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The Weekly Carnage

1:19 PM EDT on October 21, 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.

Mathieu Lefevre was killed by a truck driver while 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

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