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.

Top of frame: Three drivers collided in Midwood, sending one vehicle into Galina Truglio, who was in a crosswalk. Truglio, 63, was killed. NYPD filed no charges. Image: WABC
Top of frame: Three drivers collided in Midwood, sending one vehicle into Galina Truglio, who was in a crosswalk. Truglio, 63, was killed. NYPD filed no charges. Image: WABC

Fatal Crashes (5 Killed This Week; 82 This Year; 4 Drivers Charged*)

  • Red Hook: Nicholas Soto, 14, Struck Crossing Street to Catch School Bus; No Charges (Streetsblog 1, 2)
  • Midwood: Galina Truglio, 63, Struck in Crosswalk in Multi-Vehicle Crash (NewsWABCNews 12)
  • Midtown: 58-Year-Old Livery Cab Driver Pinned by His SUV (DNA)
  • Cross Bronx Expwy: Manhole Cover Crashes Through Windshield, Killing Jose Duran, 35 (DNA, News)
  • South Jamaica: Off-Duty Cop Curtis Johnson, 28, Killed in Collision on Motorcycle (TLPost)

Another Midwood collision left one vehicle on its side. No serious injuries were reported. Photo: @NYScanner
Another Midwood collision left one vehicle on its side. No serious injuries were reported. Photo: @NYScanner

Injuries, Arrests, and Property Damage

  • Midtown: Two Pedestrians Injured, One Critically, When Hit-and-Run Driver Hits Bus Stop Pole (News)**
  • Springfield Gardens: Ten Injured When Driver Collides With Turning School Bus Collides (WABC)
  • Hell’s Kitchen: Cab Driver Hits Cyclist at 57th and Ninth Avenue (Gothamist)
  • East Flatbush: Driver Critically Injures 58-Year-Old Pedestrian Crossing Nostrand Ave. (News)
  • Throggs Neck: Cop Arrested for Dragging Girlfriend With Car (PostNewsNews 12)
  • Forest Hills: Off-Duty Firefighter Riding Motorcycle Critically Injured in LI Expwy Crash (Post)
  • Midwood: Collision Flips Vehicle at East 9th and Avenue L (@NYScanner)
  • Williamsburg: Two-Car Crash Near BQE Exit Ramp Sends Vehicle Onto Sidewalk (Bklyn Paper)**
  • Bed-Stuy: Off-Duty School Safety Agent Arrested for DWI After Driving With Alarm Blaring (Post Blotter)

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

  • Robin

    Any info on bike/motorcycle crash @ Greenpoint Ave & Franklin, Sunday evening, 6/1?

  • Maggie

    NYPD really filed no charges in Galina Truglio’s death? Is there more to the story? As it stands here, this is insanely, astonishingly sad. What are we paying NYPD for, if not to investigate and make arrests in a crash like this?

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