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.

Nicolas Djandji was fatally struck on his bike at the intersection of Borinquen Place and Rodney Street. The driver was not charged. Photo: ##http://gothamist.com/2011/09/03/cyclist_struck_and_killed_by_suv_in.php##Gothamist##

Fatal Crashes (2 killed this week, 105 this year, 16 drivers charged*)

  • South Williamsburg: Cyclist Nicolas Djandji, 24, Killed By SUV Driver; Crash Report Doesn’t Match Media Narrative That He Ran a Red (Gothamist, Streetsblog)
  • Related: After 8 Months, 10 Cyclists Have Been Killed on NYC Streets This Year (News)
  • Riverdale: Antonio Damiano, Jr., 23, Killed in Hit-and-Run While Crossing the Henry Hudson Parkway (Lo Hud)

Injuries, Arrests and Property Damage

  • UES: Two-Car Crash, Possibly Speeding Related, Causes Van to Flip; Four Injured (DNAinfo)
  • UWS: Fiery Multi-Car Crash Leaves Six Injured (DNAinfo)
  • Brownsville: Road Rage Incident Escalates Into Driver Beating a Man With a Bat (Post Blotter)
  • Willowbrook: Drunk Driver Arrested After Crashing Into Two Parked Cars (Post Blotter)
  • South Bronx: Three Men Open Fire, Lead Police on Chase Before Crashing (News)

In the Region, Out of Town

  • Aberdeen, NJ: Two-Car Crash Leaves Two Dead, Including a Six-Month-Old, One Child in Critical Condition (Star-Ledger)
  • Mattituck, NY: Drunk Driver Pinned in Car After Crossing Lanes and Crashing Into a Tree (Suffolk Times)
  • Indiana: SUV Driver Plows Into Horse-Drawn Buggies, Killing Two Amish Children and Injuring Four (News)
  • Los Angeles, CA: Actress Reese Witherspoon Hit By 84-Year-Old Driver While Jogging; Won’t Press Charges (LA Times)

Following Up

  • Driver Who Mowed Down Film Editor Karen Schmeer Sentenced to 5 to 15 Years (Post)
  • SI Hit-and-Run Driver Who Ran Down Woman Fixing Her Car Faces Up to 10 Years (Advance)
  • Driver in Fatal Chinatown Bus Crash Could Have Obtained Commercial License Even With Criminal Record, Tainted Driving History (Post)

Other News

  • Newark, Jersey City Rank Among the Most Dangerous Cities for Driving (Insurance Networking)
  • Queens City Councilmember Comrie Pressures DOT to Modify Traffic-Calming Bells (YourNabe)
  • IBM’s “Global Commuter Pain” Survey Quantifies Traffic Congestion’s Emotional Toll (Wheels)

* Based on latest available reports

  • Niccolo Machiavelli

    Does anyone know the cause and effect of a very bad automobile (livery car) assault on a pedestrian on Sackett and Court in Brooklyn last week?

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