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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.

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The block of Pennsylvania Avenue where Isaak Trakhtenberg was struck and killed yesterday. Image: Google Maps

Fatal Crashes (6 Killed This Week, 21 This Year*, 1 Driver Charged**)

  • East New York: Isaak Trakhtenberg, 83, Struck Crossing Pennsylvania Avenue; No Charges (News)
  • South Jamaica: Marco Orellana, 48, Struck by Minivan Driver on February 4, Dies From Injuries (DNA)
  • South Ozone Park: 63-Year-Old Man Struck Attempting to Cross Belt Parkway Near the Van Wyck Expressway (News)
  • Flushing: Pedestrian Struck at Main Street and Maple Avenue (@NYScanner)
  • Ridgewood: One Killed in Crash on Jackie Robinson Parkway at Myrtle Avenue (@NYScanner)
  • Mariners Harbor: Christen Bailey, 25, Crashes Into Utility Pole (AdvanceDNA)

Injuries, Arrests, and Property Damage

  • Chinatown: Van Driver Seriously Injures 62-Year-Old Woman at Canal and Mott (DNA)
  • Mapleton: Vehicle Overturns at 21st Avenue and 59th Street (@NYCityAlerts)
  • Huguenot: At Least One Injured in Hylan Boulevard Crash (Advance)
  • Bed-Stuy: Car Flips at Fulton Street and Buffalo Avenue (@NYCityAlerts)
  • Travis-Chelsea: MTA Train Operator Arrested for Drunk Driving on West Shore Expressway (Advance)
  • Annadale: Woman Arrested for DWI After Crashing Into Brick Wall (Advance)

* Based on latest available reports
** Drivers known to have been charged for causing a death in 2015

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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.

Moshe Kanofsky, 73, died from injuries he sustained when a driver hit him in a Brooklyn crosswalk last December. No charges were filed. Photo via Daily News

Moshe Kanofsky, 73, died from injuries he sustained when a driver hit him in a Brooklyn crosswalk last December. No charges were filed. Photo via Daily News

Fatal Crashes (4 Killed This Week, 15 This Year*, 1 Driver Charged**)

  • Herald Square: Susan Eddy, 69, Dies From Injuries After Ambulance Driver Struck Her in January (DNA)
  • East New York: Regina Stevenson, 41, Struck by Truck Driver on Linden Blvd.; No Charges (Streetsblog)
  • Crown Heights: Moshe Kanofsky, 73, Hit by Driver in Crosswalk in December (NewsDNAJP Updates)
  • Chelsea: Bob Simon, 73, Killed in Livery Cab; Driver Had History of Suspensions (NYT 1, 2NewsPost)

Injuries, Arrests, and Property Damage

  • Chelsea: Nine Injured in Multi-Vehicle Crash at Sixth Avenue and W. 20th Street (WNBC)
  • East New York: Three Injured, One Critically, in Linden Blvd. Crash That Overturned Ambulance (WCBS)
  • Borough Park: 80-Year-Old Pedestrian Seriously Injured (@NYScanner)
  • Williamsburg: Pedestrian Seriously Injured at Marcy Avenue and S. Third Street (@NYScanner)
  • Queens: Drunk Driver Who Hit Parked NYPD Van, Injured Officers Has Diplomatic Immunity (Post)
  • Mariners Harbor: Driver Crashes Head-One Into Telephone Pole (Advance)
  • Dongan Hills: Alleged Drunk SUV Driver Slams Head-On Into Car, Leaving Passenger Critical (Advance)
  • Jamaica: Truck Driver Arrested at JFK for Driving Without a License (Advance)

* Based on latest available reports
** Drivers known to have been charged for causing a death in 2015

***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.

Two drivers fatally struck 36-year-old Kamil Gorski in Ridgewood. One was charged with leaving the scene. No charges were filed against the second driver. Photo via Daily News

Two drivers fatally struck 36-year-old Kamil Gorski in Ridgewood. One was charged with leaving the scene. No charges were filed against the second driver. Photo via Daily News

Fatal Crashes (3 Killed Since Jan. 23, 11 This Year*, 1 Driver Charged**)

  • Ridgewood: Kamil Gorski, 36, Struck by Two Drivers; One Fled Scene (DNANews)
  • Jamaica: Female Pedestrian Struck by Turning NICE Bus Driver; No Charges (News)
  • Far Rockaway: Jeffery McDonald, 28, Crashes Car Into Subway Pillar (WABC)

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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.

