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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, 98 this year, 14 drivers charged*)

    • Corona: Twenty-Five-Year-Old Woman Killed By Minivan Driver While Crossing Corona Avenue; "No Criminality" (Post Blotter)

Injuries, Arrests and Property Damage

    • Williamsburg Bridge: Four Vehicles Crash on Bridge; "Few Injuries" Reported (Bowery Boogie)
    • UWS: Speeding Lexus Driver Injures Two Pedestrians, One Critically; Flees Scene (Post)
    • South Ozone Park: Off-Duty Cop Charged With DWI After Crashing Into Parked Car (Post Blotter)
    • Brooklyn Bridge: Man Dragged 300 Feet After Confronting Driver Who Hit His SUV (Gothamist)
    • Port Richmond: Police Cruiser Hits Five-Year-Old Boy Walking to Soccer Practice (Post)
    • Flushing: Minivan Driver Fleeing Police Strikes, Hospitalizes Pedestrian (News)
    • Port Richmond: Driver Crashes Into Hair Salon, Injuring Four (NY1)
    • UES: Parked Van Bursts Into Flames; No Injuries (DNAinfo)
Rosanny Marte, her mother and grandmother were killed driving back to Manhattan from a trip to Disney World. Photo:## Mail##
Rosanny Marte, her mother and grandmother were killed driving back to Manhattan from a trip to Disney World. Photo:## Mail##

In the Region, Out of Town

    • North Carolina: Three Generations of Manhattan Women Killed After Their SUV Flips on Highway (Post)
    • Monroe, NJ: Tour Bus/Tractor-Trailer Crash on NJ Turnpike Leaves Over a Dozen Injured (NBC NY, WABC)
    • Southampton, NJ: SI Man Killed, One Seriously Injured in Collision With Tractor-Trailer (Advance)
    • Newark, NJ: Driver and Passenger Killed in Crash While Fleeing State Police (AP)
    • Linwood, NJ: Four Teens Killed, Four Injured After Their SUV Crashes on the Garden State Parkway (AP)

Following Up

    • Did Illegal Parking Contribute to the Crash That Killed Jeffrey Axelrod? (Benepe’s Bike Blog)
    • Squadron, Chin and Stringer Call on DOT for Safer Delancey, Again (DNAinfo, Villager)
    • LI Motorcyclist Faces Three to Nine for DWI Crash That Killed Teen Fixing Bicycle Flat (YourNabe)
    • Chicago Man Charged With Reckless Homicide in DWI Collision With Bicyclist (Chicago Sun Times)

Other News

* Based on latest available reports

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