The Weekly Carnage

The Weekly Carnage is a Friday round-up of motor vehicle violence across the five boroughs. For more on the origins and purpose of this column, please read About the Weekly Carnage.

Abigail Lino was fatally struck in a hit-and-run fleeing an alleged gunman in the South Bronx. The driver was arrested and charged with leaving the scene. Photo via ##http://nypost.com/2013/09/01/bronx-woman-killed-by-hit-and-run-driver-after-clubgoers-flee-phantom-gunman/##New York Post##

Fatal Crashes (3 Killed This Week; 141 This Year; 10 Drivers Charged*)

  • South Bronx: Abigail Lino, 24, Struck by Hit-and-Run SUV Driver; Driver Later Arrested, Charged With Leaving the Scene (News, DNA)
  • Sunnyside: Motorcyclist Eugene O’Donnell, 53, Collides With Jeep Driver Near Queens Boulevard (News)
  • East Elmhurst: Gloria Orozco, 71, Crashes Into Vehicle, Hits Median on Grand Central Parkway (TL)

Injuries, Arrests, and Property Damage

  • Midtown: Taxi Driver Slams Into SUV, Scaffolding, Injuring Four (GothamistNewsWCBS)**
  • South Ozone Park: Driver Seriously Injures Five-Year-Old Boy Near Linden Boulevard (News)
  • Crown Heights: SUV Driver Jumps Curb Following Crash; Three Pedestrians Injured, Including One Whose Leg was Nearly Severed (WCBSWPIXWNBCWABC)**
  • East Harlem: Cops Arrest Driver Who Posted Video of 24-Minute Lap Around Manhattan (News)
  • Rossville: Drunk Driver Crashes Car Into Home; Attempts to Flee Scene (Post)**
  • Graniteville: Cruiser of Cop Aiding Pedestrian Slammed Onto Sidewalk By Driver With Suspended License (News)**
  • Ozone Park: Drunk Driver Leads Police Chase, Reaching Speeds of 80 MPH Before Crashing Into Vehicle and Injuring Occupants (TL)
  • Mariners Harbor: NYPD Cruiser Jumps Curb After Colliding With Sedan; Two Pedestrians Injured (Advance)**
  • Mariners Harbor: Drunk Driver Who Crashed Into Tree Among Four Arrested for DWI on Staten Island (Advance)
  • Bed-Stuy: School Safety Agent Arrested for DWI After Slamming Into Car (Post Blotter)

*Based on latest available reports
** Incident in which a vehicle left the roadway

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