The Weekly Carnage

The Weekly Carnage is a Friday round-up of motor vehicle violence across the five boroughs and beyond. For more on the origins and purpose of this column, please read About the Weekly Carnage. We are publishing an abridged format this week and will return to the full format next Friday.

Fatal Crashes (2 killed this week, 11 this year, 1 driver charged)

  • Staten Island: Chandana Asoka Sundarawadu, 51, Hit by Drunk Dump Truck Driver as He Refueled on Side of Road, Dies From Injuries (Advance, News)
  • Upper East Side: Laurence Renard, 35, Run Down By Unlicensed Dump Truck Driver (News, DNAinfo, Post)

Injuries, Arrests & Property Damage

  • Chinatown: Cabbie Strikes 85-Year-Old Woman Crossing East Broadway (DNAInfo)
  • Manhattan: Injured Man Found in Trunk of BMW Following Crash With Taxi (Post, CBSLocal, Times)
  • Staten Island: Two-Vehicle Collision Overturns Truck (Advance)
  • Brownsville: Seven Injured After School Bus Is Rear-Ended and Flips (Post, AMNY)
  • Westport, CT: Truck Hits Snow Bank, Flips on Merritt Parkway (CBSLocal)

Fatal Crashes Since January 1, 2011

    • Brooklyn: Dominik Perez, 45, Killed Riding Bike on the BQE (Gothamist, Brooklyn Paper)
    • Bronx: Sixto De La Cruz, 70, and Wife Brigida Killed After Crashing Minivan Into Grand Concourse Median (News, Post)
    • Staten Island: Raymond Larsen, 46, Run Over By SUV Driver After Sledding Into Street (Post, Advance)
    • Bronx: Jerrold Chaleff, 71, Killed By Driver in Shopping Mall Parking Lot; No Charges Filed (News)
    • Queens: Motorcyclist Dwan Gonzalez, 44, Killed By Drunk Driver in Hit-and-Run on LI Expressway; Separately, Man Dies After Losing Control of Car on Southern State Parkway (News)
Rabbi Mosha Adler
Rabbi Mosha Adler
  • Midwood: Rabbi From Israel Killed Crossing Avenue J (Streetsblog, Vos Iz Neias)
  • Borough Park: Hit-and-Run Driver Strikes, Kills Unidentified Pedestrian in Crosswalk (News)
  • Congrats, Summer. Keep up the terrific work and continue to create much needed awareness on these matters.

  • Hooray, Summer! I know there’s something inherently wrong about getting excited at the return of The Weekly Carnage, but it’s an important feature that reminds us all how much work remains to make our streets truly safe.

    Are you reading this, Marty Markowitz?

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