Hoyt Jacobs was killed by a truck driver making a right turn from Vernon Boulevard onto 41st Avenue. Image: Google Maps

Cyclist Hoyt Jacobs was killed by a truck driver making a right turn from Vernon Boulevard onto 41st Avenue in Queens. In 2008, DOT chose to maintain parking, rather than install bike lanes, on the segment of Vernon Boulevard where Jacobs was killed. Image: Google Maps

Fatal Crashes (4 Killed Since Jan. 9, 8 This Year*, 1 Driver Charged**)

  • Long Island City: Hoyt Jacobs, 36, Struck on Bicycle by Private Sanitation Truck Driver (Streetsblog)
  • Bayside: 69-Year-Old Woman Struck Crossing Bell Boulevard (Streetsblog)
  • Jamaica: Patina Deygoo, 22, Killed in Backseat of Car When Driver Crashed Into Tree; Two Injured (Post)
  • Far Rockaway: Geovanni Balverdy, 19, Killed in Car Whose Driver Swerved Into Traffic (PostWNBC)

Injuries, Arrests, and Property Damage

  • Cambria Heights: Unlicensed Driver Hits 6-Year-Old Boy Stepping Off School Bus (News)
  • UWS: Driver Strikes Pedestrian at 97th Street and Columbus Avenue (DNA)
  • Ditmars: Pedestrian Struck at Ditmars Boulevard and 31 Street; CIS Requested (@NYScanner)
  • Midtown: Coach Bus Driver Slams Into Wall of Port Authority Terminal (News)
  • Flatbush: Van Driver Hits, Critically Injures Man on Ocean Avenue (Post)
  • Forest Hills: MTA Bus Involved in Seven-Car Pile-Up on Metropolitan Avenue (TL)
  • Brooklyn: Tractor-Trailer Overturns on Verrazano-Narrows Bridge (@NYScanner)
  • Dozens of Weather-Related Pile-Ups Lead to 911 Backlog, Suspended Bus Service (Post, WABC)
  • Schuylerville: 14-Year-Old Boy Hits Parked Cars With Van, Attempts to Ram Police Cruiser (Post, News)
  • Staten Island: Three MTA Buses Involved in Separate Crashes, Injuring Passengers (Advance)
  • St. George: Icy Road Blamed for 15 Car Pile-Up on Richmond Road and Clove Road (Advance)

* Based on latest available reports
** Drivers known to have been charged for causing a death in 2015

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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 hit-and-run driver killed Guler Ugur-Yaacobi in Morningside Heights on New Year’s Eve. Prezidor Porbeni was later charged with felony leaving the scene and unlicensed driving, court records say. NYPD and Manhattan DA Cy Vance did not charge Porbeni for causing a death. Photo: LinkedIn via Daily News

A hit-and-run driver killed pedestrian Guler Ugur-Yaacobi in Morningside Heights on New Year’s Eve. Prezidor Porbeni was later charged with felony leaving the scene and unlicensed driving, court records say. NYPD and Manhattan DA Cy Vance did not charge Porbeni for causing a death. Photo: LinkedIn via Daily News

Fatal Crashes (4 Killed Since Jan. 1*, 1 Driver Charged**)

