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The Weekly Carnage

Posted By Summer Greenstein On December 7, 2012 @ 3:09 pm In The Weekly Carnage | 3 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].

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A taxi driver crashed into a light pole at the corner of the Bowery and East 3rd Street, injuring pedestrians, according to a witness. Photo: Bowery Boogie [3]

Fatal Crashes (1 Killed This Week, 146 This Year, 12 Drivers Charged*)

  • Dyker Heights: Motorcyclist Hector Rivera, 37, Struck by SUV Driver; “No Criminality” (Advance [4], Post [5])
  • Williamsburg: Cyclist Struck in August Died From Injuries; “No Criminality Suspected” (Streetsblog [6])***

Injuries, Arrests and Property Damage

  • East Flatbush: Driver Strikes Pedestrian, Leaving Him Unconscious; “No Criminality” (Post Blotter [7])
  • Borough Park: Pedestrian, 60, Seriously Injured by Hit-and-Run Driver; AIS Requested (@NYScanner [8])
  • East Village: Cab Driver Crashes Into Light Pole, Injures Pedestrians (Bowery Boogie [3])**
  • Parkchester: Man Hit, Critically Injured by Van Driver; AIS Dispatched (DNA [9], @NYScanner [10])
  • Unionport: Pedestrian Struck, Seriously Injured on Ellis Avenue (DNA [11])
  • Forest Hills: Pedestrian Hit, Transported to Hospital in Serious Condition (@NYScanner [12])
  • East Flatbush: School Bus-Dollar Van Collision Leaves Five Children Injured (DNA [13])
  • Morrisania: Five Kids Hurt When Driver Rear-Ends School Bus; Eighth Bus Crash Since October (DNA [14])
  • Great Kills: Collision Leaves Two Pinned in Car (Advance [15])
  • Charleston: Drunk Driver Charged With DWI After Slamming Into Pole, Refusing Breathalyzer (Advance [16])

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Five children were injured when a dollar van driver swerved into the path of an oncoming school bus in East Flatbush. Photo: DNAinfo [13]

In the Region, Out of Town

  • Boston: City Council Members Honor Deceased Cyclist, Call for Data-Driven Safety Measures (Globe [18])
  • Philadelphia: Pizza Deliveryman Struck by Hit-and-Run Driver, Left With Brain Damage (News [19])
  • Englewood, NJ: NJ Transit Bus Driver Falls Asleep, Nearly Drives Off Overpass (NBC NY [20])
  • Green Brook, NJ: Police Search for Hit-and-Run Driver Who Struck Pedestrian in Crosswalk (NJ.com [21])
  • Princeton, NJ: Authorities Use “Black Box” Data to Help Convict DWI Killer (Broadsheet Daily [22])
  • Los Angeles: Driver Charged With Manslaughter for Driving With Pedestrian’s Body on Hood (News [23])

Following Up

  • Tour Bus Driver Found Not Guilty in Bronx Crash That Killed 15 (News [24]NYT [25])
  • Kevin Spellman Verdict Highlights Continued Weakness of Drunk Driving Cases (Streetsblog [26])
  • SI Motorist Whose DWI Crash Killed Teen Passenger Sentenced to 10 Years (Advance [27])
  • Driver Who Crashed Stolen Cab in Union Square Tells Jury He Was Drunk, High (Gothamist [28])
  • Lawyer for Curb-Jumping Manhattan Driver Blames Deceased Victim for “Negligence” (Gothamist [29])

Other News

  • Citing Baseless AAA Report [30], Lawsuit Seeks to “Shut Down” Red Light Cameras (Post [31])
  • Lander: School Rezonings Put Kids at Risk From Fourth Avenue Traffic (Bklyn Spoke [32])
  • TA Scavengers to Document Harrowing Conditions on Deadly Queens Boulevard (DNA [33])
  • GGW’s David Alpert [34]: We Don’t Have to Live With Roads That Are Killing Us (WaPo [35])

*Based on latest available reports
**Incident in which a vehicle left the roadway
***This fatality is reflected in the annual, but not weekly, figure


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

[2] Image: http://www.streetsblog.org/wp-content/uploads/2012/12/bowery-cab-accident-1.jpg

[3] Bowery Boogie: http://www.boweryboogie.com/2012/12/cab-crashes-into-bowery-light-pole-last-night-injuring-pedestrians/?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+BoweryBoogieALowerEastSideChronicle+%28Bowery+Boogie%29

[4] Advance: http://www.silive.com/northshore/index.ssf/2012/12/post_53.html

[5] Post: http://www.nypost.com/p/news/local/nypd_blotter/nypd_daily_blotter_ABbibjBDhLL2o1reVa4DjP

