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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.

Erica Abbott was fatally struck by a driver while riding her bike on Bushwick Avenue. Photo: ## ##Gothamist##
Erica Abbott was fatally struck by a driver while riding her bike on Bushwick Avenue. Photo: ## ##Gothamist##

Fatal Crashes (5 killed this week, 103 this year, 16 drivers charged*)

    • Williamsburg: Cyclist Erica Abbott, 29, Killed by Mercedes Driver; No Charges (Streetsblog, News)
    • Corona: Pedestrian Fatally Struck Crossing the Street; No Criminality Suspected (Post Blotter)
    • Midtown: Parking Attendant Denuld Prophete, 64, Killed Moving Car in Garage (DNAinfo)
    • East New York: Motorcyclist Karam Rampersaud, 21, Dies After Rescuers Drop Car That Pinned Him; Driver Issued "Failure to Yield" Summons (Post)
    • Great Kills: Grisly SUV Crash Kills Passenger Angel Rivera, 18, Injures Others; Driver Charged With Homicide (WABC, WPIX, Post, Advance)

Injuries, Arrests and Property Damage

    • Upper West Side: Victim of 60 MPH Hit-and-Run Left in Coma (News)
    • Flatbush: Man Steals, Crashes Livery Cab After Arguing With Driver Over Fare (Post Blotter)
    • Bay Ridge: Police Seek Driver Who Almost Hit Traffic Agent to Avoid Getting a Summons (Post Blotter)
    • New Brighton: Driver of Stolen Car Leads Police on Chase Before Crashing Into Fence (Post Blotter)

In the Region, Out of Town

    • Keeseville, NY: Woman Fatally Backs Over Father's Girlfriend in Driveway (Post)
    • Concord, NY: Sisters Fatally Struck by Truck Driver After Running Stop Sign (AP)
    • Exeter, RI: Two Teen Girls Killed After Their Car Flips on Dark Road (CBS)
    • Birmingham, UK: Sixth Man Charged With Murder in Hit-and-Run Deaths of Three Pedestrians (Fox)

Following Up

    • Tour Bus Driver Charged With Manslaughter in Bronx Crash That Killed 15 (News, NYT)
    • LI Driver in Fatal 2010 Head-On Crash Faces Five to Ten Years (AP)
    • Ex-SNL Comic Darrell Hammond Sues Over LI Crash That Left Him Injured (News)

Other News

    • “Bowtie of Death” Ped Safety Improvements Underway (Streetsblog)
    • Did NYC Make Allstate's List of Cities With the Safest Drivers? (CBS)
    • DOT Suggests Fifth Avenue Camera in Park Slope Might Be a Decoy (Patch)

* Based on latest available reports

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