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 Santiago was riding his bike on West 125th Street when he was fatally struck by an MTA bus driver. Photo: ##http://nypost.com/2014/01/19/biker-dies-after-getting-hit-by-manhattan-bus/##NY Post##

Pedro Santiago was riding a bike on W. 125th Street when he was fatally struck by an MTA bus driver. Photo: Post

Fatal Crashes (6 Killed This Week; 17 This Year; No Drivers Charged*)

  • Harlem: Pedro Santiago, 45, Crushed on Bicycle by MTA Bus Driver; “No Criminality” (PostNews)
  • UWS: Samantha Lee, 26, Struck by Two Drivers While Crossing 96th Street; No Charges (Post)
  • Maspeth: Angela Hurtado, 68, Struck by Unlicensed SUV Driver (TLForum)
  • Glen Oaks: Unidentified Man Walking Near Union Turnpike Hit by SUV Driver (Post)
  • East New York: Maude Savage, 72, Hit in Crosswalk by Unlicensed Driver in November (Streetsblog)***
  • Midtown: Driver Flips SUV on Sixth Avenue Following Heart Attack (DNAPost)
  • University Heights: Truck Driver Crashes Into Building; Four Hurt (NewsWABC,WCBS)**

A driver jumped a curb on the Upper East Side, crashing into a storefront and injuring two passengers. No charges were filed. Photo: ##http://www.nbcnewyork.com/news/local/Upper-East-Side-Car-Crash-Window-Storefront-Second-Avenue-241185961.html##WNBC##

A driver jumped a curb on the Upper East Side, crashing into a storefront and injuring two passengers. No charges were filed. Photo: WNBC

Injuries, Arrests, and Property Damage

  • Harlem: Livery Cab Driver Strikes Pedestrian on 125th Street, Claims Victim “Slipped” (DNA)
  • UES: Woman Loses Leg After Cement Truck Driver Strikes, Drags Her 20 Feet (WNBC, DNA)
  • UES: Driver “Loses Control” of Car, Slamming Into Storefront; No Charges (WNBCWCBS)**
  • Washington Heights: Two Injured in Crash That Flipped Vehicle (DNA)
  • Windsor Terrace: Driver Pinned in Crash With Tractor-Trailer (@NYScanner)
  • Corona: SUV Driver Crashes Into Fence Following Road Rage Incident (News)**
  • Kensington: Vehicle Overturns at Ocean Parkway and Ditmas Avenue (@NYScanner)
  • Hell’s Kitchen: Cabbie Drives on Sidewalk to Avoid Traffic (Gothamist)**
  • Graniteville: Off-Duty Cop Arrested for DWI After Rear-Ending Street Sweeper (Advance)

* Based on latest available reports
** Incident in which a vehicle left the roadway
*** Death occurred in 2013 and is not reflected in the weekly or yearly total