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.

Marisol Martinez was crossing Union Avenue in Williamsburg when she was struck by an MTA bus driver making a left turn. Photo: ##http://www.dnainfo.com/new-york/20140301/williamsburg/williamsburg-woman-struck-killed-by-mta-bus##DNAinfo##

Marisol Martinez was crossing Union Avenue in Williamsburg when she was struck by an MTA bus driver making a left turn. Photo: DNAinfo

Fatal Crashes (2 Killed This Week; 33 This Year; 1 Driver Charged*)

  • Williamsburg: Marisol Martinez, 21, Struck in Crosswalk by Turning MTA Bus Driver (Streetsblog)
  • Brownsville: Philip Crucilla, 47, Crashes SUV Into Light Pole (DNA)

A curb-jumping cab driver smashed through a storefront in the East Village. Photo: ##http://newyork.cbslocal.com/2014/03/02/cab-jumps-curb-slams-into-east-village-store-front/##CBS New York##

A curb-jumping cab driver smashed through a storefront in the East Village. Photo: CBS New York

Injuries, Arrests, and Property Damage

  • Auburndale: Driver Critically Injures Two-Year-Old Boy Walking With Mother; No Charges (Post, TL, DNA)
  • Soundview: Drunk Off-Duty FDNY Hits Two Women in Crosswalk; Newborn on Life Support (News, DNA)
  • East Village: Cab Driver Smashes Through Storefront, Narrowly Misses Pedestrian (Post, WCBS)**
  • Brownsville: Woman Injured Boarding MTA Bus After Other Bus Driver Rear-Ends It (Post)
  • UES: Driver Attempting to Park Jumps Curb, Crashes Into Building and Injures Resident (WNBC)**
  • Cypress Hills: ATV Driver Flees Scene After Dragging Cop During Traffic Stop (NYTPostNews)
  • Corona: Police Chases Ends in Crash that Injures Seven, One Seriously; CIS on Scene (@NYScanner)
  • Sheepshead Bay: Vehicle Overturned in Crash, Pinning Two Occupants (@NYScanner)
  • Queens Village: Correction Officer Arrested for DWI After Being Stopped for Broken Tail Light (News)
  • New Brighton: Police Find Repeat Drunk Driver Asleep and Drunk in Idling SUV (Advance)

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