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.

Antonio Ramirez was struck by a hit-and-run driver as he walked home from a subway station in Washington Heights. Photo: ##http://nypost.com/2013/10/18/dad-killed-in-hit-run-after-city-rejects-request-for-speed-bumps/##Post##

Fatal Crashes (7 Killed Since Oct. 11; 170 This Year; 13 Drivers Charged*)

  • Schuylerville: Angel Figueroa, 74, Hit by Three Drivers on E. Tremont Avenue; One Driver Flees Scene, One Charged With Driving Without a License (Streetsblog)
  • Jackson Heights: Olvin Yhair Figueroa, 3, Struck by Alleged Drunk Driver While Crossing Street With Mother; Driver Charged With Manslaughter (Streetsblog)
  • Washington Heights: Antonio Ramirez, 40, Killed by Hit-and-Run Driver in NYPD Precinct Where Police Write One Speeding Ticket Per Day (Streetsblog)
  • Borough Park: Ethel Rubenstein, 69, Struck by Minivan Driver; No Charges (Streetsblog)
  • Canarsie: John Dozier, 64, Killed by Hit-and-Run Driver (Streetsblog)
  • Canarsie: Rosa Eubanks, 54, Killed in Three Vehicle Crash (NewsPostWABCWNBC)
  • Canarsie: Motorcyclist, 48, Dies in Collision With Left-Turning Car (DNA)

Injuries, Arrests, and Property Damage

  • Times Square: Three Injured, One Critically, When Cab and Garbage Truck Collide (News, DNA)
  • New Lots: Driver Critically Injures Three-Year-Old; No Criminality Suspected (WNBC)
  • Soho: Cab Driver Seriously Hurts Pedestrian; Claims the Sun Blinded Him (WNBC, DNA)
  • Downtown Brooklyn: Cyclist Struck, Seriously Injured by Truck Driver on Smith Street; No Charges (DNA)
  • Flatbush: Pedestrian Seriously Injured at Avenue I and E. 27th Street; CIS Requested (@NYScanner)
  • Verrazano Bridge: MTA Officer Critically Injured After Exiting Parked Truck (DNA)
  • Bed-Stuy: Two Men Arrested After Crashing Into Parked Van, Injuring Occupants (DNA)
  • Edgemere: Two Injured in Crash Involving Police Cruiser (DNA)
  • Grasmere: Collision Sends Car Into Home (DNA)**
  • Westside Highway: Drunk Driver Arrested After Rear-Ending Police Cruiser (News)
  • Charleston: Woman Arrested for Texting While Driving Drunk (Advance)

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

  • “The sun blinded him”?? Seriously? Hasn’t he ever heard of sunglasses? They should be mandatory for taxi drivers on sunny days in early morning and late afternoons, with fines and penalties for those caught without them!

  • BornAgainBicyclist

    They don’t always work, in my experience, although they do help a bit.

    Part of the issue is that if you can’t see while you’re driving, even for a moment, you need to slow way the heck down, and few people do.

  • http://jezebel.com/study-finds-racial-gender-disparities-in-helmet-use-am-1452622113

    Jezebel has a post up about helmet use… it could use some common sense talk about how helmets are not the best way to make kids safer (though they are a way.)

    Hope some of you will stop by. I’m laying it out for them as best as I can…

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