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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.

Kelly Gordon was hit by two cab drivers on the Upper East Side. Media reports indicated Gordon was walking against the light but made no mention of driver speed. Photo via ##http://www.nbcnewyork.com/news/local/Upper-East-Side-Pedestrian-Killed-Upper-East-Side-York-Avenue-254854591.html##WNBC##

Kelly Gordon was hit by two cab drivers on the Upper East Side. Media reports indicated Gordon was walking against the light but made no mention of driver speed. Photo via WNBC

Fatal Crashes (9 Killed Since March 28; 52 This Year; 2 Drivers Charged*)

  • Yorkville: Kelly Gordon, 22, Struck by Two Cab Drivers Crossing York Ave. (NewsDNA)
  • Bed-Stuy: Cyclist Angel Torres, 46, Killed in Hit-and-Run (Streetsblog, DNA 1, 2)
  • Riverdale: Ida Rosenblatt, 87, Struck Crossing the Street; No Charges (R’dale Press)
  • East Elmhurst: Fidel Vidal Diaz, 31, Struck by Two Drivers on Grand Central Parkway (DNA, Post)
  • Astoria: Jada Butts, 19; Darius Fletcher, 21; Jaleel Furtado, 20; and Crystal Gravely, 19, Killed After Driver of Car They Were Riding in Struck Curb, Drove Into Creek (DNAPostTL)
  • Canarsie: Nikon Vouyiouklis, 60, Killed in Crash With Drunk Driver Charged With Homicide (PostNews)

A motorist drove onto the sidewalk and hit the News Corp. building in Midtown. Five people were injured, two seriously. Photo: WNBC

A motorist drove onto the sidewalk and hit the News Corp. building in Midtown. Five people were injured, two seriously. Photo: WNBC

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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 struck and seriously injured a 27-year-old pedestrian in Astoria. Photo: ##http://www.nydailynews.com/new-york/queens/man-27-critical-struck-livery-cab-astoria-article-1.1731551##Daily News##

A livery cab driver struck and critically injured a 27-year-old pedestrian in Astoria. Photo: Daily News

Fatal Crashes (3 Killed This Week; 43 This Year; 1 Driver Charged*)

  • East Village: Lisa Julian, 47, Struck by SUV Driver Near Cooper Square (Streetsblog)
  • Crown Heights: Dylan Perry, 11, Dies from Injuries of Stepfather’s DWI Crash (NewsNYT, DNA)
  • Belmont: 25-Year-Old Dirt Biker Killed in Crash With Driver; Runaway Bike Injures Two Pedestrians (Post)

The ##http://nypost.com/2014/03/22/scare-allel-parking-in-bronx-as-cars-smash/##Post## had some fun with this crash in a Bronx precinct where local officers write around ##http://nypd.openscrape.com/data/2014/02/052sum.pdf##two speeding tickets a day##.

The Post had some fun with this crash in a Bronx precinct where officers write around two speeding tickets a day.

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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.

Roshard Charles, 5, (right) was walking with his mother when a driver backed over him and fled the scene. Photo: ##http://www.nytimes.com/2014/03/18/nyregion/child.html?ref=todayspaper&_r=1##NY Times##

Roshard Charles, 5, right, was walking with his mother when a driver backed over him and fled. The driver later returned to the scene and was arrested for hit-and-run and reckless driving. Photo: NY Times

Fatal Crashes (7 Killed Since March 8; 40 This Year; 1 Driver Charged*)

