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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.

Fatal Crashes (1 killed this week, 65 this year, 7 drivers charged*)

    • Harlem: Leonia White, 89, Killed, Other Pedestrians Injured After Pickup Truck Driver Crashes and Jumps Curb; NYPD: "No Criminality Suspected" (Post, Streetsblog)

Injuries, Arrests and Property Damage

    • Soho: Pressure-Washing Worker Hospitalized With Second-Degree Burns After Truck Catches Fire (DNAinfo)
    • Bronx: Teen Steals Car, Drives Against Traffic, Crashes Into Parked Car (Post Blotter)
    • Staten Island: Man Driving Drunk With Two Children in Car Arrested Under Leandra's Law (Post Blotter)
    • Staten Island: Tw0-Vehicle Crash Overturns Car Near Outerbridge Crossing (Advance)
    • Bed-Stuy: Two-Year-Old Critically Injured by SUV Driver (News)
    • Auburndale: Firefighters Rescue Man Trapped Under His Car After Trying to Move It (YourNabe)
    • Midtown: Man and Child Injured in Three-Car Crash on Broadway (DNAinfo)

In the Region, Out of Town

    • Virginia: Four Passengers Killed in NYC-Bound Bus Crash After Driver Falls Asleep; Lawmakers Push for Regulation (News 1, 2, NYT)
    • Milford, CT: Metro-North Train Hits Car, Driver and 7-Year-Old Daughter Injured (CT Now)
    • Ridge, NY: Drunk Driver Collides Head-On With Car Driven By Off-Duty Cop (CBS NY)

Following Up

    • Staten Island Double Hit-and-Run Killer to Serve No More Than Five Years (Streetsblog)
    • LI Pharmacy Owner Arrested for Prescribing Drugs to Teen Driver Who Ran Over a Woman on Her Lawn (Post)
    • Two Charged With Reckless Driving in Drag Racing Crash That Injured a Queens Family (Post)
    • Police Use License Plate Scanner to Identify BMW Involved in Crash That Injured a Traffic Agent (DNAinfo)
    • Cop’s DWI Would Have Been Fixed If He Hadn’t Resisted Arrest (News)

Other News

    • Greenwich Village Businesses Want Traffic Calming, Ask For Speed Bump (DNAinfo)
    • City Hopes to Guilt Drivers Into Not Running Down Harlem School Kids (DNAinfo)

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

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