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 (7 Killed This Week, 50 This Year, 8 Drivers Charged*)

  • Roxane Murano, 59-Year-Old City Employee, Killed Crossing Richmond Ave. in Graniteville, Staten Island; Driver Charged With Suspended License (Advance, News)
  • Harry Wieder, 57, Killed by Cab Driver on Essex Street in Manhattan; Investigation Ongoing (Streetsblog, DNAInfo, Downtown Express, News, Gothamist)
  • Unidentified Pedestrian, 55, Killed on Fort Hamilton Parkway in Borough Park; No Charges Filed (News, News 12)
  • Unidentified Cyclist Hit in East New York on April 14 Dies of Injuries; No Charges Filed; Police Release Sketch of Victim (Gothamist)
  • Gravesend: Driver Dies After Hitting Elevated Subway Station; 2 Passengers Injured (News, WINS)
  • SI: Driver Killed, Motorcyclist Injured in MLK Expressway Crash (Advance)
  • Bronxwood: Motorcycle Club Leader Crashes Into Pothole (News)

Injuries, Arrests and Property Damage

  • Midtown: Cab Driver Jumps Curb, Injures Pedestrian; Cops Cite “Stuck Accelerator” (Streetsblog)
  • Related: Cabbies Out of Control (Post); NYPD A-Okay With Rampant Deadly Speeding (Streetsblog)
  • St. Albans: Off-Duty Housing Authority Worker Charged With DWI (News)
  • Flatbush: 14-Year-Old Breaks Into Home for Car Keys, Steals Car, Crashes It (Post Blotter)
  • Flatlands: Utica Ave Collision Leaves Minivan on Its Roof (YourNabe)
  • North Shore: Motorcyclist Injured in Collision With Driver (Advance)
  • SI: 10 Injured in Three Crashes (Advance 1, 2, 3)
  • Upper East Side: Truck Carrying Cars Pinned Under FDR Overpass (Gothamist)
  • SI: DWI Arrests in Bloomfield, at Verrazano Toll Plaza (Post Blotter 1, 2)

Following Up

In the Region, Out of Town

  • Red Bank, NJ: Staten Island Woman Hit by SUV Driver in February Dies of Injuries (Advance)
  • Waterbury, CT: Unyielding Drivers Nearly Hit Woman Several Times Before She’s Struck, Killed (AP)
  • Montclair, NJ: Woman Stabs Husband From Passenger Seat (WINS)
  • Camden, NJ: Families of Boys Smothered in Car Trunk Settle Lawsuit With City (WINS)
  • Mastic Beach, LI: Cops Mistakenly Tell Parents Their Son Died in PA Crash (News)
  • Hempstead, LI: New Hofstra Basketball Coach Tim Welsh Arrested for DWI (WNBC)
  • Bryan, TX: Former Oilers QB Dan Pastorini Arrested for DWI Following 3-Vehicle Crash (Chron)
  • Macae, Brazil: Driver Smashes Into Pregnant Woman and Child, Is Murdered by Mob (Sydney M-H)

Other News

  • NYPD Resists City Council Push to Release Crash Data (Streetsblog 1, 2, News, Advance, TDP)
  • DOT to Install Thousands of Pedestrian Countdown Signals After Trial Shows Safety Gains (Post)
  • Gillibrand Proposes Federal Guidelines to Limit Licenses for Drivers Under 18 (AP)
  • Oprah Launches Anti-Distracted Driving Campaign (NYT, Wheels)
  • Gadget Guy David Pogue Tests Phone-Locking Apps (NYT)
  • Bicameral Bill Would Require Cars Equipped With “Anti-Runaway” Tech (Detroit News)
  • Infantile Chicago Columnist Doesn’t Get Why She Has to Obey Traffic Laws

* Based on latest available reports

  • When you put photos in these things, can you somehow indicate to which article they refer? I figured out the one with the guy holding the woman’s photo because it had “father of [female name]” but I’d rather not have to scan them all and guess.

  • Lisa

    I saw one on early Saturday, May 1st, around 2 AM. It may have been on Bleeker Street. It was in that area. I was leaving the meat-packing district. A cab driver hit & killed a pedestrian. It was a male, larger build. It’s sad. I heard one of the police officers tell the cab driver, “It’s not your fault”.

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