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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.

A motorist drove a truck through a bagel shop on Queens Boulevard in Forest Hills, injuring five people inside, including an infant. NYPD: "No criminality suspected." Image: CBS 2

A motorist drove a truck through a bagel shop on Queens Boulevard in Forest Hills, injuring five people inside, including an infant. NYPD: “No criminality suspected.” Image: CBS 2

Fatal Crashes (5 Killed Since Oct. 3; 160 This Year*)

  • Chinatown: Woman in Her 70s Struck on Canal; Driver “Didn’t See” Victim; No Charges (Streetsblog)
  • Dyker Heights: Cristina Alonso, 38, Struck by SUV Driver “Outside Crosswalk”; No Charges (Streetsblog)
  • Gowanus Expressway: Motorcyclist and Passenger Killed in Single-Vehicle Crash (News)
  • Kingsbridge Heights: Paul Rodriguez, 35, Killed in ATV Crash; Other ATV Driver Arrested (DNANews)

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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.

Responders wash down a Bx15 bus after the driver struck and killed a pedestrian at Willis Avenue and East 147th Street in Mott Haven early this morning. Reports say the victim, walking with a cane, was in the crosswalk, and was dragged down the block. Hours after the crash, NYPD told the media that no criminality was suspected. Image: WABC

Responders wash down a Bx15 bus after the driver struck and killed a pedestrian while making a left turn at Willis Avenue and East 147th Street in Mott Haven early today. Reports say the victim, walking with a cane, was in the crosswalk. Hours after the crash, NYPD told the media no criminality was suspected. Image: WABC

Fatal Crashes (6 Killed This Week; 155 This Year*)

  • Mott Haven: Man Crossing Street Struck, Dragged by MTA Bus Driver; Witness Says Victim Was in the Crosswalk; NYPD Declares Crash an “Accident” (WABC, News 12NewsGothamist)
  • Union Square: Doohee Cho, 33, Struck by Hit-and-Run Driver With Reckless Driving Record (DNA, Post)
  • Flushing: 35-Year-Old Man Hit Walking Down Center Lane of LIE (DNA)
  • East Bronx: Rony Mejia, 26, Struck by Two Drivers on Pelham Parkway; One Driver Flees Scene (News)
  • Bellerose: 54-Year-Old Man Struck by Van Driver on Cross Island Parkway (News)
  • Glendale: David Malave, 38, Killed on Motorcycle in Crash With Other Biker (News, Post)

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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.

Several people were injured by an elderly driver who backed into a Flushing grocery store. Photo: @NYScanner

Fatal Crashes (10 Killed Since Sept. 12; 149 This Year*)

  • Nolita: 80-Year-Old Pedestrian Struck by Van Driver at Kenmare and Elizabeth Street (PostDNA)
  • Bed-Stuy: Woman Crushed by MTA Bus Driver on Bedford Avenue (PostNewsDNAGothamist)
  • Woodlawn: Douglas Kaplan, 63, Killed in Wrong-Way Crash on Major Deegan Exit Ramp (DNA, WPIX)
  • Oakland Gardens: David Duran, 24, Flips Motorcycle Trying to Avoid U-Turning Driver; No Charges (News)
  • Hunts Point: Michael Williams, 25, Ejected From NYPD Van in Crash on Bruckner Expressway; Eight Other Passengers Injured (DNA, NYT)
  • Springfield Gardens: D’John Arias, 20, and Karim Carter, 19, Killed After Crashing Car Into Light Pole on Belt Parkway; 14-Year-Old Boy Injured (WCBS)
  • Hunts Point: 26-Year-Old Man Killed After Unlicensed Driver of Van He Was Riding in Crashed Into Tractor-Trailer (Post)
  • Jamaica: Man Struck by Livery Cab Driver While Changing Flat Tire (News)
  • Rosedale: 24-Year-Old Man Struck by Van Driver While Loading Broken Motorcycle Onto Truck; Two Seriously Injured (News)

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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.

