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.

13-year-old Henry Garcia was riding his bike home in Bensonhurst when he was fatally struck by an SUV driver who fled the scene. Photo via Post

Fatal Crashes (5 killed this week, 52 this year, 4 drivers charged*)

  • Bensonhurst: Henry Garcia, 13, Killed By Hit-and-Run Driver While Riding Bike (Post)
  • UES: Daniel Martinez, 27, Killed Riding Bike (News, DNA, Post)
  • Harlem: Victor Felix, 57, Run Down By Alleged Drunk Driver (Post)
  • Related: Court Document Details Aftermath of Crash That Killed Victor Felix (Streetsblog)
  • Bronx: Paul Lynch, 37, Killed Trying to Cross Bruckner Expressway (News)
  • Lincoln Tunnel: 31-Year-Old Motorcyclist Crashes Into Cab (DNA)

Injuries, Arrests and Property Damage

  • LES: Man Crossing East Broadway Injured By Truck Driver (DNA)
  • Bk Heights: Cab Driver Hits Five-Year-Old Boy, Leaving Him Brain Dead; No Charges (News 12)
  • Lower Manhattan: UPS Worker Critically Injured By FDNY Inspector in SUV Who Drove Onto the Sidewalk (News)
  • Soundview: Hit-and-Run Driver Critically Injures Two People Crossing Bruckner Blvd (Post Blotter)
  • Inwood: Cyclist Struck at Broadway and Riverside (Streetsblog)
  • Bensonhurst: Hit-and-Run Driver Leaves 75-Year-Old Man in Critical Condition (Post Blotter)
  • Williamsburg: Livery Cab Driver Smashes Into Bus Shelter, Injuring Woman, Then Flees Scene (News)
  • Coney Island: Driver Runs Red, Hits Mother Crossing With Children (Post Blotter)
  • Riverdale: Motorcyclist Clinging to Life After Crash on Henry Hudson Parkway (DNA)
  • Midtown: Cab Driver Slams Into Building in Collision With Truck; Three Injured (DNA)
  • Concord: Motorcyclist Injured in Crash With Car (Advance)
  • Astoria: Two Injured in Two-Vehicle Collision (Times Ledger)
  • Rockaway Beach: Elementary School Teacher Arrested for DWI (Post Blotter)

In the Region, Out of Town

  • Elizabeth, NJ: Single-Car Crash Kills Driver, Critically Injures Passenger (Star Ledger)
  • Old Lyme, CT: SI Woman, Three Children Remain Hospitalized After Their Car Crashed, Rolled Into Ditch (Advance)
  • Ridge, NY: Driver on Prescription Drugs Falls Asleep, Crashing and Killing Two Passengers (Post)
  • Ithaca, NY: Possibly Distracted Driver Crashes Into Coffee Shop, Injuring Customers (Ithaca Journal)

Following Up

  • Driver Convicted in Killing of Francesca Maytin Is Behind the Wheel Again (Streetsblog)
  • Vacca Calls for Thorough NYPD Inquiry Into Death of Cyclist David Oliveras (Streetsblog)
  • Lefevre Family Has Day in Court Fighting for Information From NYPD (Voice)
  • Ex-OEM Spokesperson Avoids Jail Time, Pays $895 Fine With Plea Bargain for DWI Crash (Post)
  • Ex-NBA Player Jayson Williams Speeds Off in SUV After Release from Rikers for DWI Sentence (News)

*Based on latest available reports