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The Weekly Carnage

2:36 PM EST on December 2, 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.

Fatal Crashes (4 killed this week, 141 this year, 19 drivers charged*)

    • Midtown West: 58-Year-Old Man Fatally Struck By Motorcyclist; No Charges (AP)
    • Forest Hills: 68-Year-Old Pedestrian Hit By Driver; NYPD: "No Criminality Suspected" (Times Ledger)
    • Kings Highway: Van Driver Killed After Ramming Center Island (AP)
    • Bayside: Farook Husseil, 57, Passenger, Killed Exiting Car on Clearview Expressway (Times Ledger)
    • Hollis: Pat Dolan, 72, Struck Crossing Street on Her Way to CB Transportation Committee Meeting; No Charges (City Room, Times Ledger, Streetsblog)**
    • Upper West Side: Daniela D'Ercole, 32, Run Down By SUV Driver; "No Criminality Suspected" (DNAinfo)**
    • Van Wyck Parkway/Brooklyn Queens Expressway: Unnamed BMW Driver, Motorcyclist Marvin Dunn, 28, Killed in Separate Crashes (News, Post Blotter)**
    • Chelsea: Jack Vanleuvan, 61, Succumbs to Injuries After Red Light-Running Police Van Driver Left Him Comatose (Post)**

Injuries, Arrests and Property Damage

    • Williamsburg: Drunk Coffee Truck Driver Mows Down 90-Year-Old Pedestrian, Attempts to Flee Scene (Post, CBS Local)
    • Midtown East: Multi-Car Crash on FDR Drive Leaves Seven Injured, One Seriously (DNAinfo)
    • Lower East Side: Allegedly Drunk City Employee Speeding on FDR Drive Crashes Into Minivan; Two Hospitalized (Post)
    • Lower East Side: Daily News Delivery Truck Driver Crashes Into Restaurant, Injuring Self and Passenger (DNAinfo)
    • Borough Park: Driver Hits Woman With Traffic Cone in Dispute Over Parking Spot (Post Blotter)

In the Region, Out of Town

    • Coram, NY: Motorcyclist Killed in Crash With Left-Turning Driver (AP)
    • Uniondale, NY: Teen Driving Drunk Slams Into Brick Wall, Killing Passenger (Fox NY)
    • East Islip: Drunk Driver Crashes Into Guardrail Taking Shooting Victim to Hospital (Post)
    • Westerly, RI: NY Arts Patron Killed Walking With Daughter Near Vacation Home (DNAinfo)

Following Up

    • Driver in April Queensboro Bridge Crash That Killed One Suing City for Negligence (Post)
    • NJ Man Who Admitted to Driving Drunk Won't Face Manslaughter Charges for Fatal Hit-and-Run (News)
    • No Charges for Speeding Driver Who Demolished Section of Snug Harbor Brick Wall (NY1)
    • Anonymous Tip Leads to Arrest in Connecticut of Driver in Fatal Crash of Maspeth Bar Owner (News)

* Based on latest available reports
** As these crashes occurred prior to last Friday, they are not reflected in the weekly figure.

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