  • Crown Heights: Roshard Charles, 5, Backed Over by Hit-and-Run Driver While Walking With Mother (Streetsblog)
  • Sheepshead Bay: Pei Yao Wu, 82, Struck at Intersection With Marked Crosswalks; Driver Ticketed for Careless Driving and Failure to Yield (BNC)
  • Sheepshead Bay: Marlene Baharlias, 77, Backed Over by in Sidewalk by Driver Attempting to Park (Streetsblog 1, 2)**
  • Long Island City: Kumar Ragunath, 64, Killed by Hit-and-Run Driver on Northern Boulevard (Streetsblog)
  • Maspeth: Man Killed by Van Driver Backing Out of Driveway; Driver Issued Summons (TL, DNA)
  • Long Island City: Cab Driver Vadro Kone, 50, Crashes Into Wall, Other Cab on Queensboro Bridge Off-Ramp After Suffering Seizure (DNA, PostAMNY)
  • Greenpoint: Jorge Rios, 47, Crashes Motorcycle Into Car on Manhattan Avenue (DNA)

An SUV driver attempted to flee after crashing through a fence and landing on a moving Q train. Photo: ##http://nypost.com/2014/03/19/driver-flees-after-suv-lands-on-train-in-bizarre-crash/##NY Post##

An SUV driver attempted to flee after crashing through a fence and landing on a moving Q train. Photo: NY 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.

Marisol Martinez was crossing Union Avenue in Williamsburg when she was struck by an MTA bus driver making a left turn. Photo: ##http://www.dnainfo.com/new-york/20140301/williamsburg/williamsburg-woman-struck-killed-by-mta-bus##DNAinfo##

Marisol Martinez was crossing Union Avenue in Williamsburg when she was struck by an MTA bus driver making a left turn. Photo: DNAinfo

Fatal Crashes (2 Killed This Week; 33 This Year; 1 Driver Charged*)

  • Williamsburg: Marisol Martinez, 21, Struck in Crosswalk by Turning MTA Bus Driver (Streetsblog)
  • Brownsville: Philip Crucilla, 47, Crashes SUV Into Light Pole (DNA)

A curb-jumping cab driver smashed through a storefront in the East Village. Photo: ##http://newyork.cbslocal.com/2014/03/02/cab-jumps-curb-slams-into-east-village-store-front/##CBS New York##

A curb-jumping cab driver smashed through a storefront in the East Village. Photo: CBS New York

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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.

Gedalya Grinzaid was crossing a street in Crown Heights when he was fatally hit by a Department of Sanitation truck driver. No charges were filed. Photo: ##http://www.dnainfo.com/new-york/20140223/crown-heights/25-year-old-struck-killed-by-nyc-sanitation-truck##DNAinfo##

Gedalya Grinzaid was crossing a street in Crown Heights, in a crosswalk with the signal, when he was fatally hit by a Department of Sanitation truck driver. No charges were filed. Photo: DNAinfo

Fatal Crashes (5 Killed Since Feb. 14; 31 This Year; 1 Driver Charged*)

  • Crown Heights: Gedalya Grinzaid, 25, Struck by Department of Sanitation Truck Driver in Crosswalk; No Charges or Summonses (Streetsblog)
  • Jamaica: Kaneez Hussein, 73, Killed by Hit-and-Run Driver Found to Have Suspended License (Post, TL)
  • Jamaica: Man Struck by JFK Shuttle Driver While Attempting to Cross Van Wyck Expressway (PostDNA)
  • Flushing: Two Killed on Long Island Expressway After Car Veered Off Road, Crashed Into Tree (Post, TL)

A car crash in Great Kills knocked over a fire hydrant, flooding the street. Photo: ##http://www.silive.com/news/index.ssf/2014/02/car_crash_takes_out_hydrant_in.html##SI Advance##

A car crash in Great Kills left the street flooded after a fire hydrant was knocked over. Photo: SI 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.