Melania Ward was struck by an MTA bus driver as she crossed Astoria Boulevard in Elmhurst. The red arrow represents the movement of the driver and the white arrow the movement of the victim, according to NYPD. Image: Google Maps

Melania Ward was struck by an MTA bus driver as she crossed Astoria Boulevard at 80th Street in Elmhurst. The red arrow represents the movement of the driver and the white arrow the movement of the victim, according to information released by NYPD. No charges were filed, despite indications that the victim had the right of way. Image: Google Maps

Fatal Crashes (7 Killed This Week; 139 This Year*)

  • East Elmhurst: Melania Ward, 55, Killed by MTA Bus Driver on Astoria Blvd.; No Charges (Streetsblog)
  • UWS: Cydney S. Arther, 73, Struck on West End Avenue, Dies from Injuries; No Charges (DNA)
  • Bed-Stuy: 30-Year-Old Man Struck in Gates Avenue Crosswalk by 80-Year-Old Driver; No Charges (Post)
  • Pelham Bay: 31-Year-Old Woman Hit by Pickup Truck Driver on Hutchinson River Parkway (News)
  • Soundview: Two Killed, One Seriously Injured Crashing Into Tree, Splitting Car in Half (DNA, News)
  • Bay Ridge: 29-Year-Old Motorcyclist Thrown From Bike in Crash With Driver; No Charges (News)

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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.

A livery cab driver jumped the curb on Atlantic Avenue after colliding with the driver of a flatbed truck, striking a pedestrian on the sidewalk and crushing her leg. The truck driver was summonsed for an improper turn and other violations, according to the TLC. The cab driver was not ticketed or charged. Photo: Sarah Goodyear

A livery cab driver jumped the curb on Atlantic Avenue after colliding with the driver of a flatbed truck, striking a pedestrian on the sidewalk and crushing her leg. The truck driver was summonsed for an improper turn and other violations, according to the TLC. The cab driver was not ticketed or charged. Photo: Sarah Goodyear

Fatal Crashes (5 Killed This Week; 132 This Year*)

  • UES: Woman, 58, Hit in Crosswalk by Turning Cab Driver; No Charges (Streetsblog)
  • LES: Shu Fan Huang, 82, Struck Along With Two Other Pedestrians, Dies From Injuries; NYPD, Media Say Victims Were Crossing Against the Light; No Charges (DNA, Lo-Down)
  • Jamaica: 53-Year-Old Man Struck Crossing Liberty Avenue; No Charges (NY1, TL, WABC)
  • Whitestone: 49-Year-Old Motorcyclist Thrown From Bike on Whitestone Expressway (Queens Courier)
  • Lincoln Tunnel: 1 Killed, 2 Injured When Speeding Driver Causes 3-Vehicle Collision (WCBS)

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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 intersection of Park Avenue and 108th Street, where unlicensed driver Nojeem Odunfa killed cyclist Jerrison Garcia. Image: Google Maps

Fatal Crashes (5 Killed Since Aug. 15; 127 This Year*)

  • Midwood: 62-Year-Old Man Struck by SUV Driver While Crossing Avenue P (DNA)
  • East Harlem: Jerrison Garcia, 25, Struck on Bicycle at Park Avenue and E. 108th Street (Streetsblog)
  • Maspeth: Karoll Grzegorczyk, 32, Struck by Hit-and-Run Driver (NewsNY1)
  • Spuyten Duyvil: 24-Year-Old Motorcyclist Crashes on the Major Deegan Expressway (News)
  • Crown Heights: Michelle Migmott, 32, Killed in Backseat of Car in Drunk Driving Crash on Eastern Parkway (NewsAMNY)**

