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.

Fatal Crashes (4 killed this week, 73 this year, 9 drivers charged*)

  • UWS: Yolanda Casal, 78, Killed, Her Daughter Injured By SUV Driver Backing Into Parking Spot (NYT, NBC NY)
  • Graniteville, SI: Aniya Williams, 13, Fatally Struck By Tractor Trailer Driver; No Charges (News, Post)
  • Sunset Park: Keisha Nelson, 32, Killed, Other Passenger Injured After Drunk Driver Crashes Their Car (News, Post Blotter)
  • Long Island City: Woman Picking Up Dropped Eyeglasses Killed By Driver With Suspended License (Post)

Injuries, Arrests and Property Damage

  • Jamaica: Drunk Driver Critically Injures 6-Year-Old Girl (News)
  • Soho: Jaguar Driver Strikes Cyclist on Canal Street; Victim in Critical Condition (News)
  • Rosedale: Seven-Year-Old Girl in Stable Condition After Being Struck By School Bus Driver (Post)
  • Murray Hill: Private Garbage Truck Driver Crashes Into Pickup Truck, Tree (DNAinfo)
  • Park Slope: Motorcyclist Seriously Injured on 4th Avenue; Third Crash on the Avenue in 4 Days (Park Slope Patch)
  • UWS: One Injured in Three-Car Crash on Henry Hudson Parkway (DNAinfo)
  • Park Slope: Seven Injured in Multiple-Car Crash on Fourth Avenue (Park Slope Patch)

In the Region, Out of Town

  • Donegal, PA: NYC-Bound Tour Bus Collides With Tractor Trailer, Killing Driver, Injuring Dozens (DNAinfo, YourNabe)
  • Newark: Man Dies After Drunk Driver Pins Him, Severing Both Legs (Post)
  • Sayville, NY: Passenger Killed, Driver Injured in Crash Following Police Chase (CBS NY)
  • Providence, RI: 14-Year-Old Sentenced to 15 Years for Joyride that Killed 9-Year-Old (Huff Po)

Following Up

  • Driver Found Guilty of Leaving the Scene of an Accident in Crash That Put Bloomberg Aide in Coma (News)
  • Family of Aileen McKay-Dalton, Run Down By Treasury Official, Files Civil Suit (Bklyn Paper)
  • SI Woman Injured in Crash With Police Emergency Vehicle Wins $400K Settlement (AP)

Other News

  • First NYC 20 MPH Zone to Slow Cars With Gateway Neckdowns, Speed Humps (Streetsblog)
  • DOT to Remove Three Fort Hamilton Parkway Ped Islands, Add Painted Median (News)

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

  • chris b

    Unfortunately Ray Dieter, the Canal St. cyclist died from his injuries tonight. 
    http://evgrieve.com/2011/07/update-on-dba-owner-ray-deter-please.html

  • Dporpentine

    Terrible.

  • I am glad the weekly carnage is part of SB and think the parenthetical info is really newsworthy (4 killed this week, 73 this year, 9 drivers charged*).  Is there anyone working on a midyear summary of just what story those numbers are telling? It seems to me that Manhattan DA Cy Vance’s high profile court failures described by the NY Times http://nyti.ms/ihxqim are a drop in the bucket compared to his consistent neglect to prosecute safe-street injustices.

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