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The Weekly Carnage

Posted By Summer Greenstein On January 11, 2013 @ 2:00 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].


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 [3]

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 [4], 2 [5])
  • Tremont: Speeding Driver Slams Into Pedestrian; Charged With Unlicensed Operation (Streetsblog [5])
  • Wakefield: Judge “Sonny” Ali, 72, Killed in Hit-and-Run; No NYPD Investigation at Time of Crash (News [6])
  • Gravesend: Jonathan Sade, 21, Runs Red, Killing Self and Andre Capers-Jones, 26, and Leonora Lavaud, 24 (Post [7])
  • Crown Heights:¬†Paul Carthy, 24, Killed After Crashing Dirt Bike (DNA [8])
  • Rego Park: Carlos Rivas, 27, Killed in LIE Crash; Driver Charged With DWI, Homicide (Times Ledger [9])
  • Fresh Meadows: Driver Crashes Into Tractor Trailer on Horace Harding Expressway (Times Ledger [10])

Injuries, Arrests and Property Damage

  • Brownsville: “Out-of-Control” Driver Crashes Through Storefront, Seriously Injuring Three (WNBC [11])**
  • Chinatown: Fung Wah Bus Driver Hits Two Pedestrians; No Charges (Post [12])
  • Bay Ridge: Drunk Driver Plows Into Pedestrians on Sidewalk, Leaving One Critical (Post [13])**
  • UES: Pedestrian Struck, Seriously Injured; AIS Dispatched (@NYScanner [14])
  • Kew Gardens Hills: 51-Year-Old Pedestrian Struck, Critically Injured (DNA [15])
  • East Flatbush: Corrections Captain Arrested for DWI After Crashing Into Pole (Post [16])
  • Morris Heights: Cops Shoot Driver Who Struck Officer Conducting Traffic Stop (DNA [17])
  • Bay Ridge: Driver Arrested After Striking Three Pedestrians (DNA [18])
  • Concord: Female Pedestrian Struck, Hospitalized; AIS Dispatched (Advance [19])
  • East Flatbush: Drunk, Speeding Driver Critically Injures 68-Year-Old Pedestrian (DNA [20], Post Blotter [18])
  • South Williamsburg: Van Driver Mounts Concrete Bike Lane Median (Streetsblog [21])
  • Bed-Stuy: NYPD Involved in Collision; No Injuries Reported (@NYScanner [22])
  • Forest Hills: Off-Duty Cop Arrested for DWI After Rear-Ending Car, Attempting to Flee (Post Blotter [23])
  • New Dorp: Repeat DWI Offender Arrested for Drunk Driving (Post Blotter [24])
  • Great Kills: Driver With 13 Beer Cans Found in Car Busted for DWI (Advance [25])


A driver crashed through a Dunkin' Donuts in Brownsville, injuring four, three seriously. No charges were filed. Photo: DNA [27]

In the Region, Out of Town

  • Commack, NY: Garbage Truck-Vehicle Crash Leaves One Dead (WSJ [28])
  • Sleepy Hollow, NY: Driver Ejected from SUV in Fatal Crash Off Embankment (LoHud [29])
  • North Amityville, NY: Driver Fatally Crashes Into Two Homes, Injures Passenger (Post [30])
  • Lewisboro, NY: Two NYC Women Killed After Veering Off Road, Slamming Into Tree (LoHud [31])
  • Old Bridge Twp., NJ: Over Two Dozen Injured in School Bus-Commuter Bus Crash (Star Ledger [32])

Following Up

  • DA Richard Brown, NYPD File No Charges for Hit-and-Run Death [33] of Miguel Torres, 11 (DNA [34])
  • Wrongful Death Suit Claims Cab Driver Who Killed 5-Year-Old Timothy Keith [35] Was Speeding (STR [36])
  • Case of Hit-and-Run Crash That Claimed 20-Year-Old SI Woman Unsolved Six Years Later (Advance [37])

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

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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/2013/01/pedhit6n-1-web1.jpg

[3] Daily News: http://www.nydailynews.com/new-york/bronx/man-killed-hit-car-bronx-article-1.1234193?localLinksEnabled=false

[4] 1: http://www.streetsblog.org/2013/01/04/private-dump-truck-driver-kills-woman-at-23rd-and-madison/

[5] 2: http://www.streetsblog.org/2013/01/10/details-scarce-on-first-reported-pedestrian-and-cyclist-deaths-of-2013/

