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The Weekly Carnage

Posted By Summer Greenstein On January 18, 2013 @ 3:18 pm In Streetsblog,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 car flipped on the Williamsburg Bridge in a three-vehicle crash. Photo: Animal NY [3]

Fatal Crashes (1 Killed This Week, 10 This Year; 0 Drivers Charged*)

  • Ridgewood: Puran Thapa, 7, Killed by SUV Driver; “No Criminality Suspected” (Streetsblog [4], Post 1 [5]2 [6]DNA [7])

Injuries, Arrests and Property Damage

  • Bushwick: Cyclist Critically Injured By Hit-and-Run Driver (News [8], Gothamist [9])
  • Brooklyn Heights: Driver Leaves Pedestrian in Critical Condition After Pinning Him Against Wall (DNA [10]BHB [11]NBC [12])
  • Harlem: Pedestrian Struck, Injured by Driver; NYPD AIS Notified (@NYScanner [13])
  • Forest Hills: Off-Duty Police Officer Arrested for DWI, Leaving the Scene (TimesLedger [14])
  • Williamsburg Bridge: Car Flips in Three-Vehicle Crash (Animal NY [3])
  • Flushing: Driver Hits Pedestrian, Cops Tell Pedestrians to Use Crosswalks (TimesLedger [15])
  • South Bronx/Brooklyn: Cops Lift Cab Off Pedestrian; SUV Driver Jumps Curb, Hits Woman Waiting at Bus Stop** (Post [16])
  • Bed-Stuy: Driver Hits Cyclist, Punches Him, Flees; Charged With Assault and Leaving the Scene (Post [17])
  • Glen Oaks: SUV Driver Hits Pedestrian, 87, Kills His Dog; Driver: “They Came Out of Nowhere” (Post [18])
  • East Flatbush: Three Drivers Flee Scene After Injuring Allegedly Drunk Pedestrian on Nostrand Avenue (Post [19])
  • West Farms: School Bus Carrying at Least a Dozen Students Rear-Ended (DNA [20])
  • Williamsburg: Driver Attempts to Run Down Traffic Agent Who Issued Him a Summons (Post Blotter [21])
  • Castleton Corners: Drunk Driver With Suspended License Speeds Wrong Way Before Slamming Into Police Cruiser (Post Blotter [22])
  • Travis: Driver Arrested in Early January for DWI Busted Again (Post Blotter [21])


Cyclist Julian Valencia was critically injured by a hit-and-run driver at the intersection of Central Avenue and George Street in Bushwick. Photo: Gothamist [9]

In the Region, Out of Town

  • Somerset , NJ: Driver Charged With Vehicular Homicide in Head-On Crash; May Have Been Drinking (NJ.com [24])
  • Yonkers/New Rochelle, NY: In Separate Incidents, Two Wrong-Way Drivers on Highway Stopped by Police (LoHud [25])
  • Schroon, NY: West Nyack Driver Sentenced to Up to Four Years for Leaving Scene of Fatal Crash (LoHud [26])
  • Huntington, NY: LI Drunk Driver Who Crashed Parents’ Car Into Home Sentenced to One-and-Half Years; Lawyer Blames “Hipster Girlfriend” (Post [27])
  • Cantonment, FL: Dog Kills Man After Hitting Accelerator, Causing Van to Run Him Over (News [28])

Other News

  • Safety Fixes Near NYC Schools Reduced Kids’ Traffic Injuries By a Third (Streetsblog [29])
  • Staten Island Campaign Distributing Yard Signs Reminding Drivers to Slow Down (Advance [30])
  • New York AAA Guy: If Drivers Broke the Law, There’d Be Carnage (Streetsblog [31])
  • Tennessee Safety Officials Call 1,019 Traffic Fatalities — Up 9 Percent from 2011 — “Unacceptable” (Tennessean [32])

*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/crash-traffic.jpg

[3] Animal NY: http://www.animalnewyork.com/2013/car-flips-over-on-the-williamsburg-bridge/

[4] Streetsblog: http://www.streetsblog.org/2013/01/18/puran-thapa-7-killed-by-motorist-in-ridgewood-no-charges-filed/

