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.

A 55-year-old pedestrian in the Bronx was struck with such force that the vehicle's windshield shattered. The driver was charged with aggravated unlicensed vehicle operation. Photo: Daily News

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)

A driver crashed through a Dunkin' Donuts in Brownsville, injuring four, three seriously. No charges were filed. Photo: DNA

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