[6] News: http://www.nydailynews.com/new-york/bronx/police-probing-hit-and-run-wakefield-man-dies-article-1.1237746

[7] Post: http://www.nypost.com/p/news/local/brooklyn/killed_in_two_car_klyn_smashup_horror_qW0tpl6hRjK3yyJjM6iliL

[8] DNA: http://www.dnainfo.com/new-york/20130107/crown-heights/man-killed-dirt-bike-accident-near-kings-county-hospital-police-say

[9] Times Ledger: http://www.timesledger.com/stories/2013/1/liecrash_we_2013_01_03_q.html

[10] Times Ledger: http://www.timesledger.com/stories/2013/1/freshmeadowscrash_ne_2013_01_03_q.html

[11] WNBC: http://www.nbcnewyork.com/news/local/Car-Crashes-Dunkin-Donuts-Brownsville-Brooklyn-Linden-186107472.html

[12] Post: http://www.nypost.com/p/news/local/two_hit_by_chinatown_bus_DdydlpNtULPpvh809ztuaL

[13] Post: http://www.nypost.com/p/news/local/brooklyn/opens_with_smash_r6rAzvyg68tQEqjLjNuAnN

[14] @NYScanner: https://twitter.com/NYScanner/status/289174776902189056

[15] DNA: http://www.dnainfo.com/new-york/20130107/kew-gardens-hills/man-struck-by-vehicle-critically-injured-queens-fdny-says

[16] Post: http://www.nypost.com/p/news/local/brooklyn/corrections_captain_busted_for_dwi_hwMJHsBStHGrzEQJtCF7TO

[17] DNA: http://www.dnainfo.com/new-york/20130102/morris-heights/cops-shoot-motorist-who-hit-officer-with-car-bronx-nypd-says

[18] DNA: http://www.nypost.com/p/news/local/nypd_blotter/nypd_daily_blotter_ZD86u1SqaqgMOdFeaufRmL

[19] Advance: http://www.silive.com/eastshore/index.ssf/2013/01/pedestrian_rushed_to_hospital.html

[20] DNA: http://www.dnainfo.com/new-york/20130101/east-flatbush/pedestrian-critically-injured-by-drunk-driver-east-flatbush-cops-say

[21] Streetsblog: http://www.streetsblog.org/2013/01/07/an-argument-for-protected-bike-lanes-in-one-photograph/

[22] @NYScanner: http://twitpic.com/bu3sb1

[23] Post Blotter: http://www.nypost.com/p/news/local/nypd_blotter/nypd_daily_blotter_n1xFoRAlFxow3A0wuxS0eI

[24] Post Blotter: http://www.nypost.com/p/news/local/nypd_blotter/nypd_daily_blotter_EAJ4KXQfdl4qvYW8hFsKnK

[25] Advance: http://www.silive.com/news/index.ssf/2013/01/cops_alleged_staten_island_dru.html

[26] Image: http://www.streetsblog.org/wp-content/uploads/2013/01/dunkindonuts.jpg

[27] DNA: http://www.dnainfo.com/new-york/20130108/brownsville/4-hurt-when-car-slams-into-dunkin-donuts-on-linden-boulevard

[28] WSJ: http://online.wsj.com/article/AP0078e5aede1c4d95a1d4ad125664ccfc.html

[29] LoHud: http://www.lohud.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=2013301060095

[30] Post: http://www.nypost.com/p/news/local/amityville_horror_YNEeiP0wXZQ1uJWx8y6NAO

[31] LoHud: http://www.lohud.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=2013301060075

[32] Star Ledger: http://www.nj.com/news/index.ssf/2013/01/school_bus_involved_in_major_o.html

[33] Hit-and-Run Death: http://www.streetsblog.org/2013/01/02/five-killed-in-four-days-holiday-season-marked-by-pedestrian-deaths/

[34] DNA: http://www.dnainfo.com/new-york/20130107/east-elmhurst/boy-killed-by-dump-truck-mourned-at-funeral-blocks-from-crash-site

[35] 5-Year-Old Timothy Keith: http://www.streetsblog.org/2012/04/27/timothy-keith-killed-by-cab-driver-in-brooklyn-no-charges-filed/

[36] STR: http://setexasrecord.com/news/280325-east-texas-family-files-wrongful-death-suit-after-son-hit-by-nyc-cab

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

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