[5] 1: http://www.nypost.com/p/news/local/dad_sees_suv_kill_son_0bwWOonppNluF8HXPtOQmI

[6] 2: http://www.nypost.com/p/news/local/queens/queens_boy_struck_killed_by_suv_g1W4Wi1WQMeNhJIeoqCkhJ

[7] DNA: http://www.dnainfo.com/new-york/20130117/ridgewood/7-year-old-boy-fatally-struck-by-vehicle-queens-officials-say

[8] News: http://www.nydailynews.com/new-york/icyclist-critically-injured-hit-and-run-brooklyn-article-1.1239701?localLinksEnabled=false

[9] Gothamist: http://gothamist.com/2013/01/15/cyclist_in_critical_condition_from.php

[10] DNA: http://www.dnainfo.com/new-york/20130116/brooklyn-heights/man-hit-pinned-by-car-brooklyn-heights?cid=177952&group_hood_id=73158#ixzz2IHN9RSje

[11] BHB: http://brooklynheightsblog.com/archives/54088

[12] NBC: http://www.nbcnewyork.com/news/local/Brooklyn-Heights-Pedestrian-Struck-Pinned-Critical-Condition-Fulton-Street-187185151.html

[13] @NYScanner: https://twitter.com/NYScanner/status/291863945218752512

[14] TimesLedger: http://timesledger.com/stories/2013/2/policeofficerarrested_we_2013_01_10_q.html

[15] TimesLedger: http://timesledger.com/stories/2013/2/pedestrianhit_ne_2013_01_10_q.html

[16] Post: http://www.nypost.com/p/news/local/bronx/need_lift_call_the_police_5WbtX7fwqQaIhRGKq7qglM?utm_medium=rss&utm_content=Bronx

[17] Post: http://www.nypost.com/p/news/local/brooklyn/driver_cycle_of_violence_VjyQk4vE8SU4zUgmLRpyxK?utm_medium=rss&utm_content=Brooklyn

[18] Post: http://www.nypost.com/p/news/local/queens/dog_mowed_down_in_qns_GG81pWrdUD8YndZwbb6dcO?utm_medium=rss&utm_content=Queens

[19] Post: http://www.nypost.com/p/news/local/brooklyn/klyn_triple_hit_run_TKs30Frynl1UmvZeYVyXNJ?utm_medium=rss&utm_content=Brooklyn

[20] DNA: http://www.dnainfo.com/new-york/20130115/west-farms/several-injured-school-bus-accident-bronx-fdny-says

[21] Post Blotter: http://www.nypost.com/p/news/local/nypd_blotter/nypd_daily_blotter_ZfFQrHmUE12RQ2WBbpP73O

[22] Post Blotter: http://www.nypost.com/p/news/local/nypd_blotter/nypd_daily_blotter_7xeRXRS3ClAjkFF2UoqoXP

[23] Image: http://www.streetsblog.org/wp-content/uploads/2013/01/11413cyclist.jpg

[24] NJ.com: http://www.nj.com/somerset/index.ssf/2013/01/cops_warren_woman_charged_in_bernards_fatal_head-on_car_crash_may_have_been_drinking.html

[25] LoHud: http://www.lohud.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=2013301180087

[26] LoHud: http://www.lohud.com/viewart/20130116/NEWS03/301150071/West-Nyack-man-gets-prison-fatal-hit-run-upstate

[27] Post: http://www.nypost.com/p/news/local/years_drunk_driver_who_crashed_through_RQwfnP9ZSJRjwNjMr7NV9K

[28] News: http://www.nydailynews.com/news/national/dog-van-jump-fatal-accident-article-1.1242126

[29] Streetsblog: http://www.streetsblog.org/2013/01/16/ped-safety-fixes-at-nyc-schools-reduced-injuries-for-kids-by-44/

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

[31] Streetsblog: http://www.streetsblog.org/2013/01/14/new-york-aaa-guy-if-drivers-broke-the-law-thered-be-carnage/

[32] Tennessean: http://www.tennessean.com/article/20130117/NEWS0201/301170054/1-019-traffic-fatalities-unacceptable-TN-officials-aim-reduce-deaths?gcheck=1&nclick_check=1

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