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The Weekly Carnage

Posted By Summer Greenstein On November 30, 2012 @ 3:50 pm In The Weekly Carnage | 2 Comments

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 [1].

Fatal Crashes (5 Killed Since Nov. 16, 144 This Year, 12 Drivers Charged*)

  • Union Square: Skateboarder Kyle Larson, 20, Killed by Truck Driver; Police Searching for Wrong-Way Cyclist (Streetsblog 1 [2], 2 [3])
  • East Flatbush: Jason Williams, 23, Killed By Hit-and-Run Driver (Streetsblog [4])
  • Parkchester: Toddler Struck While Chasing Ice Cream Truck in March Died From Injuries (Streetsblog [5])**
  • Midwood: Viktor Avaveyev, 53, Backed Over by Drunk Limo Driver; Driver Charged With Manslaughter, Criminally Negligent Homicide (Post [6])
  • Cambria Heights: Paulina Rodriguez, 24, Killed in Three-Vehicle Crash (News [7])
  • Related: Assembly Member Barbara Clark Pushes for Increased Speeding Fines (Times Ledger [8])
  • Forest Hills: 53-Year-Old Driver “Loses Control” on Grand Central Parkway (Post [9])
  • Lower Manhattan: Parking Attendant Crushed to Death by Falling SUV (News [10])***

Injuries, Arrests and Property Damage

  • Woodhaven: Toddler Seriously Hurt in Two-Car Crash; Driver Summonsed for No Child Car Seat (DNA [11])
  • Howard Beach: Pedestrian Injured in “Possible Hit-and-Run” (DNA [12])
  • Midwood: Elderly Pedestrian Struck, in Serious Condition; Driver in Police Custody (@NYScanner [13])
  • Ridgewood: School Bus Carrying 40 Children Rear-Ended by Black Car Driver (DNA [14])
  • Midtown West: Pedestrian Struck, Pinned by Sanitation Truck (@NYScanner [15])
  • Washington Heights: Four Hurt, Two Critically, After Driver Careens Onto Sidewalk (WNBC [16])
  • Flushing: Two Seriously Injured After Taxi Flips on LI Expressway (DNA [17])
  • Castle Hill: Driver With Suspended License Crashes Into School Bus (Post Blotter [18])
  • Fresh Meadows: At Least Four Motorists Involved in Collision (Times Ledger [19])
  • Bulls Head: Police Arrest Driver on SI Expressway With BAC Three Times the Legal Limit (Post Blotter [20])
  • Rosebank: Drunk, Unlicensed Driver Leads Cops on Chase, Resists Arrest (Post Blotter [21])
  • Prospect Heights: Drunk Firefighter Charged With DWI After Parking Next to Police Cruiser (Post Blotter [22])
  • East New York: Drunk Off-Duty Cop Refuses Breathalyzer, Charged With Resisting Arrest (Post Blotter [23])
  • Lower Manhattan: Car Erupts in Flames Near City Hall Park (DNA [24])
  • Inwood: NYPD Arrests One of Its Own for Scratching a Car (DNA [25])

In the Region, Out of Town

  • Hempstead, NY: Bus Driver Hits Pedestrian and House, Killing Child; Pedestrian May Be Charged (News [26])
  • North Bergen, NJ: Driver Indicted for Vehicular Homicide in Death of Pedestrian (Jersey Journal [27])
  • Maple Shade, NJ: Man Displaced by Sandy Struck and Killed by Two Drivers (NYT [28])
  • Woodbury, NJ: Truck Driver Cited for Careless Driving After Hitting Pedestrian (So. Jersey Times [29])
  • North Amityville, NY: Queens Driver Veers Off Road, Fatally Crashes Into Utility Pole (Times Ledger [30])
  • Mineola, NY: Driver Shows Up Drunk at DWI Hearing, Arrested for Drunk Driving a Second Time (Post [31])

Following Up

  • Queens Teenager Charged With Vehicular Homicide for Deaths of Four Friends in LI Crash (City Room [32])
  • Unlicensed Hit-and-Run Killer Gets Six Months for Death of Brooklyn Child (Streetsblog [33])
  • Margaret Chin Urges NYPD to Investigate National Guard Pedestrian Death (Streetsblog [34])
  • Jury Begins Deliberating in Manslaughter Case of Chinatown Bus Driver Whose Crash Killed 15 (NYT [35])
  • Queens Tour Bus Driver Faces Up to 40 Years for Deaths of Passengers in VA Crash (Times Ledger [36])

Other News

  • State DMV Data Show Decrease in NYC Traffic Injuries in 2011 (Streetsblog [37])
  • NYPD: 1,304 Pedestrians and Cyclists Injured, 13 Killed in City Traffic in October (Streetsblog [38])
  • Central Park Cyclist Sues Man She Alleges Pushed Her Off Bike, Resulting in Concussion (DNA [39])
  • New York Magazine Fumbles Chance to Hold NYPD’s Feet to the Fire on Street Safety (Streetsblog [40])
  • DC Bill Could Make It Easier for Injured Cyclists to Recover Civil Damages (DCist [41])

*Based on latest available reports
**This fatality is reflected in the annual, but not weekly, figure
***Due to the cause of death, this incident is not reflected in the weekly or annual figure

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URLs in this post:

[1] About the Weekly Carnage: http://www.streetsblog.org/about-the-weekly-carnage/

[2] 1: http://www.streetsblog.org/2012/11/21/union-square-skateboarder-was-killed-on-rejected-pedestrian-plaza-space/

[3] 2: http://www.streetsblog.org/2012/11/26/three-nyc-traffic-deaths-three-very-different-nypd-investigations/

