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The Weekly Carnage

3:06 PM EDT on April 22, 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 (2 killed this week, 50 this year, 5 drivers charged*)

    • Bronx: 61-Year-Old Woman Killed, Six Injured After Livery Cab Driver Crashes Through Storefront (Post, News)
    • Staten Island: Kenneth Cascio, 42, Fatally Crashes Scooter Into Minivan (Advance)

Injuries, Arrests and Property Damage

    • Upper West Side: Food Delivery Cyclist Struck By Jeep Driver (DNAinfo)
    • Brooklyn Heights: Driver Crashes Into Promenade (Bklyn Paper)
    • Bushwick: Drunk Sanitation Worker Smashes Garbage Truck Into Oncoming Vehicle (News)
    • Staten Island: Driver Pinned in Wreckage of Staten Island Expressway Crash (Advance)
    • East Elmhurst: Hit-and-Run Driver Sends 16-Year-Old Pedestrian to Hospital (Post Blotter)
    • Park Slope: Four Pedestrians Hospitalized After SUV Driver Jumps Curb, Slams Into Crowd (Bklyn PaperNews)
    • Four-Car Crash in Holland Tunnel Injures Five (Post)

In the Region, Out of Town

    • Cherry Hill, NJ: NYC Woman Killed, CT Man Seriously Injured in Collision on NJ Turnpike (Courier Post)
    • Riverhead, NY: One Killed, Several Injured After Tractor-Trailer Crashes Into School Bus (WPIX)
    • Bellmore, NY: LI Cop Fatally Strikes 63-Year-Old Pedestrian (CBS Local, Post)
    • Elizabeth, NJ: 10-Year-Old Boy in Critical Condition After "Hitting" Moving Car (Star Ledger)
    • Cleveland: Four Hospitalized After Driver Plows Car Into Crowd at McDonald's Hiring Event (News)
    • Atlanta: 16-Year-Old Driver Faces Homicide Charges for Crash that Killed His Mother (News)
    • Danielson, CT: Drunk Driver Arrested Twice in One Night (Post)

Following Up

    • Driver Who Killed Two LI Teens in Red Light-Running Crash Offered Plea Deal (NBC NY)
    • Former Yankees and Mets Pitcher Dwight Gooden Receives Five Years Probation for DUI in Hackensack (New Milford Patch)
    • 76-year-old Bronx Man Fatally Struck By City Bus in February Identified (Wired PR News)

Other News

    • New Countdown Clocks Along Queens Blvd. Will Tell Peds How Much Time Remains Before "10 Lanes of Traffic Roar Into Action" (YourNabe)
    • Manhattan Beach Group Threatens Protest Against Traffic-Calming Bike Lane in Name of Safety (Courier-Life)
    • Lefferts Gardens Residents to City: Fix the Dangerous Intersection of Parkside and Ocean (Bklyn Paper)
    • Bloomberg Administration Abandons Crash Tax Proposal (City Room)
    • NJ Transportation Commissioner Considers Lifting Truck Ban on Garden State Parkway (CBS Local)
    • NJ Senator Introduces Legislation to Protect Evidence in Fatal Hit-and-Run Crashes (News of Cumberland Co.)

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

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