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.

The intersection of Linden Boulevard at Rockaway Parkway, where Gerald Green was killed by an SUV driver. Another pedestrian was killed on Linden in a separate crash this week.  Image: Google Maps

Fatal Crashes (4 Killed This Week, 20 This Year; 0 Drivers Charged*)

  • Brownsville: Kenneth Cole, 44, Killed by SUV Driver on Linden Boulevard; “No Criminality Suspected” (DNA, @NYScanner)
  • UES: Richard Griffin, 85, Struck By SUV Driver Crossing York Ave.; “No Criminality” (Post, Streetsblog)
  • East Flatbush: Gerald Green, 52, Hit By SUV Driver Crossing Linden Blvd.; No Charges Expected (News, Streetsblog)
  • Harlem: 35-Year-Old Pedestrian Struck By Cab Driver; No Charges Expected (NewsStreetsblog)

Injuries, Arrests and Property Damage

  • Bushwick: Pedestrian Struck, Pinned By Bus (@NYScanner)
  • Bensonhurst: Pedestrian Suffers Severe Head Trauma After Driver Slams Into Her (News)
  • Theater District: Woman Struck, Injured By Driver While Waiting at Intersection (DNA)
  • Williamsburg: School Bus Driver Carrying 30 Kids Crashes Into Pole; No Injuries (DNA)
  • UES: Five Injured in MTA Bus-Car Crash After Driver Suffers “Medical Episode” (DNA)
  • Cambria Heights: Elderly Man Critical After Being Pinned Under Vehicle (DNA)
  • Jamaica: Driver Hospitalized After Colliding With MTA Bus (DNA)
  • Murray Hill: Pedestrian Struck, Seriously Injured By Truck Driver (@NYScanner)
  • Midland Beach: Van Driver Overturns Vehicle on Father Capodanno Blvd. (Advance)
  • Woodhaven: Off-Duty Traffic Enforcement Agent Busted for DWI (Post Blotter)
  • Great Kills: Driver Speeding Wrong-Way Down Street Smashes Into Two Cars, Leaves Scene (Post Blotter)
  • Washington Heights: Off-Duty Sanitation Worker Charged With DWI, Refusing Breathalyzer (Post Blotter)
  • Great Kills: Suspected Drunk Driver Crashes SUV Into Parked Car, Refuses Breathalyzer (Post Blotter)

In the Region, Out of Town

  • North Merrick, NY: Two Passengers Killed, Three Critically Injured After Driver Careens Off LI Parkway, Crashes Into Tree (News)
  • Detroit, MI: Two Children, One Adult Killed, 13 Injured in Mile-Long Chain-Reaction Highway Crash (News)
  • Carmel, NY: Judge Pleads Guilty to Second DWI Charge in Three Years (LoHud)
  • Yonkers, NY: Driver Whose DWI Crash Killed 16-Year-Old Girl Pleads Guilty to Manslaughter (LoHud)
  • Lawrence, NJ: Driver Suffers Head Injuries After Car Crashes, Splits in Two (Times of Trenton)

Other News

  • NYPD: 15,465 Pedestrians and Cyclists Injured, 155 Killed in Traffic in 2012 (Streetsblog)
  • A Year Later, How’s James Vacca Doing on His Pledge to Protect Pedestrians? (Streetsblog)
  • NYPD: Bus Driver Who Ran Woman Over Did Nothing Wrong (Streetsblog)

*Based on latest available reports

  • krstrois

    I don’t know how you can handle doing this every week, Summer. But I really appreciate it. 

  • Eric McClure

    What @cc36704b289cbef0ac72a06121c6c6d8:disqus said.

    By the way, 20 dead in one month is a really bad pace.  But it’ll surely spur the NYPD and the City Council Transportation Chair and Speaker to action, right?

  • Anonymous

    Time for a new political party.  Platform: enforce the traffic laws; clean up the corrupt and criminal NYPD; prosecute corrupt police officers; put Ray Kelly in prison for life, where he belongs.

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