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.

A livery cab driver crashed into a department store in the Bronx, killing 1 and injuring 6. Photo:##http://www.nydailynews.com/ny_local/2011/04/21/2011-04-21_livery_cab_spins_out_of_control_crashes_into_bronx_storefront_killing_woman_61.html##News##

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)

Kenneth Cascio was killed when he crashed his scooter into a minivan on Staten Island. Photo:##http://www.silive.com/eastshore/index.ssf/2011/04/staten_island_man_42_killed_in.html##Advance##

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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