The Weekly Carnage

The Weekly Carnage is a Friday round-up of motor vehicle violence across the five boroughs. For more on the origins and purpose of this column, please read About the Weekly Carnage.

James McCloskey died after two drivers, one of them unlicensed, collided, sending a pickup truck into a Brooklyn bus shelter. No charges were filed. Photo: Daily News

Fatal Crashes (8 Killed This Week; 151 This Year; 11 Drivers Charged*)

  • Corona: Cui Ju Yu, 79, Struck Crossing Street; Driver Charged With Leaving Scene (Streetsblog)
  • Dyker Heights: James McCloskey, 71, Dies When Pickup Hits Bus Shelter; No Charges (Streetsblog)**
  • Soundview: Maria Dulce-Valencia, 27, Struck in Hit-and-Run on Bruckner Blvd. Service Road (News)
  • Richmond Hill: Raj Chohan, 59, Run Down by Drunk Hit-and-Run Driver (News)
  • Astoria: Woman Struck by Driver While Crossing Queens Plaza North (DNA)
  • Ditmars: Michael Fernandez, 32, and Jennifer Manthorne, 36, Thrown From Motorcycle (DNA)
  • Brownsville: 19-Year-Old “Loses Control,” Slams Car Into Pole; Passenger Hurt (News, News 12)

A driver failing to yield to an ambulance responding to an emergency crashed on McGuinness Boulevard, injuring three. Photo: DNAinfo

Injuries, Arrests, and Property Damage

  • Bay Ridge: Hit-and-Run Driver Strikes 14-Year-Old on Fourth Avenue, Breaking Hip (Bklyn Daily)
  • Woodside: Motorcyclist Critically Injured After Crashing Into Parked Car (DNA)
  • Greenpoint: Driver Crashes Into Ambulance on McGuinness Boulevard; Three Injured (DNA)
  • South Williamsburg: Pedestrian Struck at Bedford Avenue (@NYScanner)
  • Union Square: Two Motorcyclists Struck, Seriously Injured (@NYScanner)
  • Port Richmond: 16-Year-Old Injures Occupant After Crashing Truck Into Car, Utility Pole (Advance)
  • Carroll Gardens: Construction Truck Crashes Into Scaffolding at Aboveground F/G Train (DNA)
  • Graniteville: Former Staten Island BP Candidate Arrested for DWI After Crashing Into Guardrail (DNA)
  • Verrazano-Narrows Bridge: Driver With Revoked License Arrested With Twice the Legal BAC (Advance)

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