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The Weekly Carnage

The Weekly Carnage

2:16 PM EST on January 20, 2012

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.

12-Year-Old Dashane Santana was fatally struck by a van driver while she was crossing Delancey Street at Clinton Street. The driver remained at the scene and is not expected to face charges. Photo via ##

Fatal Crashes (2 killed this week, 9 this year, 3 drivers charged*)

    • LES: Dashane Santana, 12, Struck Twice by Van Driver While Crossing Delancey; No Charges Expected (Post, Gothamist)
    • Kew Gardens Hills: Passenger Beatrice Perlitsh, 82, Killed in Two-Car Crash; "No Criminality Suspected" (DNAinfo, Times Ledger)

Injuries, Arrests and Property Damage

    • Harlem: Crash That Injured Motorist Blamed on Icy Roads (DNAinfo)
    • Bensonhurst: MTA Bus Driver Hits Two Pedestrians, Trapping One Underneath (DNAinfo)
    • St. Albans: Driver Seriously Injured After Crashing and Flipping SUV; "No Criminality Suspected" (Post)
    • Bayside: At Least One Injured in Two-Vehicle Crash (Times Ledger)
    • Sheepshead Bay: Photo: Cyclist Struck On Ocean Ave, Shore Parkway (Sheepshead Bites)
    • Clinton Hill: Garbage Truck Driver Crashes Into Vacant Storefront, Injuring Three (NY1)
    • Washington Heights: Unlicensed Drunk Teen Driver Slams Into Car, Putting One Victim in a Coma (Post Blotter)
    • Fordham Manor: Man Driving Stolen Car Arrested for Reckless Driving (Post Blotter)
    • Corona: Off-Duty Sanitation Worker Arrested for DWI (Times Ledger)
    • Grant City: Truck Driver Knocks Down Utility Pole, Fire Hydrant (Advance)

In the Region, Out of Town

    • Jersey City, NJ: Driver Police Say Was Drunk or High Kills Two in Crash (CBS NY)
    • Brentwood, NY: Driver Kills LI Pedestrian (WSJ)
    • Amagansett, NY: News Correspondent Richard Threlkeld Killed in Crash With Oil Tanker (WSJ)
    • Java, NY: Driver Dies After Her Car Flips Into Pond Off Snowy Road (WSJ)
    • Temple, TX: School Bus Flips Following Crash With Tractor-Trailer; 32 Injured (CBS)
    • Mount Kisco, NY: Pedestrian Critically Injured by NY State Police Car (LoHud)

Following Up

    • Dump Truck Driver Who Killed Laurence Renard Never Charged; Widower Files Wrongful Death Suit (Post)
    • LI Man Charged With Leaving the Scene of Fatal New Years Crash (WPIX)
    • SI Driver Pleads Guilty to Vehicular Homicide in DWI Crash That Killed Two Friends (Post)
    • Police: Teen Driver Who Fatally Struck Delivery Man in Brooklyn Ran a Red (Times Ledger)
    • Driver Convicted of Criminally Negligent Homicide in 2003 East Harlem Crash Might Not Serve Jail Time or Lose License (Post)
    • Family of SI Man Who Died Following Van-Fire Truck Crash Sues City, Van Driver (Advance)
    • Parents of Seven-Year-Old LI Girl Killed in Drunken Limo Crash Settle Lawsuit Against Driver, Limo Company (Long Beach Patch)

* Based on latest available reports

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