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 (5 killed this week, 146 this year, 20 drivers charged*)

  • Sheepshead Bay: Aron Dudkin, 80, Killed Crossing the Street; No Charges (Streetsblog, Flatbush Scoop)
  • Williamsburg: Katherine Yun, 25, Hit By Garbage Truck Driver; No Criminality Suspected (News, NYT)
  • North Riverdale: Milo Montivilla, 57, Struck, Dragged By School Bus Driver; No Charges Expected (News, Streetsblog)
  • St. Albans: Drunk Driver Crashes Into Two Cars, Killing a Passenger; Two Others Injured (Post)
  • Prospect Lefferts Gardens: Motorcyclist Kills Unidentified Pedestrian at Flatbush and Parkside (Streetsblog)

Injuries, Arrests and Property Damage

  • Prospect Heights: Driver Injures Cyclist at Intersection Where Protected Bike Lane Was Supposed to Go (Bklynian)
  • Prospect Park: Cyclist Seriously Injured By Van Driver (Bklynian)
  • Greenpoint: Off-Duty Cop Survives Rear-End Plunge Off BQE (News, Post)
  • Midwood: Motorcyclist Critically Injured in Head-On Collision Fleeing From Police (Post)
  • Flatbush: One Hospitalized After SUV Driver Crashes Into Supermarket (Gothamist)
  • Soho: City’s Office of Emergency Management Spokesperson Arrested for DWI (DNAinfo, Post)
  • Little Neck: Driver Crashes Through Glass Storefront of Day Care Center (Times Ledger)
  • Brooklyn Heights: Driver Leads Cops on Chase Before Slamming Into Light Pole (Post)
  • Port Richmond: Unlicensed Driver Flees DWI Checkpoint, Leaving 7-Year-Old Son (Post Blotter)
  • St. Albans: Driver Checked for Injuries Following Crash (Times Ledger)

In the Region, Out of Town

  • Suffolk County, NY: 15-Month-Old Girl Killed After Grandmother “Loses Control” of SUV (Post)
  • Woodbridge, NJ: Armored Truck Driver Killed in NJ Turnpike Crash (AP)
  • North Bay Shore, NY: Off-Duty NYPD Officer Drives Drunk Eight Miles in the Wrong Direction; Receives 30-Day Suspension (Post)
  • Newark, NJ: SUV Driver Jumps Sidewalk, Crashes Car Into Second Floor of House (Star-Ledger)
  • Massapequa, NY: School Bus Carrying Kids Involved in Three-Vehicle Crash (Post)
  • Portland, OR: Brooklyn DJ Critically Injured By Cab Driver Who Crashed Into Hotel Room (Oregon Live)

Following Up

  • Driver Listed on Lefevre Crash Report Claims There’s No Proof He Was Driving (Gothamist)
  • Queens Civic Leader Pat Dolan, Killed Walking to CB Meeting, Rememberd as Tireless Advocate (Times Ledger)
  • NYPL President Pleads Guilty to DWI in East Harlem Crash (DNAinfo)
  • Pedestrian Fatally Struck By Motorcyclist in Hell’s Kitchen Identified (DNAinfo)

* Based on latest available reports

  • Eric McClure

    Heckuva job, New York drivers. You had an especially productive week. Nice extra touch: running people down inside buildings.

  • fj

    just the direct violence; structural (indirect) violence is much more pervasive and worse

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