062/Four-sent-hospital-following-Howell-accident-involving-car-dump-truck

[26] News: http://www.nydailynews.com/news/world/minivan-rams-pedestrians-japan-8-killed-article-1.1060369

[27] NYT: http://www.nytimes.com/2012/04/13/us/concord-mourns-and-considers-new-bike-lanes-after-accident-deaths.html?_r=1

[28] LA Times: http://latimesblogs.latimes.com/lanow/2012/04/cyclist-injured-downtown.html

[29] Times Ledger: http://www.timesledger.com/stories/2012/14/gibbonsbarplea_fh_2011_04_05_q2.html

[30] Advance: http://www.silive.com/northshore/index.ssf/2012/04/staten_island_hit-run_client_i.html

[31] News: http://www.nydailynews.com/new-york/brooklyn/city-firefighter-pat-quagliariello-avoids-jail-time-fatal-brooklyn-hit-and-run-article-1.1054846

[32] Post: http://www.nypost.com/p/news/local/slap_for_li_death_drive_xsGW8DpgxDI7zpmVV7DDDL

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