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, 27 this year, 4 drivers charged*)

  • Flushing: Meilan Jin, 22, Struck By MTA Bus Driver on Northern Blvd.; No Criminality (DNA)
  • Harlem: Willie Gonzalez, 25, Struck By MTA Bus Driver on St. Nicholas Ave. (News)

Injuries, Arrests and Property Damage

  • Flushing: Driver Seriously Injures Pedestrian; Second Flushing Crash Involving a Pedestrian This Week (Times-Ledger)
  • Wakefield: Six Injured in Two-Car Crash (DNA)
  • Harlem: Pedestrian Seriously Injured By Van Driver While Crossing Street (DNA)
  • East Harlem: Drunk Driver Runs Red, Injuring Six in Crash (DNA)
  • Harlem: Pedestrian Struck By FDNY Ambulance Driver Backing Up (DNA)
  • Midtown: Drunk Driver Crashes Into Garbage Truck, Pinning Worker and Injuring One Other (Post Blotter)
  • LI Expressway: Two Injured in Crash that Overturned Two Vehicles (DNA)
  • Norwood: Three Injured After Smashing Their Car Into Pillar (Post Blotter)
  • Dongan Hills: Five People, Including Several Children, Injured in Multi-Vehicle Collision (Advance)
  • Kew Gardens: At Least One Injured in Crash on Grand Central Parkway (Times-Ledger)
  • New Dorp: Several Injured in Two-Car Crash After Driver Runs Stop Sign (Advance)
  • UES: Driver Pulled Over for Traffic Violation Tries Fleeing, Dragging Cop With Car (Post)

In the Region, Out of Town

  • New Rochelle, NY: Pedestrian Fatally Struck, Boyfriend Injured By Hit-and-Run Driver (LoHud)
  • Fort Lee, NJ: Driver Who Repeatedly Ran Over Girlfriend Charged With First-Degree Murder (NJ.com)
  • Peekskill, NY: Pedestrian Killed By Driver; No Charges, Victim’s Dark Clothing Blamed (LoHud)
  • Quajara, Ecuador: Bus, Possibly Speeding, Runs Off Cliff; 29 Reported Dead (News)
  • Bristol, UK: Bus Driver Gets 17 Months for Deliberately Ramming, Injuring Cyclist (MSNBC)

Following Up

  • Driver Who Killed SI Cyclist Ronald Tillman Still at Large (Advance)
  • Driver Who Fatally Doored Cyclist Jasmine Herron Found Guilty of Driving With Suspended License (Post)
  • DOT Report: Delancey and Houston Intersections Are Downtown’s Most Dangerous (DNA)
  • In Crash That Killed Clara Heyworth, Police Did Not Investigate Scene For At Least Three Days (Gothamist)
  • Traffic Light Installed at TriBeCa Intersection Where Boy Was Hit Riding Scooter (DNA)

* Based on latest available reports

  • This is very sad…people die every single day because of speeding or impaired drivers. I wonder how many people will have to die before some will start to do something about it.
    I really don’t understand why drunk drivers that get caught without injuring anyone don’t go to jail immediately and off course lose their license forever?
    This is the only way we can stop them.

  • Year after year MTA bus drivers murder New York City citizens because they know it is city policy that the police can never find an MTA bus at fault in a traffic accident because if the driver is at fault then the city is liable and can be sued via a lawsuit.  MTA bus drivers know this and use it as a free pass to murder anyone who gets in front of them.  And they get away with it year after year because New Yorkers are too stupid to realize it and do anything about it. 

  • Susanklot

    My mother was hit by a privately owned school bus (Supertrans) on West 67th and Columbus Avenue on Feb. 17, 2012.  she died of injuries sustained from that accident on
    December 7, 2012.  Please add her to the long list of innocent and forgotten victims of vehicular murderers.

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