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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 killed 76-year-old Melvina Hibbert on Conduit Boulevard near Belmont Avenue in East New York. News 12 reported that the driver "immediately stopped and reported the accident," and said that, according to NYPD, Hibbert was not in a crosswalk. Reports did not mention the driver's speed. Image: News 12

A motorist killed 76-year-old Melvina Hibbert on Conduit Boulevard near Belmont Avenue in East New York. News 12 reported that the driver “immediately stopped and reported the accident,” and said that, according to NYPD, Hibbert was not in a crosswalk. Reports did not mention the driver’s speed. Image: News 12

Fatal Crashes (5 Killed This Week; 181 This Year*)

  • Glen Oaks: Edmund Chou, 79, Pedestrian; NYPD: Victim Was Jaywalking; No Charges (News, Post)
  • East New York: Melvina Hibbert, 76, Pedestrian; NYPD: Victim Jaywalking; No Charges (News, News 12)
  • Morris Heights: Francine Feathler, 55, Struck on Major Deegan Expressway (Post Blotter)
  • Laurelton: Kevin Lewis, 20, Struck on Sidewalk; Driver Charged With Murder (DNANews)**
  • Pelham Bay: 17-Year-Old Girl Ejected From Car on Hutchinson River Parkway (News)

Injuries, Arrests, and Property Damage

  • Claremont Village: MTA Bus Driver Critically Injures Pedestrian (DNA)
  • Union Square: Woman Hit by Two Drivers Outside Whole Foods (DNA)
  • Ditmas Park: NYPD School Safety Van Driver Strikes, Seriously Injures 13-Year-Old Boy (News)
  • East Elmhurst: Three Injured After Rear-Ending Tractor Trailer (News)
  • UWS: Three Injured When Livery Cab Driver Flips in Crash With Yellow Cab in Columbus Circle (DNA)
  • Parkchester: Woman Thrown From Car Following Collision With MTA Bus (Post Blotter)
  • Lower Manhattan: One Injured When Tour Bus Driver Slams Into Scaffolding (WCBS)**
  • Gramercy: NYPD Traffic Agent Chases Driver Who Hit Him, Fled Scene (News)
  • Marine Park: Off-Duty Cop Arrested for DWI (Bklyn Daily)
  • Kips Bay: Wrong-Way Driver Critically Injured in Three-Vehicle Collision on FDR Drive (DNA)
  • Charleston: Driver With Two Times Legal BAC Charged With DWI After Two-Car Crash (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.

Alex Davis was one of two NYC pedestrians killed by hit-and-run drivers in three days. Media coverage focused on NYPD’s claim that Davis was not in a crosswalk when he was struck. Image: News 12

Fatal Crashes (5 Killed This Week; 176 This Year*)

  • Flushing: 60-Year-Old Man Struck by MTA Bus Driver Turning Onto Northern Blvd. (News)
  • Brownsville: Alex Davis, 59, Struck on Rockaway Parkway; Driver Still at Large (Streetsblog)
  • College Point: Anthony Ledic, 87, and Milenka Ledic, 89, Crash in Supermarket Parking Lot (Post, DNA)
  • Marine Park: 27-Year-Old Driver Crashes Through Guardrail on Belt Parkway (Gothamist)
  • Upper East Side: Keiko Ohnishi, 66, Struck in Crosswalk in September, Dies From Injuries (Streetsblog)***

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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 backed onto a sidewalk outside a Kingsbridge school, hitting 10 people and killing 8-year-old Rylee Ramos. No charges were filed by NYPD or Bronx DA Robert Johnson. Photo via Daily News

A motorist backed onto a sidewalk outside a Kingsbridge school, hitting 10 people and killing 8-year-old Rylee Ramos. No charges were filed by NYPD or Bronx DA Robert Johnson. Photo via Daily News

Fatal Crashes (6 Killed This Week; 170 This Year*)

  • Chinatown: 59-Year-Old Dragged by Private Garbage Truck Driver Who Fled Scene (DNAPost)
  • Ridgewood: Edgar Torres, 40, Struck by MTA Bus Driver; No Charges (Streetsblog, WNYC)
  • Kingsbridge: Rylee Ramos, 8, Run Down on Sidewalk in Front of School; No Charges (Streetsblog)**
  • Astoria: 60-Year-Old Pedestrian Struck by Cement Truck Driver; No Charges (DNA)
  • Flatlands: Florence Bello, 63, Struck Crossing Ralph Avenue and E. 65th Street; No Charges (Streetsblog)
  • Verrazano-Narrows Bridge: Construction Worker Alex Shell, 61, Struck by Asphalt Truck Driver (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.

A dump truck driver fatally struck Winnifred Matthias, 77, at the intersection of Flatbush and Atlantic Avenues. NYPD said Matthias was walking "outside the crosswalk." No charges were filed. Photo: Ian Dutton

A dump truck driver fatally struck Winnifred Matthias, 77, at the intersection of Flatbush and Atlantic Avenues. NYPD said Matthias was walking “outside the crosswalk.” No charges were filed. Photo: Ian Dutton

Fatal Crashes (4 Killed This Week; 164 This Year*)

  • Glendale: Martin Srodin, 46, Killed by Semi Truck Driver in Crosswalk; No Charges (Streetsblog)
  • Prospect Heights: Winnifred Matthias, 77, Struck by Dump Truck Driver at Flatbush and Atlantic; No Charges (StreetsblogDNAWCBSBklyn PaperGothamist)
  • Sunset Park: Jose Chevere, 30, and Jalissa Otero, 24, Thrown from Motorcycle After Crashing Into Cement Wall on Gowanus Expressway (DNA)

Injuries, Arrests, and Property Damage

  • Astoria: Unlicensed Recidivist DWI Hit-and-Run Driver Strikes Elderly Pedestrian (Post, NewsNY1)
  • UWS: Driver Mounts Pedestrian Island Bollard at W. 97th Street and West End Avenue (Streetsblog)
  • St. Albans: Pedestrian Critical After Driver Slams Into Vehicle, Forcing It Onto Sidewalk (TL)**
  • Red Hook: Livery Cab Driver Runs Stop Sign, Sending B61 Onto Sidewalk (NewsWNBCWPIX)**
  • Sunnyside: Drunk Driver Crashes Into Parked Cars, Flips Vehicle Onto Sidewalk (Streetsblog)**
  • Flatlands: Driver Crashes Into Pole at Bedford and Avenue J; Five Injured (@NYScanner)
  • Marine Park: Cops Arrests Wrong-Way Dollar Van Driver on Kings Highway (Bklyn Daily)
  • Oakwood: Pedestrian Critical After Driver Hits Her; “No Criminality Suspected” (Advance)
  • Concord: Three Injured in Collision on SI Expressway That Overturned Vehicle (Advance)
  • Woodrow: Driver Arrested With BAC Almost Three Times Legal Limit (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 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