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The Weekly Carnage

Posted By Summer Greenstein On December 14, 2012 @ 2:21 pm In The Weekly Carnage | No 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].


Ignecio Cubano, 69, was run over by a truck driver, who witnesses say was making a turn, in Mott Haven on Thursday. No charges were filed. Photo: Daily News

Fatal Crashes (5 Killed This Week, 151 This Year, 12 Drivers Charged*)

    • Mott Haven: Ignecio Cubano, 69, Run Down by Semi Truck Driver in Crosswalk; NYPD: “No Criminality Suspected” (DNA [3]News [4], Post [5])
    • Upper West Side: Unidentified Delivery Man Killed on Columbus Avenue; NYPD: “No Criminality Suspected” (Gothamist [6])
    • South Ozone Park: Bicyclist Ramon Russel, 37, Struck by Tractor-Trailer Driver in Parking Lot; NYPD: “No Criminality Suspected” (Post [7]News [8])
    • Gravesend: Chenugor Dao, 60, Killed, Others Injured After SUV Drivers Collide, Plow Into Family on Sidewalk; NYPD: “No Criminality Suspected” (Streetsblog 1 [9], 2 [10])
    • Little Neck: Pedestrian Struck on Douglaston Pkwy (@NYScanner [11])


Ramon Russel was fatally struck on his bicycle by a tractor-trailer driver near the Aqueduct Racetrack. No criminality was suspected, according to NYPD. Photo: Daily News [8]

Injuries, Arrests and Property Damage

  • UWS: Pedestrian Hit by SUV Driver Near Central Park; Victim “Likely to Die” (DNA [13], Gothamist [6])
  • UWS: Two Pedestrians Struck, Seriously Hurt in Separate Columbus Ave Crashes (@NYScanner 1 [14], 2 [15])
  • UES: Drunk Driver Smashes Into Vehicle, Attempts to Flee (Post Blotter [16])
  • Carroll Gardens: Driver Arrested After Flipping Car Near Court and Smith Streets (PMFA [17])
  • Gramercy: Off-Duty Firefighter Charged With DWI After Clipping Vehicle (Post Blotter [18])
  • Midtown: Hit-and-Run Driver Injures Cop on Foot in Times Square (DNA [19]News [20])
  • UWS: Man Struck, Injured Near Central Park (DNA [21])
  • Broad Channel: One Injured in Three-Car Collision That Left Car in Flames (Times Ledger [22])
  • Tremont: Car Crash Leaves Victim Pinned, Seriously Injured (@NYScanner [23])


A driver was arrested after flipping his car on a residential street in Carroll Gardens. Photo: PMFA [17]

In the Region, Out of Town

  • Hastings-on-Hudson, NY: Bronx Man Fatally Struck by Driver Who Plunged Off Embankment (Patch [25])
  • Saddle Brook, NJ: One Killed After Drivers Crash, Overturn Cars Off Highway Median (NJ.com [26])
  • North Salem, NY: Drivers Airlifted, Hospitalized Following Three-Car Crash (LoHud [27])
  • Mahwah, NJ: Three Injured in Multi-Vehicle Crash After Driver Strikes Tractor-Trailer (Mahwah Patch [28])

Following Up

  • Drunk Driver Who Crashed Off Queensboro Bridge Ramp, Killing One, Indicted for Manslaughter (Post [29])
  • Queens DA Richard Brown Gives Probation to Driver Charged for DWI Pedestrian Death (Streetsblog [30])
  • NYPD Ran Down Deceased Bronx Dirt Biker, Injured One Other: Witness (News [31])
  • Riverdale Press [32] Dissects the Failed Drunk Driving Case [33] Against Kevin Spellman
  • Bus Driver Acquitted of Manslaughter for the Deaths of 15 Hopes to Drive Again (Post [34])

*Based on latest available reports

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URLs in this post:

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

[2] Image: http://www.streetsblog.org/wp-content/uploads/2012/12/struck14n-1-web.jpeg

[3] DNA: http://www.dnainfo.com/new-york/20121213/mott-haven/man-struck-killed-by-truck-while-crossing-mott-haven-street

