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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.

Cyclist Joseph Granati was killed at the intersection of Avenue T and West 9th Street in Gravesend on April 24. Photo:##http://www.thelmagazine.com/TheMeasure/archives/2011/04/25/brooklyn-cyclist-killed-in-gravesend-yesterday##The L Magazine##
The intersection of Avenue T and West 9th Street in Gravesend where cyclist Joseph Granatic was killed. Photo:##http://www.thelmagazine.com/TheMeasure/archives/2011/04/25/brooklyn-cyclist-killed-in-gravesend-yesterday##The L Magazine##

Fatal Crashes (1 killed this week, 53 this year, 5 drivers charged*)

    • Gravesend: Driver Hits and Kills Cyclist Joseph Granati, 39; No Charges Filed (News)
    • East Flatbush: Cyclist James Pierre, 23, Struck and Killed on April 15; No Charges Filed (YourNabe)**

Injuries, Arrests and Property Damage

    • Washington Heights: Cop Dragged on Sidewalk by Joyriding Teen Motorcyclists (Post)
    • Jackson Heights: Unlicensed Drunk Driver Nearly Crashes Into Oncoming Traffic on BQE (Post Blotter)
    • Williamsburg: NYPD Provides No Info on Mysterious Four-Car Pile-Up (Gothamist)
    • Throggs Neck: Three Teens Hospitalized After Speeding, Flipping Car on Sidewalk (Post)
    • Stapleton, SI: Three Injured in Crash That Overturns Car (Advance)
    • Elm Park, SI: Cops Chase Drunk Driver Speeding at Over 100 MPH (Post Blotter)
    • Jackson Heights: Pedestrian Crossing at Roosevelt Ave Left Critically Injured in Hit-and-Run (Post Blotter)
    • Sunnyside, SI: Driver Injured After Crashing Into Parked Truck (Advance)
Four vehicles, including an MTA mobile wash unit truck, were left smashed in Williamsburg. NYPD did not provide information. Photo:##http://gothamist.com/2011/04/28/storytime_a_mysterious_multi-car_pi.php#photo-2##Gothamist##
Four vehicles, including an MTA mobile wash unit truck, were left smashed in Williamsburg. NYPD did not have information. Photo:##http://gothamist.com/2011/04/28/storytime_a_mysterious_multi-car_pi.php#photo-2## Gothamist##

In the Region, Out of Town

    • Eastern Texas: Times Square Church Founder David Wilkerson Killed in Crash (City Room, HuffPo)
    • North Hills, NY: Drunk Driver Caught Speeding at 126 MPH on LI Expressway (NBC NY)
    • Poughkeepsie, NY: Drunk Driver Arrested Twice in One Night (Fox)
    • Monroe Township, NJ: Two Killed, One Injured in Motorcycle, SUV Crash (Gloucester Co. Times)
    • Los Angeles: 76-Year-Old Killed When Car Plunges From Third Floor of Parking Garage (News)

Following Up

    • Assistant Bronx DA Charged in DWI Crash After 2009 Drunk Driving Arrest Was Voided By Cops (News)
    • Driver Who Killed SI Advance Editor Charged With Vehicular Homicide (Advance)
    • Family of Megan Charlop Suing City For Lack of Bike Lane on Crotona Ave (News)

Other News

    • Illinois to Track Dooring Crashes (Transpo Nation)
    • City Council, DOT Expect Speed Signs to Slow Drivers in SI, Bronx (Advance, Post)
    • For Safer Streets, Traffic Lights and Stop Signs Aren’t the Answer (Streetsblog)

*Fatalities within the five boroughs. Information based on latest available reports.
** Reflected in year-to-date fatality count.

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