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The Weekly Carnage

The Weekly Carnage

1:40 PM EDT on May 13, 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 (4 killed this week, 59 this year, 6 drivers charged*)

    • Williamsburg: Moses Englender, 4, Dragged By Meat Truck Driver While Riding Tricycle; No Charges Expected (News)
    • Elmhurst: José Antonio Guevara, 35, Killed Crossing Grand Central Parkway; No Criminality Suspected (Post Blotter)
    • Hell's Kitchen: Timothy White, 29, Dragged by Drunk Tour Bus Driver (NYT, Post, Gothamist)
    • Astoria: 46-Year-Old Motorcyclist Thrown from Bike on Grand Central Parkway (Astoria Times)

Injuries, Arrests and Property Damage

    • Lower East Side: Private Trash Hauler Critically Injures Woman at Essex and Delancey (Streetsblog)
    • Jackson Heights: Gunshot Victim's Ambulance Crashes, Injuring At Least Three (YourNabe)
    • Upper West Side: Detective’s Son Injures Pedestrian, Flees Scene, Is Not Arrested (News)
    • Richmond Hill: Drunk Driver "Loses Control," Crashes, Escapes from Burning Car (Post Blotter)
    • Queens: Tour Bus Driver With 16 License Suspensions Leads Police on High Speed Chase (News)
    • Harlem: Motorcyclist Hospitalized After Falling Off Bike Near Harlem River Drive Entrance (DNAinfo)
    • Midwood: Driver Slams Into Bagel Shop, Seriously Injures Two Pedestrians; Witness Claims Driver Was Speeding (News, NBC NY)
    • Rego Park: Three Injured After Driver Hits Accelerator While Trying to Park, Crashes Into Nail Salon (Astoria Times)
    • Sheepshead Bay: Drunk Driver Arrested After Trying to Drive Into Club (Courier Life)
    • Bronx: Non-TLC Cab Driver Leads Chase After Receiving Summons; Charged with Reckless Endangerment (Post)

In the Region, Out of Town

    • Darien, CT: Drunk Driver Crashes Into Tractor Trailer, Killing Two and Injuring Three (CBS NY)
    • Ventura, CA: Hummer Driver Charged in String of Drunk Hit-and-Runs That Injured 5 and Killed a Cyclist in a Bike Lane (Gothamist)
    • Springfield, NJ: Drunk Driver Going Wrong Way on Interstate 78 Crashes Into Tractor Trailer, Kills Passenger (Star Ledger)

Following Up

    • Bronx Hit-and-Run Driver Who Killed Pedestrian in November Pleads Guilty, Faces Up to Three Years (News)
    • Breathalyzer-Giving Highway Cops Fixed Tickets (NYT)
    • Related: Fixers Got Tickets to Yankees, Mets, and Giants Games (News)

Other News

    • NYC Marks “Decade of Road Safety” With Launch of City’s First 20 MPH Zone (Streetsblog)
    • Skeletons, Not 20 MPH Speed Limit, Draw Media Attention (NYT, WSJ)
    • Google Lobbies for Legislation in Nevada to Allow for Self-Driving Cars, Texting Behind the Wheel (NYT)

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

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