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 (9 Killed Since January 1; 0 Drivers Charged*)

  • Flatiron District: 58-Year-Old Cyclist Run Down by Private Sanitation Truck Driver (Streetsblog 1, 2)
  • Tremont: Speeding Driver Slams Into Pedestrian; Charged With Unlicensed Operation (Streetsblog)
  • Wakefield: Judge “Sonny” Ali, 72, Killed in Hit-and-Run; No NYPD Investigation at Time of Crash (News)
  • Gravesend: Jonathan Sade, 21, Runs Red, Killing Self and Andre Capers-Jones, 26, and Leonora Lavaud, 24 (Post)
  • Crown Heights: Paul Carthy, 24, Killed After Crashing Dirt Bike (DNA)
  • Rego Park: Carlos Rivas, 27, Killed in LIE Crash; Driver Charged With DWI, Homicide (Times Ledger)
  • Fresh Meadows: Driver Crashes Into Tractor Trailer on Horace Harding Expressway (Times Ledger)

Injuries, Arrests and Property Damage

  • Brownsville: “Out-of-Control” Driver Crashes Through Storefront, Seriously Injuring Three (WNBC)**
  • Chinatown: Fung Wah Bus Driver Hits Two Pedestrians; No Charges (Post)
  • Bay Ridge: Drunk Driver Plows Into Pedestrians on Sidewalk, Leaving One Critical (Post)**
  • UES: Pedestrian Struck, Seriously Injured; AIS Dispatched (@NYScanner)
  • Kew Gardens Hills: 51-Year-Old Pedestrian Struck, Critically Injured (DNA)
  • East Flatbush: Corrections Captain Arrested for DWI After Crashing Into Pole (Post)
  • Morris Heights: Cops Shoot Driver Who Struck Officer Conducting Traffic Stop (DNA)
  • Bay Ridge: Driver Arrested After Striking Three Pedestrians (DNA)
  • Concord: Female Pedestrian Struck, Hospitalized; AIS Dispatched (Advance)
  • East Flatbush: Drunk, Speeding Driver Critically Injures 68-Year-Old Pedestrian (DNA, Post Blotter)
  • South Williamsburg: Van Driver Mounts Concrete Bike Lane Median (Streetsblog)
  • Bed-Stuy: NYPD Involved in Collision; No Injuries Reported (@NYScanner)
  • Forest Hills: Off-Duty Cop Arrested for DWI After Rear-Ending Car, Attempting to Flee (Post Blotter)
  • New Dorp: Repeat DWI Offender Arrested for Drunk Driving (Post Blotter)
  • Great Kills: Driver With 13 Beer Cans Found in Car Busted for DWI (Advance)

In the Region, Out of Town

  • Commack, NY: Garbage Truck-Vehicle Crash Leaves One Dead (WSJ)
  • Sleepy Hollow, NY: Driver Ejected from SUV in Fatal Crash Off Embankment (LoHud)
  • North Amityville, NY: Driver Fatally Crashes Into Two Homes, Injures Passenger (Post)
  • Lewisboro, NY: Two NYC Women Killed After Veering Off Road, Slamming Into Tree (LoHud)
  • Old Bridge Twp., NJ: Over Two Dozen Injured in School Bus-Commuter Bus Crash (Star Ledger)

Following Up

  • DA Richard Brown, NYPD File No Charges for Hit-and-Run Death of Miguel Torres, 11 (DNA)
  • Wrongful Death Suit Claims Cab Driver Who Killed 5-Year-Old Timothy Keith Was Speeding (STR)
  • Case of Hit-and-Run Crash That Claimed 20-Year-Old SI Woman Unsolved Six Years Later (Advance)

*Based on latest available reports
**Incident in which a vehicle left the roadway