[6] Streetsblog: http://www.streetsblog.org/2012/12/03/another-cyclist-reported-killed-in-90th-precinct-no-criminality-suspected/

[7] Post Blotter: http://www.nypost.com/p/news/local/nypd_blotter/nypd_daily_blotter_8iSPLiMSOEiUtxoKqx1EjJ

[8] @NYScanner: https://twitter.com/NYScanner/status/275420214852714496

[9] DNA: http://www.dnainfo.com/new-york/20121204/parkchester/pedestrian-struck-by-van-critically-hurt-parkchester

[10] @NYScanner: https://twitter.com/NYScanner/status/276049811965362177

[11] DNA: http://www.dnainfo.com/new-york/20121206/unionport/woman-struck-by-vehicle-seriously-injured-on-ellis-avenue-officials-say

[12] @NYScanner: https://twitter.com/NYScanner/status/275747605298946049

[13] DNA: http://www.dnainfo.com/new-york/20121203/east-flatbush/5-children-injured-after-school-bus-van-collide-on-utica-avenue

[14] DNA: http://www.dnainfo.com/new-york/20121203/morrisania/nine-people-hurt-school-bus-accident-near-boston-road

[15] Advance: http://www.silive.com/news/index.ssf/2012/12/staten_island_crash_pins_2_in.html

[16] Advance: http://www.silive.com/news/index.ssf/2012/11/prosecutors_staten_island_man_1.html

[17] Image: http://www.streetsblog.org/wp-content/uploads/2012/12/image640x480.jpg

[18] Globe: http://www.boston.com/metrodesk/2012/12/06/bicyclist-and-vehicle-collide-commonwealth-avenue-allston/iLfi9EqrFWahk0AKxErVIM/story.html

[19] News: http://www.nydailynews.com/news/crime/philadelphia-police-hit-and-run-driver-article-1.1214869

[20] NBC NY: http://www.nbcnewyork.com/news/local/NJ-Transit-Bus-Driver-Falls-Asleep-166-X-Englewood-Port-Authority-182121391.html

[21] NJ.com: http://www.nj.com/somerset/index.ssf/2012/12/green_brook_police_looking_for.html

[22] Broadsheet Daily: http://campaign.r20.constantcontact.com/render?llr=gxn46jcab&v=001fgXe_62hM0lq3zQgL2-rXgDDbDACIIzr3XP2p_9VtRdserFJmANF57nuhj1HcgLG-Wts-J8Gc7H2M3-lrLnLvcfAebLMstFYyoQMTvy-jhnBg5D1ettHAQ%3D%3D

[23] News: http://articles.nydailynews.com/2012-11-26/news/35370703_1_manslaughter-charges-hood-legal-limit

[24] News: http://www.nydailynews.com/new-york/bronx/driver-deadly-bronx-bus-crash-found-guilty-article-1.1215483

[25] NYT: http://www.nytimes.com/2012/12/08/nyregion/ophadell-williams-driver-in-fatal-bus-crash-found-not-guilty-of-manslaughter.html?hp

[26] Streetsblog: http://www.streetsblog.org/2012/12/07/spellman-verdict-highlights-continued-weakness-of-drunk-driving-cases/

[27] Advance: http://www.silive.com/news/index.ssf/2012/12/motorist_whose_drunken_driving.html#incart_river

[28] Gothamist: http://gothamist.com/2012/12/06/guy_who_hijacked_cab_and_crashed_it.php

[29] Gothamist: http://gothamist.com/2012/12/06/getting_killed_by_suv_doesnt_count.php

[30] Baseless AAA Report: http://www.streetsblog.org/2012/10/09/aaa-ignores-research-on-red-light-cameras/

[31] Post: http://www.nypost.com/p/news/local/drivers_to_sue_city_over_red_light_6aJzDkw0lW7IG6MnLYdUSN

[32] Bklyn Spoke: http://brooklynspoke.com/2012/11/30/a-safer-4th-avenue-for-kids/

[33] DNA: http://www.dnainfo.com/new-york/20121204/forest-hills/scavenger-hunt-encourages-teams-play-traffic-on-boulevard-of-death

[34] David Alpert: http://greatergreaterwashington.org/post/16936/its-time-we-stopped-living-with-roads-that-are-killing-us/

[35] WaPo: http://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/its-time-we-stopped-living-with-roads-that-are-killing-us/2012/11/30/c7600776-399c-11e2-b01f-5f55b193f58f_story.html

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