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.

Andrew Schoonover was killed by a garbage truck driver while crossing East 84th St., allegedly after tripping over garbage bags. A pizzeria received a summons for sidewalk obstruction; the driver was not charged. Photo: Daily News

Fatal Crashes (5 Killed Since Oct. 20, 132 This Year, 10 Drivers Charged*)

  • UES: Andrew Schoonover, 31, Struck by Sanitation Truck Driver; No Charges (StreetsblogNews)
  • Highland Park: Livery Cab Driver Runs Down 42-Year-Old Pedestrian, Flees Scene (News)
  • East Flushing: Victor Florio, 76, Mowed Down on Sidewalk by Hit-and-Run Driver (News)**
  • Williamsbridge: Chrisiano Brown, 25, “Loses Control,” Crashes Jaguar Into Pole (Post Blotter)
  • Rockaway Beach: Anthony Luster, 33, Killed in One-Car Crash on Rockaway Freeway (Times Ledger)

Injuries, Arrests and Property Damage

  • Flushing: Police Arrest Hit-and-Run Driver Who Left 76-Year-Old with Head Trauma (Times Ledger)
  • Hamilton Heights: Crash Ends with Two Cars on Sidewalk (Streetsblog)**
  • UES: MTA Bus Driver Hits 84-Year-Old Pedestrian, Severing Foot (News)
  • East Harlem: School Bus Flips on Its Side, Smashes Into Vehicle, Pole; “No Criminality” (DNA)**
  • Williamsburg: Cyclist Hospitalized Following Crash (DNA)
  • Belt Parkway: Driver Doing 120 in Unregistered Car Charged With Reckless Endangerment (Post Blotter)
  • East Harlem: Police Chase Ends in Wrong-Way Crash (NY1)
  • Bay Ridge: Two-Car Collision Sends One to Hospital, Leaves Car on Sidewalk (Bklyn Daily)**
  • Sunset Park: Cops Bust Drunk Driver, Passenger for Resisting Arrest (Post Blotter)
  • Sunset Park: Man Steals Van Left Double-Parked With the Engine Running (Post Blotter)

A school bus flipped after a collision in East Harlem, injuring two. No criminality was suspected. Photo: DNAinfo

In the Region, Out of Town

  • Kent, NY: Man Walking on Route 52 Killed by Driver (LoHud)
  • Cold Spring Harbor, NY: School Bus Driver Arrested After DWI That Injured 12-Year-Old Passenger (Post)
  • Lilburn, GA: R&B Singer Natina Reed, 32, Fatally Struck in the Street; No Charges Expected (News)
  • Port Jefferson, NY: NJ Woman Killed in Crash with LI Police Officer (Woodbridge Patch)
  • Canoga Park, CA: Driver Slams SUV Into Target Store, Injuring Self and Two Customers (News)

Following Up

  • Mother of Garbage Truck Hit-and-Run Victim Roxana Sorina Buta Sues City for $30M (Streetsblog)
  • Botched NYPD Investigation Leaves Family of Slain Cyclist Joseph Nelson Without Answers (Streetsblog)
  • Man Whose DWI Crash Nearly Cost 9-Year-Old Daughter Her Leg Sentenced to Probation (Advance)
  • LI Expressway Driver Pleads Not Guilty to DWI, Manslaughter in Death of Highway Patrolman (Post)
  • A Year Later, Erika Lefevre Has Few Answers About Son Mathieu’s Death (Bklyn Paper)

Other News

  • 1,324 Pedestrians and Cyclists Injured, 14 Killed in NYC Traffic in September (Streetsblog)
  • Manhattan DA Cy Vance Hosts Vehicular Crimes Training Course for Area Prosecutors
  • Some Texas Localities Aren’t Sure That Texting While Driving Should Be Illegal (NYT)
  • Another Study Says Teenagers and Cars Don’t Mix (Wheels)
  • More U.S. Police Officers Killed by Cars Than Guns in Last Decade (NLEOMF)

*Based on latest available reports
**Incident in which a vehicle left the roadway