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.

A man was struck crossing Ditmas Avenue in Flatbush on his way to meet his wife. He was treated at Kings County Hospital. Photo: DNA

Fatal Crashes (9 killed this week, 81 this year, 6 drivers charged*)

  • Willets Point: Cyclist Mireya Gomez, 50, Struck By Driver on Roosevelt Avenue; No Charges (Streetsblog)
  • Kips Bay: 76-Year-Old Man in Wheelchair Hit Crossing East 23rd St.; “No Criminality” (DNA)
  • Richmond Hill: Rohan Singh, 47, Run Down By Hit-and-Run Driver (Times Ledger)
  • Sunnyside: Gabriel Hernandez, 24, Waiting to Cross Street, Hit By Drunk Cabbie; Driver Faces Homicide Charges (Post, DNA)
  • Bay Ridge: Adam Nicholson, 40, Crashes SUV Into MTA Bus, Utility Pole; 3-Year-Old in Backseat Unharmed (DNA)
  • Hunts Point: Raylin Heredia-Delacruz, 23, Killed After Crashing Motorcycle Into Bus (News)
  • Jackson Heights: Motorcyclist and Passenger Killed in Collision With MTA Bus (DNA)
  • Bushwick: Motorcyclist Barron Sanders, 47, Crashes Into Vehicle Four Blocks From Home (DNA)
  • UES: Elderly Man on Crutches Struck By Truck Driver While Crossing 1st Ave. (Post, City Room)**
  • Hell’s Kitchen: 23-Year-Old Pedestrian Struck By Private Garbage Truck; “No Criminality” (Gothamist)**
  • Sheepshead Bay: Jamal Iqbal, 23, Killed in Head-On Crash With Driver Going 90 MPH; Driver Charged With Homicide (Post, News)**
  • East Flatbush: 32-Year-Old Passenger Killed in Drunk Driving Crash (Post Blotter)**

Rohan Singh was fatally struck by a hit-and-run driver in Richmond Hill on the morning of May 13. Photo: Times Ledger

Injuries, Arrests and Property Damage

  • UWS: Driver Hits 20-Year-Old Pedestrian, Leaving Him in Traumatic Arrest (DNA)
  • Tremont: Pedestrian Hit at East Tremont Ave. and Third Ave. (Streetsblog)
  • Flatbush: Pedestrian Struck Crossing Ditmas Blvd. (DNA)
  • Sunset Park: 3-Year-Old Boy Hit By SUV Driver at 4th Ave. Intersection (DNA)
  • East NY: Teenage Boy Unconscious After Being Struck By Driver (DNA)
  • Borough Park: Hit-and-Run Driver Leaves 5-Year-Old Boy With Head Trauma in Parking Garage (Post)
  • Rosedale: Three Injured in Muti-Vehicle Crash (Times Ledger)
  • Williamsburg: Tractor-Trailer Driver Injures Pedestrian at Flushing Ave. (DNA)
  • Bayside: SUV Driver Slams Into Utility Pole; At Least One Hospitalized (Times Ledger)
  • St. Albans: Driver Hits Off-Duty Cop, Flees Scene (Post Blotter)

In the Region, Out of Town

  • Lawrence, NJ: Driver Receives Traffic Summons in Fatal Crash With Cyclist (Times of Trenton)
  • Franklin Township, NJ: Man Killed, Boy Seriously Injured By Van Driver; No Charges (Star Ledger)
  • Norwalk, CT: 16-Year-Old Driver Using Cell Phone Arrested for Crash That Killed Jogger (AP)
  • Brewerton, NY: Pedestrian Struck, Critically Injured After Attempting to Cross Highway (AP)
  • Bethlehem Township, NJ: NYC Man Killed After Crashing Into Parked Tractor-Trailer (Hunterdon Co.)

Following Up

  • Dashane Santana’s Grandmother Fights to Rename Dangerous Delancey For Slain Teen (DNA)
  • Streetsblog Files TLC Complaint Over Reported West Village Fatality (Streetsblog)
  • Man Who Killed Sister Mary Celine Graham in NYPD Chase Pleads to Murder (Streetsblog)
  • Family of SI Drunk Driving Victim Clara Almazo Sues Mets, Bar Owner (Advance)
  • Parents Want Safety Improvements Near School Following Death of UPS Worker Run Down on Sidewalk (DNA)

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