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.

Jean Chambers, pictured with her husband and daughter, was killed by a driver making a left turn at an Upper West Side intersection where a safety study recommended a ban on left turns. The plan was not endorsed by Community Board 7 and DOT did not implement it. Photo: Facebook via Daily News
Jean Chambers, pictured with her husband and daughter, was killed by a driver making a left turn at an Upper West Side intersection where a safety study recommended a ban on left turns. The plan was not endorsed by Community Board 7 and DOT did not implement it. Photo: Facebook via Daily News

Fatal Crashes (14 Killed Since 6/13; 102 This Year*)

  • UWS: Jean Chambers, 61, Hit by Turning Driver in Crosswalk at Intersection Where Safety Improvements Were Recommended in 2013 (Streetsblog)
  • Mill Basin: Joie Sellers, 12, Run Down on Sidewalk by Hit-and-Run Driver in Stolen Minivan; Sister and Mother Injured; Driver Charged With Manslaughter (GothamistNewsPost)***
  • Chelsea: Jacqueline Haeflinger, 58, Backed Over by DSNY Worker While Trying to Save Dog (NYT)***
  • Jackson Heights: Drunk Unlicensed Driver Kills Pedestrian on Roosevelt Ave. (Times Ledger)
  • Marine Park: Bryan Loughran, 32, Struck by Hit-and-Run Driver on Gerritsen Ave. (Post)***
  • Sheepshead Bay: Tow Truck Driver Runs Over Pedestrian in Parking Lot (NY1)**
  • Auburndale: Ethel Zaremba, 91, Drives Over Center Median Into Pole (Courier)
  • Brooklyn Heights: Leroy Samuel, 22, Drives Into Tractor Trailer While Fleeing NYPD (DNA)
  • East Flatbush: Marquis Willis, 22, Passenger Killed When Drunk Driver Hits Sanitation Truck (DNA)
  • Far Rockaway: Marcus Joel, 26, Runs Motorcycle Into Curb, Utility Pole (TL)
  • Throgs Neck: Corri Samuels, 35, Drives Motorcycle Into Pole on Cross Bronx Expwy. (DNA)
  • Queens Village: Motorcyclist Struck by Driver Making Left Turn (WNYC)
  • Bayside: DSNY Worker Stephen Frosch, 43, Pinned by Street Sweeper Driver (PostWNBC)**
  • Schuylerville: Speeding Driver Crashes Through Overpass Onto Bruckner Expwy. (NewsNews 12)**

Injuries, Arrests, and Property Damage

  • Downtown Brooklyn: Cyclist Critically Injured by Driver Near Near Manhattan Bridge (Gothamist)
  • Williamsburg: Hit-and-Run Driver Seriously Injures Pedestrian on Bushwick Avenue (Post Blotter)
  • UWS: 83-Year-Old Woman Run Over by Cab Driver; No Criminality (Post)
  • Jackson Heights: Off-Duty NYPD Officer Hits 5-Year-Old in Crosswalk With Mother (Streetsblog)
  • Ditmas Park: Driver Hits Cyclist on Ocean Parkway and Cortelyou Road (Ditmas Park Corner)
  • Canarsie: Police Chase Driver Who Runs Lights, Crashes Into Cars (News)
  • Richmond Hill: Livery Cab Driver Arrested After Crashing Into Building (Post)**
  • West Brighton: Two Toddlers Seriously Injured When Driver Crashes Into Oncoming Traffic (Advance)

* Based on latest available reports
** Incident in which a vehicle left the roadway
***As this incident occurred prior to last week, it is not included in the weekly total

 

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