Injuries, Arrests, and Property Damage

  • Morningside Heights: Driver Critically Injures Pedestrian Crossing Amsterdam (DNA)
  • Mott Haven: Woman Critical After Hit-and-Run Driver Intentionally Rams Her; Driver Charged With Attempted Murder (DNA 1, 2, NewsWCBSWNBC)
  • Brighton Beach: Cyclist Critically Injured on Ocean Parkway (Bklyn Daily)
  • Corona: Parks Dept. Sanitation Truck Driver Strikes Cyclist and Her Dog (DNAFDNY)
  • LES: Driver Injures Three Women in Their 60s, One Critically; No Charges (DNA)
  • Harlem: Drunk Driver Sends Car Carrying Newborn Baby Onto Sidewalk; Five Injured (WNBC, News)**
  • Ozone Park: SUV Driver Jumps Curb, Smashing Into Pizzeria Storefront (Forum)
  • Springfield Gardens: Driver Crashes Into Post on Rockaway Turnpike; CIS Requested (@NYScanner)
  • Queensboro Bridge: Taxi Bursts Into Flames on Upper Level of Bridge (DNA)
  • St. George: Tractor-Trailer Jackknifes, Crashes Into Parked Car (Advance)
  • Travis-Chelsea: Drunk Driver’s Arrest for Sideswiping Vehicle Was Second DWI in a Month (Advance)

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

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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.

A cyclist was struck and killed by a private ambulette driver on Irving Avenue in Bushwick. Photo: Google

A man in his sixties was biking at 37th Avenue and Parsons Boulevard in Flushing when a private ambulate driver struck and killed him. Image: Google Maps via Gothamist

Fatal Crashes (2 Killed This Week; 122 This Year*)

  • Flushing: Cyclist Struck by Ambulette Driver; No Charges (DNAGothamistNY1)
  • East Elmhurst: Motorcycle Passenger Killed When Driver Crashes on Grand Central Parkway (DNA)

Injuries, Arrests, and Property Damage

  • Bushwick: Cyclist Struck, Seriously Injured on Irving Avenue (DNA)
  • West Village: Van Driver Critically Injures 22-Year-Old Pedestrian; “No Criminality” (News, DNA)
  • Morris Heights: Five Injured, Including Child, in Cross Bronx Expressway Collision (Post)
  • Far Rockaway: Pedestrian Struck, Seriously Injured; CIS Requested (@NYScanner)
  • Maspeth: Four Injured in Two-Car Crash After Driver Runs Red Near Long Island Expressway (News)
  • East Flatbush: Ambulance Driver Carrying Patient Crashes Into Parked Cars, Flips (Post)
  • Dongan Hills: Driver Slams Through Restaurant Window Trying to Pull Into Parking Spot (Advance)**
  • South Williamsburg: Tractor Crashes Into House at Lee Avenue and Penn Street (@NYScanner)**
  • Stapleton: Two Extricated From Overturned Vehicle (Advance)
  • Park Slope: Driver Attacks Bus Driver With Broken Side View Mirror Following Collision (News)
  • Silver Lake: Off-Duty Firefighter Charged With DWI After Crashing Car Into Bus Stop (Advance)

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

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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.

Times Square: A tour bus driver hit an SUV and another sightseeing bus, then drove onto the sidewalk, toppling a light pole. Eighteen people were injured. No charges were filed. Photo: ##https://twitter.com/FDNY/status/496750617613066240##@FDNY##

Times Square: A tour bus driver hit an SUV and another sightseeing bus, then drove onto the sidewalk, toppling a light pole. Eighteen people were injured. No charges were filed. Photo: @FDNY

Fatal Crashes (14 Killed Since July 18; 120 This Year*)

