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The Weekly Carnage

Posted By Summer Greenstein On February 1, 2013 @ 3:10 pm In The Weekly Carnage | 3 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].


The intersection of Linden Boulevard at Rockaway Parkway, where Gerald Green was killed by an SUV driver. Another pedestrian was killed on Linden in a separate crash this week.  Image: Google Maps

Fatal Crashes (4 Killed This Week, 20 This Year; 0 Drivers Charged*)

  • Brownsville: Kenneth Cole, 44, Killed by SUV Driver on Linden Boulevard; “No Criminality Suspected” (DNA [3], @NYScanner [4])
  • UES: Richard Griffin, 85, Struck By SUV Driver Crossing York Ave.; “No Criminality” (Post [5], Streetsblog [6])
  • East Flatbush: Gerald Green, 52, Hit By SUV Driver Crossing Linden Blvd.; No Charges Expected (News [7], Streetsblog [6])
  • Harlem: 35-Year-Old Pedestrian Struck By Cab Driver; No Charges Expected (News [7]Streetsblog [6])

Injuries, Arrests and Property Damage

  • Bushwick: Pedestrian Struck, Pinned By Bus (@NYScanner [8])
  • Bensonhurst: Pedestrian Suffers Severe Head Trauma After Driver Slams Into Her (News [9])
  • Theater District: Woman Struck, Injured By Driver While Waiting at Intersection (DNA [10])
  • Williamsburg: School Bus Driver Carrying 30 Kids Crashes Into Pole; No Injuries (DNA [11])
  • UES: Five Injured in MTA Bus-Car Crash After Driver Suffers “Medical Episode” (DNA [12])
  • Cambria Heights: Elderly Man Critical After Being Pinned Under Vehicle (DNA [13])
  • Jamaica: Driver Hospitalized After Colliding With MTA Bus (DNA [14])
  • Murray Hill: Pedestrian Struck, Seriously Injured By Truck Driver (@NYScanner [15])
  • Midland Beach: Van Driver Overturns Vehicle on Father Capodanno Blvd. (Advance [16])
  • Woodhaven: Off-Duty Traffic Enforcement Agent Busted for DWI (Post Blotter [17])
  • Great Kills: Driver Speeding Wrong-Way Down Street Smashes Into Two Cars, Leaves Scene (Post Blotter [11])
  • Washington Heights: Off-Duty Sanitation Worker Charged With DWI, Refusing Breathalyzer (Post Blotter [18])
  • Great Kills: Suspected Drunk Driver Crashes SUV Into Parked Car, Refuses Breathalyzer (Post Blotter [19])

In the Region, Out of Town

  • North Merrick, NY: Two Passengers Killed, Three Critically Injured After Driver Careens Off LI Parkway, Crashes Into Tree (News [20])
  • Detroit, MI: Two Children, One Adult Killed, 13 Injured in Mile-Long Chain-Reaction Highway Crash (News [21])
  • Carmel, NY: Judge Pleads Guilty to Second DWI Charge in Three Years (LoHud [22])
  • Yonkers, NY: Driver Whose DWI Crash Killed 16-Year-Old Girl Pleads Guilty to Manslaughter (LoHud [23])
  • Lawrence, NJ: Driver Suffers Head Injuries After Car Crashes, Splits in Two (Times of Trenton [24])

Other News

  • NYPD: 15,465 Pedestrians and Cyclists Injured, 155 Killed in Traffic in 2012 (Streetsblog [25])
  • A Year Later, How’s James Vacca Doing on His Pledge to Protect Pedestrians? (Streetsblog [26])
  • NYPD: Bus Driver Who Ran Woman Over Did Nothing Wrong (Streetsblog [27])

*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/2013/02/LindenBlvd.jpg

[3] DNA: http://www.dnainfo.com/new-york/20130130/ozone-park/man-fatally-struck-by-suv-on-linden-boulevard-queens-police-say

[4] @NYScanner: https://twitter.com/NYScanner/status/296774973991837696

[5] Post: http://www.nypost.com/p/news/local/hosp_visitor_killed_by_car_sruMpsSWoAep4d97wuyIdM?utm_medium=rss&utm_content=Local

[6] Streetsblog: http://www.streetsblog.org/2013/01/30/three-city-pedestrians-killed-in-five-hours-no-charges-filed/

[7] News: http://www.nydailynews.com/new-york/pedestrians-killed-separate-accidents-brooklyn-manhattan-article-1.1251031

[8] @NYScanner: https://twitter.com/NYScanner/status/297194027214835712

[9] News: http://www.nydailynews.com/new-york/brooklyn/brooklyn-woman-clings-life-car-struck-article-1.1248660?localLinksEnabled=false

[10] DNA: http://www.dnainfo.com/new-york/20130130/times-square-theater-district/woman-struck-by-vehicle-near-rockefeller-center

[11] DNA: http://www.dnainfo.com/new-york/20130128/williamsburg-greenpoint-bushwick/school-bus-carrying-dozens-of-children-crashes-into-pole-brooklyn

[12] DNA: http://www.dnainfo.com/new-york/20130128/upper-east-side/five-hurt-mta-bus-crash-on-upper-east-side-officials-say

[13] DNA: http://www.dnainfo.com/new-york/20130130/cambria-heights/man-critically-injured-grisly-queens-crash-fdny-says

[14] DNA: http://www.dnainfo.com/new-york/20130131/jamaica/woman-hurt-when-vehicle-collides-with-mta-bus

[15] @NYScanner: https://twitter.com/NYScanner/status/295329773532626945

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

[17] Post Blotter: http://www.nypost.com/p/news/local/nypd_blotter/nypd_daily_blotter_SiFYpbQpzoNZHpGWti98XK

[18] Post Blotter: http://www.nypost.com/p/news/local/nypd_blotter/nypd_daily_blotter_ur9tJqqeDk83wb1JjNMjzL

[19] Post Blotter: http://www.nypost.com/p/news/local/nypd_blotter/nypd_daily_blotter_vkdflvfiHoVGM9vXsnvqNO

[20] News: http://www.nydailynews.com/new-york/killed-hurt-long-island-parkway-crash-article-1.1248936

[21] News: http://www.nydailynews.com/news/national/2-dead-massive-mile-long-detroit-freeway-crash-article-1.1252092

[22] LoHud: http://www.lohud.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=2013301290119

[23] LoHud: http://www.lohud.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=2013301300104

[24] Times of Trenton: http://www.nj.com/mercer/index.ssf/2013/01/pennington_womans_car_is_split.html

[25] Streetsblog: http://www.streetsblog.org/2013/01/31/nypd-15465-pedestrians-and-cyclists-injured-155-killed-in-traffic-in-2012/

[26] Streetsblog: http://www.streetsblog.org/2013/01/31/a-year-later-hows-james-vacca-doing-on-his-pledge-to-protect-pedestrians/

[27] Streetsblog: http://www.streetsblog.org/2013/01/28/nypd-bus-driver-who-ran-woman-over-did-nothing-wrong/

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