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 25-year-old woman riding her bike was killed Thursday by two cab drivers on Park Avenue at 125th Street. Her name was being withheld by NYPD pending family notification as of Friday afternoon. Earlier in the week, 18-year-old cyclist Marvin Ramirez was killed on Park at E. 108th. Police, media, and drivers blamed the victims in both crashes. No charges were filed. Photo: Daily News

Fatal Crashes (3 Killed This Week, 83 This Year; 4 Drivers Charged*)

  • UWS: Ariel Russo, 4, Run Down by 17-Year-Old Unlicensed Driver During NYPD Chase; Russo’s Grandmother Hospitalized; Driver Charged With Manslaughter (Streetsblog 1, 2)
  • East Harlem: Woman Riding Bike, 25, Killed by Two Cab Drivers at Park Ave. and 125th St.; Driver, NYPD Blame Victim; “No Criminality” (DNANewsPost)
  • East Harlem: Cyclist Marvin Ramirez, 18, Struck by Motorist at Park Ave. and E. 108th St.; NYPD Blames Victim; No Charges Filed (Streetsblog)

A driver fleeing police jumped the curb and crashed into a subway station entrance in Washington Heights, injuring a pedestrian. Photo: DNAinfo

Injuries, Arrests and Property Damage

  • Soho: Dump Truck Driver Hits Man in Wheelchair, Trapping Him for 30 Minutes; “No Criminality” (Post)
  • Washington Heights: Driver Feeling Police Hits Subway Entrance and Injures Pedestrian (DNA)**
  • Kensington: Sanitation Worker May Lose Leg After Truck Driver Rear-Ends GarbageTruck (Gothamist)
  • Bed-Stuy: Child Struck, Seriously Injured by Driver (@NYScanner)
  • Jackson Heights: Seven Suffer Minor Injuries in Three-Car Crash at 35th Ave. and 81st St. (Streetsblog)
  • LES: Motorcyclist Injured in Crash With Truck at Essex and Broome (DNA)
  • DUMBO: SUV Driver Crashes Near Sand Street Bike Lane (@BrooklynSpoke)
  • Foxhurst: Ambulance Driver Rushing to Shooting Collides With Vehicle, Critically Injuring Driver (Post)
  • Gowanus: Drunk Driver Runs Red and Hits Livery Cab, Sending It Into Building (Post Blotter)**
  • Highbridge: NYPD Detective Arrested for Drunk Driving (News)
  • East New York: Off-Duty Rookie Cop Arrested for DWI (Post Blotter)
  • Mariners Harbor: Unlicensed Driver Busted for DWI in Parking Lot (Post Blotter)
*Based on latest available reports
** Incident in which a vehicle left the roadway