Ruben Rivera, 81, was killed in East New York by a truck driver who fled the scene. Image: News 12

Ruben Rivera, 81, was killed in East New York by a truck driver who fled the scene. Image: News 12

Fatal Crashes (5 Killed This Week; 26 This Year; 1 Driver Charged*)

  • Williamsburg: Margarita Seda, 80, Struck by Turning Driver on Grand Street; No Charges (Streetsblog)
  • East New York: Ruben Rivera, 81, Killed by Hit-and-Run Driver on Atlantic Avenue (News 12WABC)
  • Sunset Park: Min Lin, 36, Pregnant, Struck in Parking Lot by Man Driving Snow Plow; No Charges (DNA)
  • West Village: MTA Driver William Pena, 49, Killed When Man Who Stole Delivery Truck Hits Bus; Three Others, Including Food Vendor on Sidewalk, Injured (DNA 1, 2)
  • Harlem: Albert Cortez, 45, Crushed After Jumping From Truck He Was Driving (News)

Nineteen people were injured, three seriously, when an ambulance crashed into a school bus in Borough Park. Photo: ##http://www.nydailynews.com/new-york/brooklyn/ambulance-crashes-bus-brooklyn-injuring-school-children-officials-article-1.1608072##Daily News##

Nineteen people were injured, three seriously, when an ambulance driver crashed into a school bus in Borough Park. Photo: Daily 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.

  was fatally struck by an MTA bus driver in Jackson Heights. Photo: ##http://nypost.com/2014/02/03/mta-bus-fatally-strikes-woman-in-queens/##NY Post##

Martha Tibillin-Guamug was fatally struck by an MTA bus driver making a right turn at a Jackson Heights intersection. No summonses were issued. Photo: NY Post

Fatal Crashes (3 Killed This Week; 21 This Year; No Drivers Charged*)

  • Jackson Heights: Martha Tibillin-Guamug, 25, Struck by MTA Bus Driver (Streetsblog)
  • Brighton Beach: Stanislav Chernyshov, 73, Struck by Plow Operator; No Charges (DNA, News)
  • Canarsie: Livery Van Driver Crashes Into Back of Box Truck After Suffering Heart Attack (News, DNA)

A hit-and-run driver crashed into a bus stop in Woodside, injuring four, including a 7-year-old girl. Photo: ##http://www.dnainfo.com/new-york/20140202/woodside/7-year-old-girl-hurt-with-three-others-hit-and-run-at-queens-bus-stop##DNAinfo##

A hit-and-run driver crashed into a bus stop in Woodside, injuring four, including a 7-year-old girl. The driver later turned himself in and was charged with leaving the scene. Photo: DNAinfo

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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 driver who crashed head-on into a parked car in Astoria was found to have been driving under the influence of heroin and with a suspected license. Photo: ##http://timesledger.com/stories/2014/5/astoriacollision_web_2014_01_31_q.html##Times Ledger##

A driver who crashed head-on into a parked car in Astoria was found to have been driving under the influence of heroin and with a suspected license. Photo: Times Ledger

Fatal Crashes (1 Killed This Week; 18 This Year; No Drivers Charged*)

  • South Beach: James Benedict, 67, Struck by Alleged Drunk SUV Driver While Walking With Family on Capodanno Boulevard (DNA, Advance)

A driver on Staten Island crashed through the glass storefront. Photo: ##http://www.silive.com/news/index.ssf/2014/01/driver_smashes_through_reimans.html##Advance##

A driver on Staten Island jumped a curb and crashed through a hardware store. Photo: Advance

Injuries, Arrests, and Property Damage

  • Midtown: 70-Year-Old Pedestrian Struck, Critically Injured Crossing 11th Avenue; No Charges (News)
  • Forest Hills: 84 Year-Old Woman Loses Leg After Bus Driver Struck Her on Queens Boulevard (DNA)
  • UES: Cab Driver Jumps Curb, Seriously Injures Two Pedestrians; “No Criminality” (DNAPost)**
  • Fordham Heights: CIS on Scene of Crash That Leaves Pedestrian Critically Injured (@NYScanner)
  • Astoria: Unlicensed, Drugged Minivan Driver Crashes Into Parked Car; Passenger Critical (TLDNA)
  • Bay Ridge: Five Injured in Two-Car Crash That Left Vehicles on House’s Front Lawn (News)
  • Castleton Corners: Driver Smashes Into Hardware Store on Victory Boulevard (Advance)**
  • Astoria: Multi-Vehicle Crash at 31st Street and Grand Central Parkway; Several Injured (@NYScanner)
  • Van Nest: Driver Stopped for Failure to Yield Flees, Attempts to Ram Police Car (Post, Gothamist)

* 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.

