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.

Pedro Lopez was killed on his bike by a hit-and-run driver in Maspeth. Photo: ## Ledger##

Pedro Lopez was killed on his bike by a hit-and-run commerical truck driver in Maspeth. Photo: Times Ledger

Fatal Crashes (16 Killed Since Nov. 16; 204 This Year; 15 Drivers Charged*)

  • Maspeth: Cyclist Pedro Lopez, 54, Hit by Turning Commercial Truck Driver Who Fled (Streetsblog, TL)
  • Springfield Gardens: Erik Johnson, 24, Struck Crossing Rockaway Boulevard; No Charges (Streetsblog)
  • Midtown: NYPD Traffic Agent, Kalyanarat Ranasinghe, 71, Hit Standing in Parking Lane (NYTPostNewsDNA)
  • Williamsburg: Cyclist Christopher Meyers, 34, Killed in Hit-and-Run Under BQE (GreenpointersDNAGothamistWCBS)
  • Willowbrook: Marion Anderson, 47, and Lizette Serrano, 60, Struck by Minivan Driver (Advance, Streetsblog)
  • UES: Buddhi Thapa, 41, Struck by SUV Driver Crossing Second Avenue; No Charges (WCBSNews, Streetsblog)
  • Stuyvesant Town: Stella Huang, 88, Struck by Con Ed Truck Driver (Town & Village, Streetsblog)
  • Soho: Cheikh Mbaye, 23, Hit by Two Drivers While Crossing Canal Street (Streetsblog)
  • Harlem: Willie Zachary, 65, Struck by Alleged Drunk, Unlicensed Driver (Streetsblog)
  • Flatlands: Vernon Bramble, 47, Killed in Hit-and-Run Crossing Flatbush Avenue (Streetsblog)
  • Bronx: Man Hit by Two Vehicles While Crossing Baychester Avenue; First Driver Fled Before Turning Self in to Police (Post)
  • Kingsbridge: Curtis Jones, 53, Hit Attempting to Cross Major Deegan Expressway (DNA)
  • Howard Beach: Jimmy Sinisi, 39, Killed in Crash With Drunk Driver; 37-Year-Old Passenger Injured (News)**
  • Mott Haven: Abubakar Saleh, 47, Struck on Bruckner Expressway After Exiting Disabled Vehicle; Another Occupant Seriously Injured (DNA)
  • Cambria Heights: 49-Year-Old Driver Ejected From Car After Hitting Guardrail, Flipping Vehicle (TL)

Four were injured when a school bus flipped after slamming into a vehicle on Atlantic Avenue in Cobble Hill. Photo: ## News##

Four were injured when a school bus flipped after crashing into a vehicle on Atlantic Avenue in Cobble Hill. Photo: Daily News

Injuries, Arrests, and Property Damage

  • Cobble Hill: School Bus Flips After Slamming Into Vehicle on Atlantic Avenue; Four Injured (NewsBklyn Paper)
  • East New York: Unlicensed Van Driver Strikes Senior in Crosswalk, Faces 30 Days and $500 Fine (Streetsblog)
  • Sunset Park: Commercial Van Driver Critically Injures Teen Crossing Street With Her Mother (Streetsblog)
  • Washington Heights: Pedestrian Struck, Seriously Injured; CIS Requested (@NYScanner)
  • Bronxwood: Four Injured After Fire Truck Driver Slams Into SUV (WCBS)
  • Borough Park: Driver Hits NYPD Office Before Crashing Onto Sidewalk and Fleeing on Foot (@NYScanner)**
  • Inwood: Driver Flings Men Onto Sidewalk in Fight Outside Nightclub, Flees Scene (WNBC)
  • Williamsburg: Crash Under BQE Leaves Five Injured (DNA)
  • Bloomfield: Teen Critically Injured After Slamming Into Utility Poles (Advance)
  • Annadale: Drunk Driver Clips Vehicle Occupant During Dispute, Rams Vehicle in an Attempt to Flee (Advance)

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