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The Weekly Carnage

Posted By Summer Greenstein On July 18, 2014 @ 2:45 pm In The Weekly Carnage | 3 Comments

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 [1].

Sokhna Niang was killed crossing the stretch of Flatbush Avenue between Prospect Park and the Brooklyn Botanic Garden. Image: Google Maps via Gothamist [2]

Fatal Crashes (3 Killed This Week; 106 This Year*)

  • Downtown Brooklyn: Matthew Brenner, 29, Struck on Bicycle on Sands Street, Dies from Injuries; No Charges (Streetsblog [3])***
  • Prospect-Lefferts Gardens: Sokhna Niang, 49, Hit Crossing Flatbush Avenue (DNA [4]News [5]WCBS [6]News 12 [7])
  • West Brighton: Woman Crossing Street Struck by Dept. of Sanitation Truck Driver (Advance [8], DNA [9])
  • Morris Heights: Man Attempting to Cross the Cross Bronx Expressway Struck by Box Truck Driver (DNA [10])

Injuries, Arrests, and Property Damage

  • Norwood: Minivan Driver, Possibly Texting, Seriously Injures Eight-Year-Old Boy; “No Criminality” (News [11])
  • Hell’s Kitchen: Commuter Bus Driver Hits Two Women Crossing With the Light; Driver Issued Summons (News [12], DNA [13])
  • Midwood: Pedestrian Struck, Seriously Injured; CIS Investigating (@NYScanner [14])
  • Greenpoint: Motorcyclist Crashes on McGuinness Blvd. (@danlatorre [15])
  • Forest Hills: Vehicle Flips at 110th Street and 67th Ave; No Injuries (@NYScanner [16])
  • Hell’s Kitchen: Charter Bus Driver Hits Pothole, Crashes Into Scaffolding (DNA [17], Post [18])**
  • Midwood: Three Injured After Vehicle Overturns at Bedford Ave. and Ave J. (@NYScanner [19])**
  • Auburndale: At Least One Injured in Single-Car Crash on Francis Lewis Blvd. (TL [20])
  • Ozone Park: Driver Injures Pedestrian, Crashes Into House; CIS Requested (@NYScanner [21])**
  • Goethals Bridge: Unlicensed Truck Driver With Covered License Plate Arrested Trying to Evade Toll (Post Blotter [22])

* Based on latest available reports
** Incident in which a vehicle left the roadway
***As this incident occurred prior to last week, it is not included in the weekly total


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[1] About the Weekly Carnage: http://www.streetsblog.org/about-the-weekly-carnage/

[2] Gothamist: http://gothamist.com/attachments/jen/2014_06_flatbush1.jpg

[3] Streetsblog: http://www.streetsblog.org/2014/07/16/matthew-brenner-29-killed-earlier-this-month-on-sands-street/

[4] DNA: http://www.dnainfo.com/new-york/20140715/prospect-lefferts-gardens/woman-killed-by-car-on-flatbush-avenue-police-say

[5] News: http://www.nydailynews.com/new-york/brooklyn/pedestrian-fatally-struck-flatbush-ave-article-1.1866911

[6] WCBS: http://newyork.cbslocal.com/2014/07/14/woman-struck-killed-on-flatbush-avenue-near-prospect-park/

[7] News 12: http://brooklyn.news12.com/news/sokhna-niang-of-staten-island-struck-and-killed-near-grand-army-plaza-1.8803634

[8] Advance: http://www.silive.com/northshore/index.ssf/2014/07/police_responding_to_accident.html#incart_m-rpt-1

[9] DNA: http://www.dnainfo.com/new-york/20140718/port-richmond/woman-fatally-hit-by-city-sanitation-truck-police-say

[10] DNA: http://www.dnainfo.com/new-york/20140714/morris-heights/man-struck-killed-while-crossing-bronx-expressway-police-say

[11] News: http://www.nydailynews.com/new-york/bronx/boy-struck-minivan-driver-texting-article-1.1864918

[12] News: http://www.nydailynews.com/new-york/woman-struck-bus-blames-driver-article-1.1868445

[13] DNA: http://www.dnainfo.com/new-york/20140714/hells-kitchen-clinton/two-people-seriously-injured-hells-kitchen-bus-accident

[14] @NYScanner: https://twitter.com/NYScanner/status/488884727856648192

[15] @danlatorre: https://twitter.com/danlatorre/status/489918403965353984

[16] @NYScanner: https://twitter.com/NYScanner/status/488670095255035904

[17] DNA: http://www.dnainfo.com/new-york/20140717/hells-kitchen-clinton/bus-crashes-into-hells-kitchen-scaffolding-fdny-says

[18] Post: http://nypost.com/2014/07/17/tour-bus-crashes-near-homeless-shelter/

[19] @NYScanner: https://twitter.com/NYScanner/status/487592956648755200

[20] TL: http://timesledger.com/stories/2014/29/francislewisaccident_web_2014_07_15_q.html

[21] @NYScanner: https://twitter.com/NYScanner/status/489148366971211777

[22] Post Blotter: http://nypost.com/2014/07/15/daily-blotter-223/

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