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.

Times Square: A tour bus driver hit an SUV and another sightseeing bus, then drove onto the sidewalk, toppling a light pole. Eighteen people were injured. No charges were filed. Photo: ##https://twitter.com/FDNY/status/496750617613066240##@FDNY##
Times Square: A tour bus driver hit an SUV and another sightseeing bus, then drove onto the sidewalk, toppling a light pole. Eighteen people were injured. No charges were filed. Photo: ##https://twitter.com/FDNY/status/496750617613066240##@FDNY##

Fatal Crashes (14 Killed Since July 18; 120 This Year*)

  • Upper West Side: Valding Duran, 13, Hit by Cab Driver While Riding Bike on July 20, Dies From Injuries; No Charges Filed (West Side Rag 1, 2; News)
  • Springfield Gardens: Frank Korowitz, 62, Hit by Unlicensed Driver on Cross Belt Parkway (News, DNA)
  • Flushing: Agatha Tsunis, 87, Struck Crossing Willets Point Blvd.; No Charges (NewsTL)
  • Bath Beach: Margherita Nanfro, 80, Killed Crossing Street; No Charges (Streetsblog)
  • Forest Hills: 79-Year-Old Woman Struck by Van Driver; No Charges (News)
  • Midwood: Avrohom Mordechai Feldmaus, 89, Struck by Drunk Driver, Dies from Injuries (JP Updates)
  • East Harlem: 44-Year-Old Motorcyclist Struck by Ambulance Driver (WNYC)
  • St. Albans: Motorcyclist Pastor De La Cruz, 45, in Crash With DWI Truck Driver (Post)
  • Astoria: Anthony Boyd, 45, Crashes During Heart Attack; Passengers, Pedestrians Injured (News)
  • Steinway: Balazs Pusztahazi, 39, Crashes Motorcycle Into Parked Cars on Astoria Blvd. (News)
  • Flushing: Driver and Passenger, Both 30, Killed in 100 MPH Crash (News)
  • Oakland Gardens: Andy Ramdhanie, 19, Flips Car on Grand Central Parkway (News, WNYC)
  • Van Cortlandt Village: Driver Killed by Slamming Into Pillar, Sheering Car in Half (News)

Injuries, Arrests, and Property Damage

  • Arrochar: Driver Critically Injures 77-Year-Old Woman Crossing Street; No Charges (Advance)
  • Times Square: Double-Decker Bus Driver Crashes Onto Sidewalk; 18 Injured; No Charges (Streetsblog)**
  • East Williamsburg: Cement Truck Driver Hits Cyclist, Crushing Her Legs (Gothamist)
  • Jamaica: Motorist Drives 25 Feet Into Salon, Narrowly Missing Pedestrian (News)**
  • Bed-Stuy: Driver Crashes Into Pole (@NYScanner)
  • Flatbush: One Seriously Injured in Cab Crash at Ocean Ave. and Avenue J (@NYScanner)
  • St. Albans: Driver Critically Injured When Run Over by Own Van at Gas Station (WNBCNews)
  • Rego Park: School Bus Bursts Into Flames on Woodhaven Blvd. (News, DNA)
  • Hell’s Kitchen: Two Seriously Injured When Drivers Slam Into Each Other, Flipping Vehicle (DNA)
  • Washington Heights: Car Fire Fills Trans-Manhattan Expressway Tunnel With Smoke (DNA)
  • George Washington Bridge: Drunk Driver Survives Crashing Porsche Under Tractor-Trailer (Post)

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

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