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.

Ruben Rivera, 81, was killed in East New York by a truck driver who fled the scene. Image: News 12

Ruben Rivera, 81, was killed in East New York by a truck driver who fled the scene. Image: News 12

Fatal Crashes (5 Killed This Week; 26 This Year; 1 Driver Charged*)

  • Williamsburg: Margarita Seda, 80, Struck by Turning Driver on Grand Street; No Charges (Streetsblog)
  • East New York: Ruben Rivera, 81, Killed by Hit-and-Run Driver on Atlantic Avenue (News 12WABC)
  • Sunset Park: Min Lin, 36, Pregnant, Struck in Parking Lot by Man Driving Snow Plow; No Charges (DNA)
  • West Village: MTA Driver William Pena, 49, Killed When Man Who Stole Delivery Truck Hits Bus; Three Others, Including Food Vendor on Sidewalk, Injured (DNA 1, 2)
  • Harlem: Albert Cortez, 45, Crushed After Jumping From Truck He Was Driving (News)

Nineteen people were injured, three seriously, when an ambulance crashed into a school bus in Borough Park. Photo: ##http://www.nydailynews.com/new-york/brooklyn/ambulance-crashes-bus-brooklyn-injuring-school-children-officials-article-1.1608072##Daily News##

Nineteen people were injured, three seriously, when an ambulance driver crashed into a school bus in Borough Park. Photo: Daily News

Injuries, Arrests, and Property Damage

  • Borough Park: Ambulance Driver Collides With School Bus, Injuring 19 (NewsPostWCBSWABC)
  • Ditmas Park: 16 Injured in School Bus Crash (Ditmas Park CornerNews)
  • Williamsburg: Driver Fleeing Police in Stolen Car Crashes Into Traffic Light, Vehicle (DNA)**
  • Harlem: Pedestrian Seriously Injured at Park Avenue and 125th Street; CIS Requested (@NYScanner)
  • Throggs Neck: Couple Survives After Driving Car Off Bruckner Expressway (DNA)
  • Jamaica: Driver Rescued from Flaming Car After Crashing Into Divider on Van Wyck Expressway (Post)
  • Queens: Driver Flips SUV on Grand Central Parkway (@NYScanner)
  • Fort Hamilton: Driver Charged With Reckless Endangerment After Fleeing Police at Traffic Stop (Advance)
  • Mariners Harbor: Driver Pulled Over for Forged License Plate Found With Gun in Car (Post Blotter)

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