Skip to Content
Streetsblog New York City home
Streetsblog New York City home
Log In

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.

Mathieu Lefevre was killed by a truck driver while riding his bike on Morgan Avenue in East Williamsburg. Photo: ##
Mathieu Lefevre was killed by a truck driver riding his bike on Morgan Avenue in East Williamsburg. Photo: ##

Fatal Crashes (3 killed this week, 124 this year, 18 drivers charged*)

    • St. Albans: Yoyia Jones, 40, Struck by Hit-and-Run Driver Blocks From Her Home (News)
    • East Williamsburg: Cyclist Mathieu Lefevre, 30, Hit by Truck Driver Who Left the Scene (Gothamist 1, 2; Streetsblog)
    • Elmhurst: George Gibbons, 37, Passenger in a Livery Cab, Killed by Wrong-Way Driver on the LIE (Post)

Injuries, Arrests and Property Damage

    • Harlem: Five Injured in Multi-Car Crash on Harlem River Drive (DNAinfo)
    • Park Slope: Two Cars Crash on 4th Avenue; Witness Says One Driver Ran a Red (Brooklyn Spoke)
    • Hawtree Basin: Van Driver Fleeing the Scene Crashes Through Fence, Lands on Boat (Post)
    • East Harlem: Firefighters Rescue Pregnant Woman Trapped in Car After Crash With Dump Truck (DNAinfo)
    • Bayside: Two Teens Arrested for Stealing an SUV and Crashing It as They Fled Police (Times Ledger)
    • Dongan Hills: Driver Arrested for DWI after Illegally Backing Down Street (Post Blotter)

In the Region, Out of Town

    • Hillburn, NY: Truck-Car Crash Kills One on NYS Thruway (New City Crash)
    • Ramapo, NY: NYC-Bound Tour Bus Driver Rear-Ends Tractor-Trailer; Eight Injured (AP)
    • Babylon, NY: Man Arrested for Driving Drunk With Kids in the Car Following Rear-End Collision (NBC NY)
    • Riverhead, NY: Tour Bus Driver Arrested for DWI; Passengers Said They Didn't Notice Erratic Driving (Post)

Following Up

    • Bronx Teen Hit-and-Run Victim Meets FDNY Medics Who Rescued Him; Driver Still Not Found (News)
    • Hyde Park Man Who Killed Teen in a Drunk Driving Motorcycle Crash Sentenced to Up to Nine Years (CBS NY)
    • New Bill Would Make It Harder for Leandra's Law Drivers to Avoid BAC Monitor Installation in Cars (Daily Politics)
    • Related: Families of Drunk Driving Victims Want Stricter Laws to Close Ignition Interlock Device Loophole (CBS NY)

Other News

    • Tribeca Intersection Where a 3-Year-Old Was Struck by Cab Driver Will Finally Get a Traffic Signal (DNAinfo)
    • NYPD Data: Texting/Cellphone Talking/Facebooking Were the Leading Causes of Crashes in August (News)
    • DOT Hell’s Kitchen Study Produces Slate of Pedestrian Safety Upgrades (Streetsblog)
    • Transportation Alternatives Finds Midtown the City’s Most Dangerous Place to Walk (Crain’s, Post)
    • Related: Queens' CB 12 Identified as the Second-Most Dangerous District in the Five Boroughs (Times Ledger)
    • Staten Island Pols Advocating for Speed-Limit Camera Legislation (Advance)
    • BlackBerry Outage Linked to Massive Drop in Traffic Crashes (Streetsblog)
    • Research Suggests Teen Driver Habits Don't Improve Much With More Time Behind the Wheel (NPR)

* Based on latest available reports

Stay in touch

Sign up for our free newsletter

More from Streetsblog New York City

SUV Driver Kills Girl, 3, in Harlem, Wounds Mom And Young Brothers

The girl's death marks another grim entry into a crisis of pedestrian traffic deaths this year.

July 12, 2024

Moped and E-Bike Safety Legislation Becomes State Law

Retailers must register mopeds at the point of sale, in addition to giving new owners safety information, under new legislation signed by Gov. Hochul on Thursday.

July 12, 2024

Roadway Dining May See Dramatic Decline Under Eric Adams As Deadline Looms

Fewer than two dozen restaurants are in the pipeline for roadside seating, according to public records.

July 12, 2024

Opinion: Congestion Pricing Is A Compromise

Alternatives paths to cut congestion and pollution and fund the MTA make congestion tolls look like a cheap parlor trick.

July 12, 2024

Friday’s Headlines: Department of Victim Blaming Edition

Traffic deaths in the city are on pace to reach their highest number since at least 2013 — and DOT is reportedly blaming "jaywalking." Plus more news.

July 12, 2024
See all posts