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.

The Brooklyn precinct where two people were killed in a high-speed crash Monday had issued 54 speeding tickets this year as of March. Image: ##http://www.nbcnewyork.com/news/local/Death-Brooklyn-Car-Crash-Marine-Park-259868361.html##WNBC##

The Brooklyn precinct where a driver and passenger were killed in a high-speed crash Monday had issued 54 speeding tickets this year as of March. Image: WNBC

Fatal Crashes (6 Killed This Week; 72 This Year; 3 Drivers Charged*)

  • Forest Hills:  Elliot Mintzer, 67, Hit by Tractor-Trailer Driver Backing Up in Parking Lot (DNATL)
  • Canarsie: Motorcyclist, 26, Killed in Collision With MTA Bus (Post)
  • Williamsburg Bridge: Arben Hoti, 31, Falls Off Motorcycle Into Roadway (DNA)
  • Bayside: Ingrid Arcuik, 51, Drives Into Parked Tow Truck on Clearview Expressway (News)
  • Mill Basin: Christina Wipper, 18, and Philbert Martin Williams, 20, Killed in High-Speed Crash on Flatbush Avenue After Running Red; Two Others Injured (NewsPost)

A driver jumped a curb on Bergen Street at 6th Avenue in Brooklyn, knocking over bike racks and damaging a subway entrance. Photo: ##https://twitter.com/BrooklynSpoke/status/468401748273807360/photo/1##@BrooklynSpoke

A driver jumped a curb on Bergen Street at Sixth Avenue in Brooklyn, knocking over bike racks and damaging a subway entrance. Photo: @BrooklynSpoke

Injuries, Arrests, and Property Damage

  • Astoria: Hit-and-Run Driver on Sidewalk Gives Pedestrian Concussion, Broken Leg (DNA, Gothamist)**
  • Fresh Meadows: Truck Driver Jumps Curb Into Yard, Severely Injuring Pedestrian (Gothamist, Post)**
  • Dyker Heights: Driver Hits Motorcyclist, Pedestrian at 15th Avenue and 81st Street (@NYScanner)
  • Williamsburg: Pedestrian Struck at Bedford and N. 11th; CIS Requested (@NYScanner)
  • Chinatown: Dept. of Correction Bus Driver Topples Bollards on Traffic Island; 14 Hurt (Streetsblog)**
  • Prospect Heights: Curb-Jumping Driver Hits Bike Parking and Subway Entrance (@BrooklynSpoke)**
  • Meiers Corners: Three-Car Crash Sends 11 to Hospital; Infant Among Seven Children Injured (Advance)
  • Midland Beach: NYPD Cruiser Smashes Into Pole Following Collision; One Seriously Hurt (Advance)**
  • Port Richmond: Driver Critically Injured After Flipping Car in Two-Vehicle Crash (Advance)

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