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.

Top of frame: Three drivers collided in Midwood, sending one vehicle into Galina Truglio, who was in a crosswalk. Truglio, 63, was killed. NYPD filed no charges. Image: WABC

Top of frame: Three drivers collided in Midwood, sending one vehicle into Galina Truglio, who was in a crosswalk. Truglio, 63, was killed. NYPD filed no charges. Image: WABC

Fatal Crashes (5 Killed This Week; 82 This Year; 4 Drivers Charged*)

  • Red Hook: Nicholas Soto, 14, Struck Crossing Street to Catch School Bus; No Charges (Streetsblog 1, 2)
  • Midwood: Galina Truglio, 63, Struck in Crosswalk in Multi-Vehicle Crash (NewsWABCNews 12)
  • Midtown: 58-Year-Old Livery Cab Driver Pinned by His SUV (DNA)
  • Cross Bronx Expwy: Manhole Cover Crashes Through Windshield, Killing Jose Duran, 35 (DNA, News)
  • South Jamaica: Off-Duty Cop Curtis Johnson, 28, Killed in Collision on Motorcycle (TLPost)

Another Midwood collision left one vehicle on its side. No serious injuries were reported. Photo: @NYScanner

Another Midwood collision left one vehicle on its side. No serious injuries were reported. Photo: @NYScanner

Injuries, Arrests, and Property Damage

  • Midtown: Two Pedestrians Injured, One Critically, When Hit-and-Run Driver Hits Bus Stop Pole (News)**
  • Springfield Gardens: Ten Injured When Driver Collides With Turning School Bus Collides (WABC)
  • Hell’s Kitchen: Cab Driver Hits Cyclist at 57th and Ninth Avenue (Gothamist)
  • East Flatbush: Driver Critically Injures 58-Year-Old Pedestrian Crossing Nostrand Ave. (News)
  • Throggs Neck: Cop Arrested for Dragging Girlfriend With Car (PostNewsNews 12)
  • Forest Hills: Off-Duty Firefighter Riding Motorcycle Critically Injured in LI Expwy Crash (Post)
  • Midwood: Collision Flips Vehicle at East 9th and Avenue L (@NYScanner)
  • Williamsburg: Two-Car Crash Near BQE Exit Ramp Sends Vehicle Onto Sidewalk (Bklyn Paper)**
  • Bed-Stuy: Off-Duty School Safety Agent Arrested for DWI After Driving With Alarm Blaring (Post Blotter)

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