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.

A U-Haul driver crashed into a building after an initial collision with an ambulance in Prospect Heights. Photo: ##http://prospectheights.patch.com/articles/u-haul-collides-with-ambulance-hits-4-cars-then-a-building#photo-6193300##Prospect Heights Patch##

Fatal Crashes (2 killed this week, 64 this year, 7 drivers charged*)

  • Manhattan: Marine Steve Jorgenson, 22, Killed Crossing West Side Highway on His First Night in NYC for Fleet Week; No Charges (News, NY1)
  • Woodside: Drunk Driver Strikes Shenyu Chin, 62, Walking Across Roosevelt Avenue (Sunnyside Post)

Injuries, Arrests and Property Damage

  • UWS: Three Injured in Taxi-Ambulance Collision (DNAinfo)
  • UWS: Taxi Driver Slams Into Bus on Central Park West; Three Injured (Gothamist)
  • Forest Hills: SUV Driver Smashes Into Rite Aid, Injures Two Cashiers (Post)
  • Far Rockaway: Hit-and-Run SUV Driver Leaves Teen in Critical Condition (Post)
  • Prospect Heights: Collision With Ambulance Sends U-Haul Driver Crashing Into Parked Cars, Building (Prospect Heights Patch)
  • Bensonhurst: Hit-and-Run Driver Injures Pedestrian (Post)
  • East Village: Children Hurt After Their School Bus Driver Goes Over a Speed Bump Too Fast (DNAinfo)
  • East New York: Driver Tries Running Scooter Cop Off the Road, Arrested for Reckless Driving (Post Blotter)

In the Region, Out of Town

  • Syracuse, NY: Driver in Fatal Head-On Road Rage Crash Sentenced to Prison (WSJ)
  • Riverhead, NY: Cop Pulls Driver From Burning Car Following Police Chase Crash (NBC NY)
  • Lakehurst, NJ: Rear-End Crash Sends Staten Island Man to Hospital (Asbury Park Press)
  • Lakewood, NJ: Teen Dies from Injuries After Being Trapped by Overturned Bus (AP)

Following Up

  • Queens Driver Whose DWI Crash Killed a Teen and a Toddler Sentenced to Prison (Your Nabe)
  • Cop-Chase Victim Paralyzed in Crash Awarded $2.5 Million (News)
  • Cop Called to Testify in Bronx Prosecutor DWI Case Admits to Ticket Fixing (News)

Other News

  • Upper East Siders Want Safe Pedestrian Connection to East River Esplanade (DNAinfo)
  • Assembly Passes Bill Requiring Mirrors on Large Trucks (NY 1)

*Fatalities within the five boroughs. Information based on latest available reports.

  • J

    Clearly the top priority of the NYPD should be strict enforcement of bicycle laws.

  • Real New Yorker

    Damned bike lanes. I’m glad the New York Post is on the case. That’s a newspaper that really cares about New Yorkers.

  • Olenholm

    “motor vehicle violence” is an incendiary, polarizing, and antagonistic term. I am a cyclist and feel this encourages further us vs. them war speak, when coexistence is the goal. No wonder the NYPD has such a vendetta.

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