The Weekly Carnage

The Weekly Carnage is a Friday round-up of motor vehicle mayhem
across the five boroughs and beyond. For more on the origins and purpose of this
column, please read About the Weekly Carnage.

Fatal Crashes (1 Killed Since 3/26, 37 This Year, 7 Drivers Charged*)

  • Williamsbridge, Bronx: 40-Year-Old Pedestrian, Known as “Nevel,” Killed Walking His Bike When Driver Jumps Curb, Pinning Him to Church on White Plains Road; Charges Unknown (Bronx News)

Injuries, Arrests and Property Damage

  • Breaking: NYCDOT Employee Injured in Chelsea Work Zone by Hit-and-Run Driver
  • Crotona Park: Driver Runs Over Unidentified Pedestrian, Arrested for Leaving Scene (Post Blotter)
  • Upper East Side: Elderly Woman Hit by City Bus Driver; No Known Charges (NY1)
  • Midtown: Swiss Man Hits Pedestrian, Cab With Stolen Car (Post Blotter)
  • East Village: SUV Driver Jumps Curb; 5 Reported Hurt (Streetsblog)
  • Chelsea: Bike Messenger Chases Down, Attacks Limo Driver After Hit-and-Run (Post)
  • Clinton Hill: Pedestrian Assaulted by Driver Who Almost Ran Him Down (Bklyn Paper)
  • Brooklyn: Cop at BQE DWI Stop Hit by Second Drunk Driver, Breaking Both Legs (News, Post)
  • Laurelton: Women Steal Idling NYPD Cruiser During Traffic Stop (Gothamist)
  • Inwood: Traffic Agent Vehicle Shot by Perp Wielding Pellet Gun (WABC)
  • Crown Heights: Dollar Cab and City Bus Collide, Injuring 9 (NY1)
  • Cobble Hill: Two Crashes, Three Drivers, One Yellow Cab, One Car Into Building (Bklyn Eagle)
  • East Elmhurst: Driver Taking Friend With Gunshot Wound to Hospital Crashes Car (WABC)
  • Upper West Side: Facade of Parking Garage Wall Collapses; No Injuries Reported (City Room)

Following Up

  • Bronx: Memorial Ride, Ghost Bike Installation for Megan Charlop Scheduled for Saturday (BNN)
  • Related: Charlop Remembered as Indomitable Humanitarian (Norwood News 1, 2, WNYC)
  • Bronx: Loved Ones of Ana Estevez Honored by Effort to Improve Broadway Stretch (R’dale Press)
  • Brooklyn Hit-and-Run Victim Erinn Phelan Still Comatose, Moved to Boston Facility (News)
  • Brooklyn: Family of Vionique Valnord Sues NYPD, Alleging Cover-Up in DWI Death (Post, NY1)
  • SI: Reckless Driver Joseph Catrama to Serve 3 Months for Killing Nathan Pakow in ’09 (Advance)
  • Manhattan: Cabbie Gets Probation for Criminally Negligent Homicide in ’06 Crash (NYT, News, Post)
  • Related: Family of Victim Danielle Rico Says Killer Hassan Afzal Shows No Remorse (Advance)
  • Queens: Drunk Driver Who Killed 1 and Injured 3 in Separate ’05 Hit-and-Runs Gets 21 Years (YN)

In the Region, Out of Town

  • Mount Pleasant: NYPD Officer Dies in One-Car Crash on Suburban Route 9 (News)
  • Bethpage: Mother, 11-Year-Old Daughter Killed in Multi-Vehicle Collision (AP)
  • Jersey City: Couple Slain in Apparent Botched Carjacking (Post, WABC)
  • Manchester: 17 Injured in Chain-Reaction Crash on Thruway (AP)
  • Mount Vernon: Unlicensed, Speeding Driver Lands on Train Tracks After Cyclist Near-Miss (WINS)
  • Rockville Center: MTA Bus Driver Assaults Supervisor Who Caught Him on Cell Phone (Gothamist)
  • LI: Pot-Smoking Driver Arrested on Meadowbrook State Parkway (Gothamist)
  • Yonkers: Man, 77, Ignores Barricades, Drives Into Flood Waters (WABC)
  • South Hadley, MA: Brooklynites’ Nearly Fatal Drunken Joyride All in Good Fun (News)
  • Miami, FL: Cyclist Killer Carlos Bertonatti Sped From Scene at 80 MPH (New Times)

Other News

  • New York City Transit to Bus-Dodging Pedestrians: Cross With Caution (Streetsblog)
  • New Jersey, One of America’s Worst Places to Walk, to Require Full Stop for Peds (Inquirer via HWD)
  • Feds Want $16M From Toyota for Failing to Report Accelerator Defect (NYT)
  • Related: Hype Over Sticky Pedals Belies More Common Vehicle Problems (NYT)
  • At Least Three Tata Nanos Have Burst Into Flames (Wheels)
  • IIHS: Motorcycle Training Doesn’t Deter Riders From Risky Behavior (Wheels)
  • Drinking and Driving: How Much Alcohol Is Too Much? (NYT)

* Based on latest available reports

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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. Fatal Crashes (6 Killed This Week; 17 This Year; No Drivers Charged*) Harlem: Pedro Santiago, 45, Crushed on Bicycle by MTA Bus Driver; “No Criminality” […]

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The Weekly Carnage is a Friday round-up of motor vehicle mayhem across the metro region. For more on the origins and purpose of this column, please read About the Weekly Carnage. Fatal Crashes (12 Killed This Week, 117 This Year*, 12 Drivers Charged**) Manhattan: Cab Driver on Phone Kills Boy, 8; NYPD: Driver “Broke No […]