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 Nov. 2, 138 This Year, 11 Drivers Charged*)

  • Williamsburg: Raul De La Cruz, 35, Killed, 24-Year-Old Woman Critically Injured When Struck by Two Drivers; Adam Recio Charged With Leaving the Scene, Driving Without a License (StreetsblogDNA)
  • Chinatown: Kwok Fu, 82, Run Down by National Guard Truck Driver Witnesses Say Ran Red; National Guard Says It’s Not Investigating (Streetsblog 1, 2)
  • Flushing: Dante Dominguez, 45, Struck by Hit-and-Run Driver (Streetsblog)
  • Willowbrook: Suying Du, 56, Killed by Driver Passing Stopped Vehicle; No Charges (Streetsblog)
  • Sunset Park: Man Fatally Struck on Fourth Avenue on October 26 (DNA)***
  • Brownsville: Edward Clyburn, 61, Killed in Two-Car Collision; Driver Charged With Manslaughter (News)

Injuries, Arrests and Property Damage

  • Hell’s Kitchen:  Lincoln Tunnel Crashes Leave Pedestrian, Multiple Bus Riders Hurt (DNA 12)
  • Chinatown: SUV, Taxi Collide at Centre and Walker (Bowery Boogie)
  • Canarsie: FDNY Trucks Responding to Call Collide, Crash Into Cab, Home; 11 Injured (Post)**
  • Mt. Hope: Pedestrian in Traumatic Arrest After Crash (@NYScanner)
  • Astoria: Second NYPD Officer in Three Days Arrested for DWI (CBS 2, DNA)
  • Williamsburg: Unlicensed Van Driver Strikes Mother, Two Infant Children (Post Blotter, Gothamist)
  • Crown Heights: School Safety Agent Busted for DWI After Blowing Red Light (Post Blotter)
  • Harlem: Motorcyclist Hits NYPD Vehicle and Flees; Criminality Suspected (@NYScanner)
  • Melrose: Several Injured in Multi-Car Crash, One Seriously (@NYScanner)
  • Charleston: Two Injured in South Shore Crash (Advance)
  • West Brighton: Driver Admits to Drinking “Four to Seven Shots” Before Hitting Utility Pole (Advance)
  • Dongan Hills: Corrections Employee Accused of DWI, Leaving Scene of Crash (Advance)

A yellow cab driver and motorist collided in the early morning hours in Chinatown. No injuries were reported. Photo: Bowery Boogie

In the Region, Out of Town

  • North Bergen, NJ: Bronx Man Killed After Crashing Into Telephone Pole (North Jersey)
  • Riverhead, NY: 90-Year-Old Passenger Killed in Two-Car Collision (Suffolk Times)
  • Weehawken, NJ: At Least 17 Injured After Two Buses Collide Outside Lincoln Tunnel (Jersey Journal)
  • North Amityville, NY: Police Investigating Two-Car Crash That Seriously Injured 87-Year-Old Driver (AP)
  • Irvington, NJ: Two Killed in Crash on Garden State Parkway; Speeding Likely Cause (Star Ledger)
  • Winter Haven, FL: Drunk Driver Kills Woman Who Was En Route to Hospital in Labor (News)

Following Up

  • NYC DOT Won’t Say If Truck Driver Who Killed Manhattan Woman Is Still Behind the Wheel (Streetsblog)
  • Pedestrian Struck by NYPD Cruiser Billed for Damage to Car (News)
  • Bus Driver Who Fell Asleep at the Wheel Faces Up to 40 Years for Fatal 2011 Crash in Virginia (QChron)
  • L.I. Hit-and-Run Suspect Fled U.S. After Allegedly Killing 80 Year-Old, Arrested 11 Years Later (Post)

*Based on latest available reports
**Incident in which a vehicle left the roadway
***Fatality included in yearly, but not weekly, total