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.

An officer in a marked NYPD cruiser struck and critically injured a 69-year-old pedestrian on Broadway. Witnesses contradicted NYPD accounts that the police were using lights and sirens. Photo: ##https://twitter.com/NBCNewYork/status/455425622085750784/photo/1##@NBCNewYork##

An officer in a marked NYPD cruiser struck and critically injured a 69-year-old pedestrian on Broadway. Witnesses contradicted NYPD accounts that the police were using lights and sirens. Photo: @NBCNewYork

Fatal Crashes (2 Killed Since April 11; 54 This Year; 2 Drivers Charged*)

  • Woodhaven: Unidentified Pedestrian Struck by Truck Driver Crossing Atlantic Avenue (Q Courier, TL)
  • Rosedale: Kendall Heard, 29, Killed Riding in Car Driven by Alleged Drunk Driver on Belt Parkway; Driver Charged With Manslaughter  (NewsNY1WCBS)

Nine people were injured, three critically, when a driver hit a wall on the New England Thruway in the Bronx. Photo: WNBC

Nine people were injured, three critically, when a driver hit a wall on the New England Thruway in the Bronx. Photo: WNBC

Injuries, Arrests, and Property Damage

  • East Harlem: Hit-and-Run Driver Leaves Delivery Cyclist Clinging to Life (DNANYTWNBC)
  • Co-op City: SUV Driver Slams Into Thruway Wall, Injuring Nine, Three Critically (NewsPost)
  • East Elmhurst: Pedestrian Seriously Injured by Hit-and-Run Minivan Driver (WABC)
  • UWS: NYPD Driver Critically Injures 69-Year-Old  Man on Broadway (NewsPostGothamist)
  • Prospect-Lefferts Gardens: Six Children, Two Adults Injured in School Bus-SUV Crash (NewsNews 12)
  • Astoria: Motorcycle Passenger Critically Injured in Crash With Driver (DNA)
  • Columbus Circle: Private Sanitation Truck Driver Rear-Ends Truck, Injuring Two (DNA)
  • Midtown East: SUV Driver Slams Head-On Into MTA Bus, Injuring Self and Bus Driver (WNBC)
  • Westerleigh: DOT Maintenance Car Driver Pinned After Flipping Vehicle (Advance)
  • Three Off-Duty Cops Arrested for DWI in Separate Incidents (Post)
  • Inwood: Unlicensed Correction Officer Arrested for DWI After Wrong-Way Crash (News)
  • Bronx: Woman Arrested for DWI After Cops Stop Her for Illegal Turn (Post)
  • Port Richmond: Two Injured in Crash That Sent One Vehicle Into Utility Pole (Advance)**
  • Eltingville: MTA Bus Driver Slams Into Utility Pole, Fence After Swerving to Avoid Dog (Advance)**
  • Chelsea: Driver Backs Into Patrol Car, Arrested for DWI (Post Blotter)
  • Charleston: Driver Critically Injured Slamming Into Back of Parked Tractor-Trailer (Advance)
  • Richmond Valley: Unlicensed Drunk Driver Blows Red Light, Fails to Pull Over (Advance)

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