[4] News: http://www.nydailynews.com/new-york/bronx/man-killed-truck-article-1.1219777

[5] Post: http://www.nypost.com/p/news/local/bronx/tractor_trailer_fatally_hits_elderly_sqNkAOz5Owljsc3S4pNWEI

[6] Gothamist: http://gothamist.com/2012/12/14/two_pedestrians_struck_on_the_west.php

[7] Post: http://www.nypost.com/p/news/local/queens/bicyclist_struck_killed_near_aqueduct_ua8HmXA51ioUVXs6iSxpnM?utm_medium=rss&utm_content=%20%20%20%20%20%20%20%20%20%20Queens

[8] News: http://www.nydailynews.com/new-york/queens/aqueduct-bicyclist-fatally-hit-article-1.1215968?localLinksEnabled=false

[9] 1: http://www.streetsblog.org/2012/12/10/nypd-no-criminality-when-suv-drivers-collide-plow-into-family/

[10] 2: http://www.streetsblog.org/2012/12/12/david-greenfield-monitoring-investigation-of-crash-that-killed-bystander/

[11] @NYScanner: https://twitter.com/NYScanner/status/277573522216341504

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

[13] DNA: http://www.dnainfo.com/new-york/20121214/upper-west-side/man-struck-injured-by-vehicle-near-central-park-officials-say?cid=100110&group_hood_id=25176

[14] 1: https://twitter.com/NYScanner/status/278936369861107713

[15] 2: https://twitter.com/NYScanner/status/279600439094292481

[16] Post Blotter: http://www.nypost.com/p/news/local/nypd_blotter/nypd_daily_blotter_eboYZmxx42FUZM6jbmmULJ

[17] PMFA: http://pardonmeforasking.blogspot.com/2012/12/car-flip-on-huntington-street-last-night.html

[18] Post Blotter: http://www.nypost.com/p/news/local/nypd_blotter/nypd_daily_blotter_3ESu1GJIiZwPhtRKWGlvpK

[19] DNA: http://www.dnainfo.com/new-york/20121211/times-square-theater-district/hit-and-run-times-square-leaves-police-officer-injured

[20] News: http://www.nydailynews.com/new-york/dragged-times-square-article-1.1218279

[21] DNA: http://www.dnainfo.com/new-york/20121214/upper-west-side/man-struck-injured-by-vehicle-near-central-park-officials-say

[22] Times Ledger: http://timesledger.com/stories/2012/49/broadchannelfire_we_2012_06_q.html

[23] @NYScanner: https://twitter.com/NYScanner/status/278392120321126400

[24] Image: http://www.streetsblog.org/wp-content/uploads/2012/12/carroll-gardens.jpeg

[25] Patch: http://rivertowns.patch.com/articles/pedestrian-killed-by-car-that-plunged-down-embankment-in-hastings

[26] NJ.com: http://www.nj.com/bergen/index.ssf/2012/12/man_killed_in_accident_on_route_80_in_saddle_brook.html

[27] LoHud: http://www.lohud.com/article/20121207/NEWS02/312070094/3-women-injured-3-car-crash-North-Salem

[28] Mahwah Patch: http://mahwah.patch.com/articles/ny-men-suffer-concussions-injuries-in-three-car-accident

[29] Post: http://www.nypost.com/p/news/local/queens/bridge_driver_slay_rap_CW6S02IxsIgPnWkoaCZBdM

[30] Streetsblog: http://www.streetsblog.org/2012/12/13/queens-da-richard-brown-probation-for-driver-charged-with-manslaughter/

[31] News: http://www.nydailynews.com/new-york/bronx/cops-dirt-bike-crash-story-bogus-witness-article-1.1216624

[32] Riverdale Press: http://riverdalepress.com/stories/Jury-finds-Spellman-guilty-on-one-count,51528?page=1

[33] Failed Drunk Driving Case: http://www.streetsblog.org/2012/12/07/spellman-verdict-highlights-continued-weakness-of-drunk-driving-cases/

[34] Post: http://www.nypost.com/p/news/local/bronx/bus_horror_driver_sorry_every_day_lpYZiREu3ue0niqLlcwRWM

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