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.

Kelly Gordon was hit by two cab drivers on the Upper East Side. Media reports indicated Gordon was walking against the light but made no mention of driver speed. Photo via ##http://www.nbcnewyork.com/news/local/Upper-East-Side-Pedestrian-Killed-Upper-East-Side-York-Avenue-254854591.html##WNBC##
Kelly Gordon was hit by two cab drivers on the Upper East Side. Media reports indicated Gordon was walking against the light but made no mention of driver speed. Photo via ##http://www.nbcnewyork.com/news/local/Upper-East-Side-Pedestrian-Killed-Upper-East-Side-York-Avenue-254854591.html##WNBC##

Fatal Crashes (9 Killed Since March 28; 52 This Year; 2 Drivers Charged*)

  • Yorkville: Kelly Gordon, 22, Struck by Two Cab Drivers Crossing York Ave. (NewsDNA)
  • Bed-Stuy: Cyclist Angel Torres, 46, Killed in Hit-and-Run (Streetsblog, DNA 1, 2)
  • Riverdale: Ida Rosenblatt, 87, Struck Crossing the Street; No Charges (R’dale Press)
  • East Elmhurst: Fidel Vidal Diaz, 31, Struck by Two Drivers on Grand Central Parkway (DNA, Post)
  • Astoria: Jada Butts, 19; Darius Fletcher, 21; Jaleel Furtado, 20; and Crystal Gravely, 19, Killed After Driver of Car They Were Riding in Struck Curb, Drove Into Creek (DNAPostTL)
  • Canarsie: Nikon Vouyiouklis, 60, Killed in Crash With Drunk Driver Charged With Homicide (PostNews)
A motorist drove onto the sidewalk and hit the News Corp. building in Midtown. Five people were injured, two seriously. Photo: WNBC
A motorist drove onto the sidewalk and hit the News Corp. building in Midtown. Five people were injured, two seriously. Photo: WNBC

Injuries, Arrests, and Property Damage

  • Borough Park: Driver Hits, Critically Injures Twelve-Year-Old Girl; No Charges (Post)
  • Midtown: Driver Slams Into Building, Injuring Five (WNBC)**
  • Bed-Stuy: Crossing Guard Hit by Driver Passing School Bus, Narrowly Missing Children (BK Eagle)
  • Washington Heights: Minivan Driver Crashes Into MTA Bus, Sending It Over Curb; Five Injured (Post)**
  • Soundview: Unlicensed Driver Fleeing Scene Critically Injures Pedestrian; Charged With Assault (WABC)
  • Jamaica: TLC Officer Injured by Rogue Livery Cab Driver Fleeing Ticket (Post)
  • New Brighton: Dirt Bike Rider Arrested After Driving 50 MPH, Blowing Stop Signs (Advance)**
  • Verrazano-Narrows Bridge: Driver Evading Toll Hits Two MTA Officers (Advance)
  • Grasmere: Drunk Driver With Suspended License Slams Into Concrete Stoop (Advance)**
  • Holland Tunnel: Drunk Driver Refuses to Pull Over, Chased by Police (Post Blotter)
  • East New York: Off-Duty Cop Busted for DWI After Plowing Into Vehicle, Fleeing Scene (Post Blotter)
  • Graniteville: Drunk Driver Speeds, Runs Red, Found With Weapons in Car (Post Blotter)

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

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