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 (2 Killed This Week, 68 This Year, 10 Drivers Charged*)

  • Central Harlem: Sister Mary Celine Graham, 83, Killed by Robbery Suspects Fleeing Police; 2 Other Pedestrians Injured; 2 Charged With Murder (Streetsblog 1, 2, DNAinfo, News)
  • Eltingville, SI: Anthony Rizzo, 16, Hit by Driver While Walking to School on June 8, Dies From Injuries; No Charges Filed (Advance, NY1)

Injuries, Arrests and Property Damage

  • Marine Park: Man Steals (Idling?) Box Truck, Hits Two 12-Year-Old Girls (Post)
  • Upper East Side: 3-Cab Crash Sends One Into Storefront; 4 Injured; No Charges (DNAinfo, AP)
  • Fairmont-Claremont Village: Truck Driver Hits Elevated 2, 5 Tracks (NY1, Gothamist)
  • Carroll Gardens: Two-Driver Collision Leaves One Vehicle on Its Roof (Brooklyn Paper)
  • Concord, SI; Drunk Driver Hits 2 Cars in Front of Cop (Post Blotter)
  • SI: Four More Arrested for DWI Last Weekend (Advance)
  • Great Kills: Driver Cut From SUV After Hylan Blvd Crash (Advance)
  • Gowanus: Thief Caught by Owner of Stolen Jeep (Brooklyn Paper)
  • Williamsburg: Lamborghini Torched (New York Shitty)

Following Up

  • Tottenville High Memorializes Janine Brawer on Graduation Day (Advance)
  • Brooklyn Cop Hit by Motorcycle in May Emerges From Coma (News)
  • DWI Killer Sentenced to Rehab for ’09 FDR Crash (DNAinfo)
  • Ridgewood: Judge Won’t Dismiss Cyclist Hit-and-Run Case Against Livery Cab Co. (Post Blotter)
carnage_chinatown_bus_news.jpgImage via Daily News

In the Region, Out of Town

  • Syosset: Cab Driver Crashes Onto LIRR Tracks; Car Engulfed in Flames (Gothamist, AP)
  • Warrensburg: 2 Summer Camp Employees Run Over; Driver Charged With Homicide (WINS)
  • Monroe: Woman Injured in Collision With Brooklyn Commercial Truck Awarded $5M (News)
  • Atlantic City: Grisly Crash Throws Driver Under Chinatown Bus; Dozens Hurt (News)

Other News

  • State Legislature Approves Bill to Close DWI Blood Collection Loophole (News)
  • Albany Bill Would Expand Parameters for Crash Suits (Post)
  • City Backs Off Plan to Trash Ghost Bikes (News)
  • Study Says Adults More Likely to Drive Distracted Than Teens (AP)
  • Noise Watchdogs Oppose Electric Car Warning Sounds (Wheels)
  • Fatality Crash Rate Down for Elderly Drivers (Wheels)

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