The Weekly Carnage

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 (1 killed this week, 21 this year, 3 drivers charged*)

  • Staten Island: Eric Perry, 51, Killed After Fire Truck Responding to Burning Car Runs Red, Collides With Van; 3 Critically Injured (CBS Local, City Room, News)

Injuries, Arrests and Property Damage

  • Manhattan Man First To Be Charged Under NY DWI Interlock Device Law (Post, YourNabe)
  • Gothamist Newsmap: 3 Unidentified Pedestrians Struck Since March 10 (Gothamist)
  • Queens: Man Accused of Plotting Suicide Bomb Attack in Subway Tries to Kill With Car Instead (Post)
  • Dongan Hills, SI: Several Injured in Multi-Car Crash (Advance)
  • Queens: Two Drivers Box In Out-of-Control Motorist on Grand Central Parkway (News)
  • Midtown: Taxi Driver Rejects Fares and Runs Them Over, Critically Injuring One (NYT, News, DNAinfo)
  • Crown Heights: Motorist Crashes Into McDonald’s Window and Play Space; No Charges (Post)
Athony Loreto was critically injured by a cab driver after a dispute. Photo via ##http://www.nydailynews.com/news/ny_crime/2011/03/07/2011-03-07_cabbie_nixes_bx_trip_runs_down_fares.html##Daily News##

In the Region, Out of Town

  • Westport, CT: Driver Crashes Into Storefront, Blames Stuck Gas Pedal (CBS Local)
  • Jersey City: 6-Year-Old Boy Hospitalized After Hit-and-Run (Jersey Journal)
  • Suffolk, LI: Teen Injured in LI Expressway Crash Charged With Driving While Impaired By Drugs (Newsday)
  • Franklin Township: Driver Critically Injured When Ejected from Car After Losing Control (News of Cumberland County)
  • Yorktown, NY: Bronx Woman Killed, Companion Injured Crossing Flooded Road; No Charges (Post)
  • Smithtown, LI: Woman Driving Drunk Clocked at 140 MPH on Sagtikos Parkway (MyFoxNY)
  • Lakewood Township: Driver Killed After Car Veers Into Median of Garden State Parkway (Star Ledger)
  • Commack, LI: Man Charged Under Leandra’s Law for Drunk Driving With 15-Year-Old Daughter (CBS Local)

Following Up

  • Queens Man Who Put Woman in Coma Over Parking Space Indicted For Assault (News, Post)
  • Man Who Drove Drunk in 2010 Fatal Wrong-Way Crash on LI Expressway Sentenced to 10.5 Years (News)
  • Court Throws Out $1.8M Award in Red Light-Running Bus Crash; Says Victim Wasn’t Careful Enough (Post)
  • Taint of Nassau Crime Lab Leads Judge to Overturn Conviction in Serious DWI Crash (NYT, Post)
  • One Year After Her Death, Megan Charlop’s Community Health Legacy Endures (News)
  • Former Jets Player Braylon Edwards Wants Breathalyzer Results Tossed (DNAinfo)

Other News

  • Sen. Gillibrand and Rep. Bishop Push for Tougher Teen Driving Standards (CBS Local)
  • Study Finds 30% of Younger People Text and Drive, Over 60% Use Handheld Phones (CBS)

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

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