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The Weekly Carnage

2:56 PM EST on February 18, 2011

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

Fatal Crashes (5 killed this week, 18 this year, 3 drivers charged*)

    • Bronx: Russell Smith, 11, Struck Crossing Grand Concourse; No Charges Filed (News, Post)
    • Lower East Side: Truck Driver Kills Pedestrian at Delancey and Bowery; "No Criminality Suspected" (Streetsblog, DNAinfo)
    • Flushing: Fan Meng, 77, Killed Crossing Horace Harding Expressway; No Charges Filed (YourNabe)
    • Staten Island: Man Who Fatally Struck Girl in 2006 Careens Into Utility Pole (Advance)
    • Midwood: In Midst of Stabbing Rampage, Murderer Runs Down Stephen Tanenbaum, 62 (AP, NYT)

Injuries, Arrests and Property Damage

    • Morningside Heights: Cab Overturns in Collision; Four Injured (DNAinfo)
    • Gravesend: Off-Duty School Bus Driver Arrested for Drunk Driving After Crashing into FDNY Vehicle (Post Blotter)
    • Fresh Meadows: Man Arrested for Hitting, Tailgating Another Driver's Car in Road Rage Incident (YourNabe)
    • Chelsea: Two Cabs Crash Near Eighth Avenue Bike Lane; One Injured (DNAinfo)
    • Murray Hill: Four Injured in Three-Car Collision (DNAinfo)
11-Year-Old Russell Smith was killed crossing Grand Concourse. Photo via ##http://www.nydailynews.com/ny_local/2011/02/16/2011-02-16_11yearold_boy_killed_trying_to_cross_busy_street_in_bronx.html##Daily News##
11-year-old Russel Smith was Killed Crossing Grand Concourse. Photo: ##http://www.nydailynews.com/ny_local/2011/02/16/2011-02-16_11yearold_boy_killed_trying_to_cross_busy_street_in_bronx.html##News##

In the Region, Out of Town

    • Clifton, NJ: Construction Worker Killed Attempting to Cross Garden State Parkway (Star-Ledger)
    • Woodbridge, NJ: Motorcyclist Drives Off Road, Fatally Crashes Into Utility Pole (Star-Ledger)
    • Yonkers Man Killed After Crashing Truck Into Tree (Advocate)
    • Woodbridge, NJ: Crash Throws Driver Onto Hood of Second Car on Garden State Parkway (Star-Ledger)
    • NYC Woman Driving With Child Among 12 Charged With DUI in Westchester, Rockland, Putnam Counties (LoHud)

Following Up

    • Court Decreases Settlement Payout to Woman Who Lost Leg When Hit by City Bus (News)
    • Brooklyn Man Who Fatally Struck Yeshiva Teacher, Injured Two Others Could Face 25 Years in Prison (Post)
    • MTA Bus Driver Tested for Drugs, Alcohol After Running Down Bronx Man (News)

Other News

    • City Council Passes Bills Requiring NYPD to Collect Pedestrian, Cyclist Crash Data (Streetsblog 1, 2, Gothamist)
    • New York Drivers to Face Harsher Penalties for Using Cell Phones (Reuters)
    • Chicago Driver Sued for Updating Facebook Page During Crash that Killed 70-Year-Old Man (CBS)
    • New iPhone App Attempts to Prevent Crashes (Business Insider)

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

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