  • Upper East Side: Wesley Mensing, 27, Struck by Uber Driver While Crossing Street With Girlfriend, Who Was Injured; No Charges Filed (Streetsblog 1, 2)
  • Edenwald: Dylon Ramirez, 16, Killed by Hit-and-Run Driver; 15-Year-Old Girl Critical (News,Post
  • Morningside Heights: Guler Ugur-Yaacobi, 44, Killed in Hit-and-Run on New Years Eve; Driver Later Charged With Leaving Scene, Driving With Suspended License (News, DNA)****
  • Verrazano-Narrows Bridge: Thomas Choi, 62, Struck in 2013, Dies From Injuries (WCBS)****
  • Cross Bronx Expressway: Pamela Pimental, 27, Killed When Driver Rear-Ends Livery Cab; Driver Charged With Homicide, DWI (Post)
  • Kensington: Jose Hoffman, 56, Killed in Four-Car Crash; 1 Injured (Bklyn Paper)

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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 cab driver struck a pedestrian at Broadway and West

A cab driver struck a pedestrian at W. 69th and Broadway. Neither NYPD nor FDNY had details on the pedestrian’s condition.  Photo: @PedestrianTom

Fatal Crashes (3 Killed This Week; 194 This Year*)

  • Jamaica Estates: Ignascio Andal, 84, Hit by 17-Year-Old on Street Without Sidewalks (Streetsblog)
  • East Flatbush: Joan Hale, 71, Struck by Driver With Revoked License (Streetsblog)
  • UES: Gloria Ramiro, 64, Struck by Van Driver on Third Avenue; No Known Charges (DNA)
  • Flushing: Woman, 72, Struck by Van Driver on Union Street (WNYC)***

Injuries, Arrests, and Property Damage

  • Gravesend: Nine-Year-Old Struck, Critically Injured on McDonald Avenue (NewsPost)
  • Midtown: Driver Injures Five Pedestrians, Two Critically, Crashes Into Storefront (DNA, Post)**
  • UWS: Cab Driver Hits Pedestrian at 69th and Broadway (WSR)
  • Crown Heights: NYPD Officer Struck by Driver Who Fled Scene (@NYScanner)
  • Ridgewood: Pedestrian Struck at Greene Avenue and Seneca Avenue (@VisionZeroNYC)
  • Highbridge: 12 Injured in Five-Car Collision Involving Drunk Driver on Major Deegan (Post
  • Williamsburg: Two NYPD Officers Injured in Collision (@NYScanner)
  • Eltingville: Two Seriously Injured in Crash That Overturned Vehicle (Advance)
  • Greenwich Village: Drunken Taxi Passenger Jumps in Driver’s Seat, Drives a Mile (Post)

* Based on latest available reports
** Incident in which a vehicle left the roadway
*** Crash occurred prior to this week and is not included in the weekly count

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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.

Blima Friedman, 10, was apparently struck and killed a few feet from the intersection of 65th Street and 18th Avenue in Borough Park, but police said she was crossing “mid block.”

Fatal Crashes (9 Killed Since Nov. 14; 190 This Year*)

  • Borough Park: Blima Friedman, 10, Struck Crossing Street With Her Pregnant Mother, Also Injured; No Charges (StreetsblogCBSNewsABC)
  • Kensington: Mohammad Naiem Uddin, 14, Struck by Hit-and-Run Driver; Driver Later Charged With Leaving the Scene (News)
  • LES: Robert Perry, 57, Struck on Bowery; Driver Charged With Criminally Negligent Homicide (DNA)
  • East Flatbush: Jason Aitcheson, 27, Killed by Hit-and-Run Van Driver on Utica Avenue (NewsWABC)
  • LES: Cyclist Shan Zheng, 61, Struck by Livery Driver (Lo-DownNews)
  • Downtown Brooklyn: Latchman Singh, 34, Run Down in Crosswalk at DeKalb Avenue and Flatbush Avenue Extension by Driver Who Fled (Post, DNA)
  • Prince’s Bay: Jenna Daniels, 15, Struck by Turning Truck Driver; Driver Received Summons for Tinted Windows (Advance, DNA)
  • UWS: Motorcyclist, 44, Struck by Driver, Thrown From Bike on Henry Hudson Parkway (News)
  • Kingsbridge: Mohammed Hoque, 35, Crashed Car Into Tree on Major Deegan Expressway (WNYC)

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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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