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 This Week, 66 This Year, 9 Drivers Charged*)

  • Boerum Hill: Motorcyclist Run Over and Killed on Atlantic Ave (News, B’stoner)

Injuries, Arrests and Property Damage

  • Upper West Side: 2 Pedestrians Injured Within Hours on Same Block (Streetsblog)
  • DUMBO: Cops Driving on Wrong Side of Road Hit Cyclist, Leave Scene (News)
  • Howard Beach: Off-Duty Cop Crashes Car on Belt Parkway, Arrested for DWI (News)
  • Bronx: Road Rage Fight With Off-Duty MTA Cop Ends in Hail of Bullets (News)
  • DWI on Verrazano-Narrows Bridge; Woman Rams Boyfriend’s Car in Fresh Meadows (Post Blotter)
  • Stapleton, SI: Police Chase Leads to Six Arrests, No Bystanders Hurt or Killed (Advance)
  • New Brighton: Man With 35 License Suspensions Arrested After Eluding Cops (Advance)
  • South Beach, SI: Drunk Driver Causes Head-On Collision; No Injuries Reported (Post Blotter)
  • SI: Three-Vehicle Crash Closes Lower Level of Verrazano; Injuries Unknown (Advance)

Following Up

  • Erinn Phelan Not Expected to Survive February Prospect Heights Hit-and-Run (Post)

In the Region, Out of Town

  • Happauge: Repeat Drunk Driver Gets 6 Months for Killing Teen Cyclist; Family Outraged (Post 1, 2)
  • Binghamton: Flyers Center Danny Briere and Son in Collision With Tractor-Trailer (AP)
  • Newark: Retired Cop Charged for Leaving Scene of Fatal 2009 Crash (WINS)
  • Howell, NJ: State Trooper Killed During Foot Search on Interstate (AP)
  • Manalapan, NJ: Staten Island Teen Killed in Motorcycle Crash (Advance)
  • Seattle: “Jaywalking” Stop Erupts in Violence, With Cop Punching Teen in the Face (News)
  • Tampa, FL: “Sopranos” Actor Joseph Gannascoli Arrested for DUI (WINS)
  • Los Angeles: “American Pie” Actor Chris Klein Arrested for Suspicion of DUI (News)
  • Barberton, South Africa: 3 Students on World Cup Trip Killed in Bus Crash; 4 Hospitalized (NewsCore)

Other News

  • Hayley and Diego’s Law Clears Legislature, Headed to Governor’s Desk (Streetsblog)
  • Reckless Drivers Aren’t Waiting for Vance Vehicular Crime Reforms (Streetsblog)
  • Queens Precincts Lead City in DWI Arrests (Post, NY1)
  • Eltingville, SI: Weary Residents Not Surprised by Crash That Critically Injured Teen Ped (Advance)
  • Reclining Car Seats an Invitation to “Death Nap” (WCBS)
  • Bicycle Times Explains Why Justice for Fallen Cyclists Is So Hard to Come By
  • Why Are 15- to 17-Year-Olds Allowed to Drive, Again? (Advance, WCBS)

* Fatalities within the five boroughs. Information based on latest available reports.

  • Bill

    Just another normal week on Staten Island…

    Cops must have been distracted, though – no DWI arrests?

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