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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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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.

Xochil Zack Fortune was reportedly struck by two drivers while riding a bike in Bushwick. Since Fortune was alive when transported from the crash scene, and NYPD reportedly had no immediate knowledge of his death, it is not known if ##http://www.streetsblog.org/2013/09/30/to-reform-nypd-crash-investigations-theres-a-lot-more-work-to-do/##police investigated the crash##. Photo: ##http://www.furoche.com/##Furoche.com##

Xochil Zack Fortune was reportedly struck by two drivers while riding a bike in Bushwick. Since Fortune was alive when transported from the crash scene, and NYPD reportedly had no immediate knowledge of his death, it is not known if police investigated the crash. Photo: Furoche.com

Fatal Crashes (6 Killed This Week; 88 This Year; 4 Drivers Charged*)

  • Bushwick: Xochil Zack Fortune Struck on Bicycle, Possibly by Two Motorists (GothamistBklyn Paper)
  • Willets Point: 40-Year-Old Cyclist Killed by Minivan Driver on Roosevelt Avenue; Driver Ticketed for Speeding, NYPD “Investigation Ongoing” (Streetsblog)
  • New Springville: Christal Aliotta, 31, One of Two Victims Struck on Sidewalk; Driver Charged With Drug Possession, Aggravated Unlicensed Operation (Streetsblog)**
  • Laurelton: Cyclist Wayne White, 50, Killed in Hit-and-Run on North Conduit Ave. (NewsWCBS)
  • South Ozone Park: 58-Year-Old Pedestrian Killed on North Conduit Ave.; No Charges (Gothamist, News)
  • Washington Heights: Tractor-Trailer Driver Hits Second Truck on George Washington Bridge (DNA, Fox)

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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.

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)

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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.

Tiffany Delcia Moore struck and killed William Faison at 228th Street and 120th Avenue in Cambria Heights last Friday. She was charged for driving without a license. Image: Google Maps

Tiffany Delcia Moore struck and killed William Faison at 228th Street and 120th Avenue in Cambria Heights. She was charged with driving without a license. Image: Google Maps

Fatal Crashes (5 Killed This Week; 77 This Year; 4 Drivers Charged*)

  • Morris Heights: Edward Jenkins, 43, Killed in Hit-and-Run; Driver, Reportedly Known to Victim, Charged With Murder (News 12NY1News)
  • Cambria Heights: William Faison, 53, Struck While Riding Bike; Driver Charged With Aggravated Unlicensed Operation (Streetsblog)
  • East Flatbush: Dheyshawn Artope, 36, Struck on Motorcycle by SUV Driver; No Charges (News, Post)
  • Riverdale: Anthony Perez, 33, Killed After Crashing All Terrain Vehicle Into SUV (News)
  • Astoria: Dale Tulloch, 50, Killed in Car Fire on Grand Central Parkway (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.

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)

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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.

An livery driver steered this SUV over the sidewalk, hitting a child and smashing into a Bronx barbershop. Photo: Jane Bertolo via Gothamist

Fatal Crashes (8 Killed Since May 2; 66 This Year; 3 Drivers Charged*)

  • Gowanus: Felipe Castro Palacios, 27, Struck on Sidewalk, Thrown Head-First Into Parked Car in Hit-and-Run (Streetsblog, News)**
  • Ozone Park: 40-Year-Old Bicyclist Killed by Two-Hit-and-Run Drivers on Rockaway Blvd. (StreetsblogNewsWNBC)
  • East Harlem: Anthony Githere, 64, Struck by Truck Driver in Parking Lot (WNBCDNA)
  • UES: Woman Struck by School Bus Driver at Second Avenue and 93rd Street (StreetsblogDNA)
  • Forest Hills: Pedestrian Struck in Crosswalk on Queens Boulevard; No Charges (TLNews)
  • St. Albans: Rebecca Ramnarine, 9, Killed in Backseat of Car Struck by Hit-and-Run Driver Fleeing a Traffic Stop; Driver Arrested for Homicide (NewsWABCPost)
  • UES: Shamel Jefferson, 28, Run Over by Truck Driver While Riding Dirt Bike on Third Avenue (News)
  • Meiers Corners: Motorcyclist Kacy Royal, 39, Collides With Vehicle in Police Pursuit, According to Witnesses (Advance)

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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.

Two people were injured after a driver jumped the curb in the East Village, slamming into a hardware storefront. Photo: Twitter/@wlodarczyk

Two people were injured after a driver jumped the curb in the East Village, slamming into a hardware storefront. Photo: @wlodarczyk

Fatal Crashes (4 Killed This Week; 58 This Year; 2 Drivers Charged*)

  • Richmond Hill: Oscar Pauzhi, 54, Struck on Atlantic Avenue; No Charges (Streetsblog)
  • Woodhaven: William Guevara-Delgado, 26, Killed by Box Truck Driver Crossing Atlantic Avenue (Streetsblog)
  • Pelham Gardens: Perla Reyes, 26, Killed After Car She Was Riding in Flipped, Struck Tree (News)
  • Bayside: 22-Year-Old Driver Killed in Crash Into Ramp Wall on Long Island Expressway (TL)

Injuries, Arrests, and Property Damage

  • Inwood: MTA Bus Driver Hits Pedestrian on Broadway (DNA)
  • East Village: Driver Slams Into Hardware Storefront, Injuring Two (DNA)**
  • Jamaica: Pedestrian Struck by MTA Bus Driver; CIS Requested (@NYScanner)
  • Marine Park: Pedestrian Struck, Seriously Injured; CIS Requested (@NYScanner)
  • Jamaica: Man May Lose Legs After Driver at JFK Knocks Concrete Barrier Onto Him (Post)
  • Clason Point: Pedestrian Seriously Injured at White Plains Road and Lacombe Avenue; CIS Requested (@NYScanner)
  • Borough Park: 65-Year-Old Woman Struck by Garbage Truck Driver (@NYScanner)
  • St. Albans: NYPD Driver Hits Motorcyclist, Throwing Him Under Vehicle; Claims Sirens Were on, Contrary to Witness Accounts (NewsPost)
  • East Harlem: Charges Expected After Unlicensed Driver Drags Cop in Attempt to Flee Checkpoint (NewsPost)
  • Jackson Heights: Off-Duty Cop Arrested for DWI (TL)

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