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 (2 killed this week, 97 this year, 14 drivers charged*)

  • LES: Cyclist Jeffrey Axelrod, 52, Crushed Under Cement Truck on Delancey Street; No Criminality Suspected (DNAinfo, News, Gothamist)
  • Central Park: Motorcyclist Jeremy Spotts, 27, Killed After Colliding Head-On With Town Car (DNAinfo)

Injuries, Arrests and Property Damage

  • UES: Multi-Car Crash Leaves Man Pinned Between Cars; Three Others Injured (DNAinfo)
  • Maspeth: Sanitation Truck Driver “Loses Control,” Survives Smash Through Fifth-Floor Garage Wall (Post)
  • Hell’s Kitchen: M42 Bus Driver Runs Over Rollerblader at West Side Greenway (Gothamist, Post)
  • Harlem: Hit-and-Run SUV Driver Mows Down Teen Trying to Save Woman, Breaking His Leg (DNAinfo)
  • Ridgewood: Motorcyclist Leads Cops on High-Speed Chase on Crowded Sidewalk (YourNabe)
  • Morris Park: Pedestrian Struck in Hit-and-Run Rescued by Con Edision Workers (Bronx Times)
  • Soho: Cab Driver Crashes Into Scaffolding, Injuring Four; “No Criminality Suspected” (DNAinfo)
  • Jackson Heights: Drunk, Unlicensed Driver Attempting to Flee Crash Scene Held by FDNY (Post Blotter)
  • Arden Heights: Driver Going 84 MPH on the West Shore Expressway Arrested for DWI (Post Blotter)

In the Region, Out of Town

  • Point Lookout, NY: Driver Stopped at Drawbridge Killed After Being Hit by Pickup Truck Driver (AP)
  • Mount Gretna, PA: NY-to-St. Louis Greyhound Bus Flips on Highway, Injuring Fourteen (AP)
  • Peekskill, NY: Good Samaritans Rescue Woman and Baby From Burning Car Following Crash (WABC)
  • Newark, NJ: Police Open Fire on Carjacking Suspect After He Runs Down, Drags Pedestrian (WPIX)
  • Port Chester, NY: Tractor-Trailer Tire Flies Off and Smashes Car Windshield, Killing Driver (WPIX)

Following Up

  •  Bridgewater, NJ Man Suspected in Hit-and-Run Death of Cyclist Surrenders to Police (Star-Ledger)
  • Former Nets Player Jayson Williams Begins Serving One-Year Sentence for DWI Crash (Post)

Other News

  • 51 Bus, Truck Drivers Busted for Trying to Obtain Multiple Drivers Licenses (News)
  • Cuomo Signs Complete Streets Bill, to Take Effect in February (Streetsblog)
  • What Street Safety and Transit Improvements Will DOT Propose for Woodhaven Blvd? (Q Chron)

* Based on latest available reports

  • Driver

    “But we do it because by drawing attention to the scope of the problem
    of the death and destruction caused by automobiles, we hope to also draw
    attention to the solution: pursuing policies that cause people to
    reduce the amount they drive, while promoting mass transit, walking
    and cycling.”

    I do think the weekly carnage report is an important and valuable resource, but how does an incident like the accident at the sanitation garage fit into the goals of the weekly carnage report? 

  • At the very least, crashing a garbage truck through the wall of a parking garage clearly qualifies as “destruction.”

  • Anonymous

    Jeff was a valued member and volunteer of Transportation Alternatives, and was particularly active with our Brooklyn Committee back in the 90’s.  On page 7 of our  1999 summer magazine you can see a photo of Jeff telling commuters about the “new” williamsburg bridge bike path. 
    http://www.transalt.org/files/newsroom/magazine/994Summer.pdf

  • Sarah Goodyear

    Jeffrey Axelrod was one of the founders of the CSA that I have belonged to for 9 or 10 years now. He was an incredible asset to his neighborhood and his city. I didn’t know him well, but was always impressed by his intelligence and curiosity, and his deep commitment to bringing people together and making New York a better place. It’s a loss that will be keenly felt.

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