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.

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)

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