Pedro Santiago was riding his bike on West 125th Street when he was fatally struck by an MTA bus driver. Photo: ##http://nypost.com/2014/01/19/biker-dies-after-getting-hit-by-manhattan-bus/##NY Post##

Pedro Santiago was riding a bike on W. 125th Street when he was fatally struck by an MTA bus driver. Photo: Post

Fatal Crashes (6 Killed This Week; 17 This Year; No Drivers Charged*)

  • Harlem: Pedro Santiago, 45, Crushed on Bicycle by MTA Bus Driver; “No Criminality” (PostNews)
  • UWS: Samantha Lee, 26, Struck by Two Drivers While Crossing 96th Street; No Charges (Post)
  • Maspeth: Angela Hurtado, 68, Struck by Unlicensed SUV Driver (TLForum)
  • Glen Oaks: Unidentified Man Walking Near Union Turnpike Hit by SUV Driver (Post)
  • East New York: Maude Savage, 72, Hit in Crosswalk by Unlicensed Driver in November (Streetsblog)***
  • Midtown: Driver Flips SUV on Sixth Avenue Following Heart Attack (DNAPost)
  • University Heights: Truck Driver Crashes Into Building; Four Hurt (NewsWABC,WCBS)**

A driver jumped a curb on the Upper East Side, crashing into a storefront and injuring two passengers. No charges were filed. Photo: ##http://www.nbcnewyork.com/news/local/Upper-East-Side-Car-Crash-Window-Storefront-Second-Avenue-241185961.html##WNBC##

A driver jumped a curb on the Upper East Side, crashing into a storefront and injuring two passengers. No charges were filed. Photo: WNBC

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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 Shear was fatally struck by a tour bus driver on the Upper West Side. Photo: ##http://www.dnainfo.com/new-york/20140114/upper-west-side/friends-family-mourn-loss-of-famed-collector-alex-shear##DNAinfo##

Alexander Shear was fatally struck by a tour bus driver at West 96th Street and Broadway. Photo: DNAinfo

Fatal Crashes (11 Killed Since Jan. 1; No Drivers Charged*)

  • UWS: Cooper Stock, 9, Struck in Crosswalk by Cab Driver, Along With Father; No Charges (Streetsblog)
  • UWS: Alexander Shear, 73, Struck by Tour Bus Driver; No Charges (Streetsblog)
  • Parkchester: Nydja Herring, 32, Hit by Alleged Drunk Driver; No Homicide Charges (Streetsblog)
  • Jamaica: Mosa Khatun, 38, Struck by Hit-and-Run Driver; No Charges Filed (Streetsblog)
  • Sunset Park: Xiaoci Hu, 75, Struck in Two-Car Crash Crossing 65th Street; No Charges (Streetsblog)
  • Belmont: 53-Year-Old Man Killed Crossing Southern Boulevard; No Known Charges (News)
  • Bed-Stuy: Car Wash Worker Killed in Crash While Trying to Move SUV (PostWABCNews)
  • Richmond Hill: Taxi Driver Ved Wadhwa, 56, Killed After Striking Parked Car (News, TL)
  • East Village: Akkas Ali, 62, Hit Last Summer by Curb-Jumping Alleged Drugged Driver, Dies in Hospital (BBDNANewsGothamist)
  • Oakwood: Vito Colella, 48, Struck by SUV Driver in December, Dies of Injuries (Advance)
  • New Brighton: Felipe Avila, 29, Killed by Driver Who Ran Stop Sign, Smashing Into Car (Advance)

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