  • Upper West Side: Valding Duran, 13, Hit by Cab Driver While Riding Bike on July 20, Dies From Injuries; No Charges Filed (West Side Rag 1, 2; News)
  • Springfield Gardens: Frank Korowitz, 62, Hit by Unlicensed Driver on Cross Belt Parkway (News, DNA)
  • Flushing: Agatha Tsunis, 87, Struck Crossing Willets Point Blvd.; No Charges (NewsTL)
  • Bath Beach: Margherita Nanfro, 80, Killed Crossing Street; No Charges (Streetsblog)
  • Forest Hills: 79-Year-Old Woman Struck by Van Driver; No Charges (News)
  • Midwood: Avrohom Mordechai Feldmaus, 89, Struck by Drunk Driver, Dies from Injuries (JP Updates)
  • East Harlem: 44-Year-Old Motorcyclist Struck by Ambulance Driver (WNYC)
  • St. Albans: Motorcyclist Pastor De La Cruz, 45, in Crash With DWI Truck Driver (Post)
  • Astoria: Anthony Boyd, 45, Crashes During Heart Attack; Passengers, Pedestrians Injured (News)
  • Steinway: Balazs Pusztahazi, 39, Crashes Motorcycle Into Parked Cars on Astoria Blvd. (News)
  • Flushing: Driver and Passenger, Both 30, Killed in 100 MPH Crash (News)
  • Oakland Gardens: Andy Ramdhanie, 19, Flips Car on Grand Central Parkway (News, WNYC)
  • Van Cortlandt Village: Driver Killed by Slamming Into Pillar, Sheering Car in Half (News)

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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.

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

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)***
  • Prospect-Lefferts Gardens: Sokhna Niang, 49, Hit Crossing Flatbush Avenue (DNANewsWCBSNews 12)
  • West Brighton: Woman Crossing Street Struck by Dept. of Sanitation Truck Driver (Advance, DNA)
  • Morris Heights: Man Attempting to Cross the Cross Bronx Expressway Struck by Box Truck Driver (DNA)

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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.

Jean Chambers, pictured with her husband and daughter, was killed by a driver making a left turn at an Upper West Side intersection where a safety study recommended a ban on left turns. The plan was not endorsed by Community Board 7 and DOT did not implement it. Photo: Facebook via Daily News

Jean Chambers, pictured with her husband and daughter, was killed by a driver making a left turn at an Upper West Side intersection where a safety study recommended a ban on left turns. The plan was not endorsed by Community Board 7 and DOT did not implement it. Photo: Facebook via Daily News

Fatal Crashes (14 Killed Since 6/13; 102 This Year*)

  • UWS: Jean Chambers, 61, Hit by Turning Driver in Crosswalk at Intersection Where Safety Improvements Were Recommended in 2013 (Streetsblog)
  • Mill Basin: Joie Sellers, 12, Run Down on Sidewalk by Hit-and-Run Driver in Stolen Minivan; Sister and Mother Injured; Driver Charged With Manslaughter (GothamistNewsPost)***
  • Chelsea: Jacqueline Haeflinger, 58, Backed Over by DSNY Worker While Trying to Save Dog (NYT)***
  • Jackson Heights: Drunk Unlicensed Driver Kills Pedestrian on Roosevelt Ave. (Times Ledger)
  • Marine Park: Bryan Loughran, 32, Struck by Hit-and-Run Driver on Gerritsen Ave. (Post)***
  • Sheepshead Bay: Tow Truck Driver Runs Over Pedestrian in Parking Lot (NY1)**
  • Auburndale: Ethel Zaremba, 91, Drives Over Center Median Into Pole (Courier)
  • Brooklyn Heights: Leroy Samuel, 22, Drives Into Tractor Trailer While Fleeing NYPD (DNA)
  • East Flatbush: Marquis Willis, 22, Passenger Killed When Drunk Driver Hits Sanitation Truck (DNA)
  • Far Rockaway: Marcus Joel, 26, Runs Motorcycle Into Curb, Utility Pole (TL)
  • Throgs Neck: Corri Samuels, 35, Drives Motorcycle Into Pole on Cross Bronx Expwy. (DNA)
  • Queens Village: Motorcyclist Struck by Driver Making Left Turn (WNYC)
  • Bayside: DSNY Worker Stephen Frosch, 43, Pinned by Street Sweeper Driver (PostWNBC)**
  • Schuylerville: Speeding Driver Crashes Through Overpass Onto Bruckner Expwy. (NewsNews 12)**

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