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The Weekly Carnage

The Weekly Carnage

2:55 PM EDT on May 20, 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 (3 killed this week, 62 this year, 6 drivers charged*)

    • Jamaica: Miguel King, 25, Killed, 10 Injured After MTA Bus Driver Collides with SUV in JFK Parking Lot (News)
    • Bayside: DOT Worker Errol Wilson, 59, Crushed By Mack Truck Driver While Repaving Cross Island Parkway (News)
    • Woodlawn: Motorcyclist Zahir Wright, 32, Killed After Hitting Divider on Bronx River Parkway (Post Blotter)

Injuries, Arrests and Property Damage

    • UWS: Two-Car Crash at Columbus and 72nd Street (Streetsblog)
    • Soho: Van Driver Crashes Into Truck, Injures Cyclist and Three Others (DNAinfo)
    • UWS: Van Driver Jumps Curbs, Crashes Into Light Pole (Streetsblog)
    • Pleasant Plains, SI: Driver Tries Running Over Father, Charged With Assault (Post Blotter)
    • Long Island City: Speeding Driver Crashes After Descent of Queensboro Bridge Ramp (Post)
    • Midtown: Cab Driver Crashes Into Starbucks (NY1)
    • Greenwich Village: Driver Pins Plainclothes Officer, Leads Police Chase After Being Told to Leave Drug Arrest Scene (DNAinfo, News)
    • Kensington: Driver Cuts Off NYPD Emergency Services Truck, Leads Low-Speed Chase (Courier Life)

In the Region, Out of Town

    • Weehawken, NJ: At Least Five Injured in SUV/Commuter Bus Crash Near Lincoln Tunnel (NorthJersey)
    • Floral Park, NY: Teen Taking Driving Lesson Fatally Runs Down 9-Year-Old on Sidewalk (Post)
    • Deer Park, NY: Bakery Truck Driver Killed in Collision with LIRR Train (CBSNY)
    • Summerville, SC: Man Steals Police Car, Drives 100 MPH Before Crashing Into Truck (Post)

Following Up

    • Delancey Street Pedestrian Struck by Garbage Truck Driver Dies from Injuries (Lo-Down)
    • Squadron and Chin Call For Safety Fix at Essex and Delancey (DNAinfo)
    • NYPD Ticket-Fixing Probe Reveals DWI Cover-Up (News)
    • Driver of Food Truck That Exploded in Tribeca Charged With Reckless Endangerment (DNAinfo)
    • Mother of Staten Island Man Killed in 2010 Crossing the Street Sues Driver (Advance)
    • Jets Player Braylon Edwards To Challenge Breathalyzer Results in DWI Trial (News)

Other News

    • Fort Greene Leads Brooklyn in Bike Crashes (Bklyn Paper)
    • Need to Check Your Blood Glucose While Driving?  Ford's Working on an App for That (HuffPo)

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

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