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, 57 this year, 4 drivers charged*)

  • Canarsie: Tamon Robinson, 27, Run Down By NYPD (NYT, Streetsblog)
  • Homecrest: 75-Year-Old Woman Struck By Van Driver; No Charges (DNA, Streetsblog)
  • Lower Manhattan: Mike Rogalle, 58, Hit on Sidewalk By SUV Driver; No Charges (DNA, Streetsblog)
  • Cobble Hill: Timothy Keith, 5, Struck By Cab Driver, Died From Injuries; No Charges (Streetsblog)**
  • St. Albans: Simon George Dies in Single-Vehicle Motorcycle Crash (Times Ledger)

Injuries, Arrests and Property Damage

  • Prospect Lefferts Gardens: 56-Year-Old Pedestrian Critically Injured By Ambulette Van Driver (DNA)
  • Belmont: School Bus Crash Leaves 22 Injured (DNA)
  • Midtown: Three-Car Crash Near Bryant Park Injures 10, Including Four Pedestrians; “No Criminality” (NYTDNA)
  • Woodhaven: Hit-and-Run Driver Leaves Pedestrian Clinging to Life (News, Post)
  • LES: Man Injured In Motorcycle-Car Crash on FDR Drive (DNA)
  • Sheepshead Bay: Two-Car Crash Leaves One Person Pinned in Vehicle (Flatbush Scoop)
  • LES: Garbage Truck Driver Falls Asleep, Plows Into Row of Parked Cars; No Charges (Lo-Down 1, 2; Post)
  • Glen Oaks: Collision Sends Car Into Building Wall, Injuring Three (Times Ledger)
  • Midland Beach: Cop Responding to Call Drives in Oncoming Lane to Avoid Traffic, Hits Parked Cars (Advance)
  • West Brighton: Drunk Driver Pulls Onto Sidewalk When Stopped By Police; Arrested for DWI (Post Blotter)

In the Region, Out of Town

  • Jersey City, NJ: Woman Killed In Crash After Driver Rear-Ended Her; No Charges (Jersey Journal)
  • Old Bridge, NJ: One Killed, Two Injured After Tractor-Trailer Driver Runs Red, Slams Into SUV (Star Ledger)
  • Poughkeepsie, NY: Police Search for Hit-and-Run Driver Who Left Woman Seriously Injured (LoHud)

Following Up

  • Driver in Fatal Wrong-Way Queens Crash Pleads Guilty to Criminally Negligent Homicide, Leaving the Scene (Times Ledger)
  • Brooklyn DA Levies Manslaughter Charge for Killing of Margaret Myers (Streetsblog)
  • Family of Williamsburg Boy Killed By Truck Driver Files Suit, Wants Enforcement of Crossover Mirror Law (News, Streetsblog)
  • Off-Duty Cop Turns Self in After Striking 82-Year-Old Pedestrian, Fleeing Scene; Faces Four Years in Prison (Post)
  • Store Owners Sue City, Drivers for 2011 Crashes Off Queensboro Bridge (Post)

*Based on latest available reports
** This fatality occurred prior to last Friday and is not reflected in the weekly figure

  • Nathanael

    OK, since the police and DAs aren’t doing their job, what’s the state of private prosecutions in NYS? I mean, seriously, anyone who FALLS ASLEEP while driving is clearly guilty of reckless driving.  The Rogalle case is a clear case of reckless driving leading to manslaughter.  The Robinson case, which is at a minimum second-degree murder, is at least being investigated.  But it seems there’s a severe shortage of actual prosecutions.  Either private prosecutions, or elect a new DA?

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