[4] Streetsblog: http://www.streetsblog.org/2012/11/19/jason-williams-killed-by-hit-and-run-driver-in-east-flatbush/

[5] Streetsblog: http://www.streetsblog.org/2012/11/20/bronx-toddler-apparently-one-of-many-unreported-nyc-pedestrian-deaths/

[6] Post: http://www.nypost.com/p/news/local/brooklyn/driver_mistakenly_puts_limo_police_pkAtYZKyaENY4PT91j04qN

[7] News: http://www.nydailynews.com/new-york/queens/woman-24-killed-car-crash-skipping-stop-sign-article-1.1204048?localLinksEnabled=false

[8] Times Ledger: http://www.timesledger.com/stories/2012/48/clarkspeedingbill_jt_2012_11_29_q.html

[9] Post: http://www.nypost.com/p/news/local/deadly_queens_wreck_YhMdyrH2UonmTiC3MHxYhN

[10] News: http://www.nydailynews.com/new-york/parking-garage-worker-crushed-falling-suv-article-1.1208071

[11] DNA: http://www.dnainfo.com/new-york/20121126/woodhaven/baby-seriously-hurt-queens-car-crash

[12] DNA: http://www.dnainfo.com/new-york/20121123/howard-beach/pedestrian-injured-possible-hit-and-run-howard-beach

[13] @NYScanner: https://twitter.com/NYScanner/status/272877069107593216

[14] DNA: http://www.dnainfo.com/new-york/20121128/ridgewood/school-bus-carrying-special-needs-students-rear-ended-queens

[15] @NYScanner: https://twitter.com/NYScanner/status/272525180566396928

[16] WNBC: http://www.nbcnewyork.com/news/local/Scaffolding-Collapse-Car-Crash-Broadway-161-Street-Washington-Heights-180753681.html

[17] DNA: http://www.dnainfo.com/new-york/20121127/flushing/two-hurt-when-taxi-overturns-on-long-island-expressway-ramp

[18] Post Blotter: http://www.nypost.com/p/news/local/nypd_blotter/nypd_daily_blotter_6jwlbX9Sw4iOtMABtNo81I

[19] Times Ledger: http://www.timesledger.com/stories/2012/48/crashinfreshmeadows_ne_2012_11_29_q.html

[20] Post Blotter: http://www.nypost.com/p/news/local/nypd_blotter/nypd_daily_blotter_MN96LiL4qbXegAqy9m3IkN

[21] Post Blotter: http://www.nypost.com/p/news/local/nypd_blotter/nypd_daily_blotter_LlcPmUqaJC3jj3IV9JvEKM

[22] Post Blotter: http://www.nypost.com/p/news/local/nypd_blotter/nypd_daily_blotter_LZgDsZdqjYwGKXkemWKAAO

[23] Post Blotter: http://www.nypost.com/p/news/local/nypd_blotter/nypd_daily_blotter_DC7HI55jGlgeh403trwCXL

[24] DNA: http://www.dnainfo.com/new-york/20121126/civic-center/car-bursts-into-flames-near-city-hall-park

[25] DNA: http://www.dnainfo.com/new-york/20121129/washington-heights/off-duty-nypd-cop-arrested-upper-manhattan-police-say

[26] News: http://www.nydailynews.com/new-york/boy-7-witnesses-bus-crush-brother-article-1.1209882

[27] Jersey Journal: http://www.nj.com/jjournal-news/index.ssf/2012/11/jersey_city_driver_70_indicted.html

[28] NYT: http://www.nytimes.com/2012/11/27/nyregion/man-displaced-in-storm-dies-after-being-struck-by-2-cars.html?_r=0&adxnnl=1&adxnnlx=1354306316-lCoIh7bHi1szwfy9GZNR6g

[29] So. Jersey Times: http://www.nj.com/gloucester-county/index.ssf/2012/11/driver_cited_in_morning_pedest.html

[30] Times Ledger: http://www.dnainfo.com/new-york/20121126/ozone-park/queens-man-killed-long-island-car-crash

[31] Post: http://www.nypost.com/p/news/local/dope_nd_dwi_arrest_at_hearing_LUmsJTuc8sRtYu5B5aviYK

[32] City Room: http://cityroom.blogs.nytimes.com/2012/11/16/driver-in-fatal-long-island-crash-charged-with-homicide/

[33] Streetsblog: http://www.streetsblog.org/2012/11/27/unlicensed-hit-and-run-killer-gets-six-months-for-death-of-brooklyn-child/

[34] Streetsblog: http://www.streetsblog.org/2012/11/28/margaret-chin-and-1000-citizens-ask-nypd-to-investigate-pedestrian-death/

[35] NYT: http://www.nytimes.com/2012/11/28/nyregion/jury-hears-closing-statements-in-ophadell-williamss-trial.html

[36] Times Ledger: http://www.timesledger.com/stories/2012/46/busdriverguilty_ft_2012_11_15_q_-_done.html

[37] Streetsblog: http://www.streetsblog.org/2012/11/30/dmv-data-show-decrease-in-nyc-traffic-injuries-in-2011/

[38] Streetsblog: http://www.streetsblog.org/2012/11/29/nypd-1304-pedestrians-and-cyclists-injured-13-killed-in-traffic-in-october/

[39] DNA: http://www.dnainfo.com/new-york/20121128/upper-west-side/lawyer-arrested-for-knocking-down-bicyclist-central-park

[40] Streetsblog: http://www.streetsblog.org/2012/11/28/ny-mag-fumbles-chance-to-hold-nypds-feet-to-the-fire-on-street-safety/

[41] DCist: http://dcist.com/2012/11/cyclist_harassment_bill_moves_forwa.php

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