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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.

Fatal Crashes (2 killed this week, 11 this year, 3 drivers charged*)

    • Midwood: 58-Year-Old Pedestrian Hit by One Driver, Fatally Struck by a Second in Hit-and-Run (ABC 7, NY1)
    • Staten Island: Nelson Coelho, 23, Struck Trying to Cross SI Expressway (Post)

Injuries, Arrests and Property Damage

    • Greenwich Village: 63-Year-Old Pedestrian Hospitalized With Head Injuries After Driver Hits Her (DNA)
    • UWS: Crash Involving Cab Driver Injures Pedestrian, Sends Vehicle Into Scaffolding (DNA)
    • Bronx: Man Driving Tractor-Trailer Illegally on Hutchinson River Pkwy Crashes Into Overpass, Injures Bridge Inspectors (DNA, Post)
    • Midtown: Ten Injured in Collision on Park Avenue (DNA)
    • Crown Heights: Two-Car Crash on Eastern Parkway Leaves Seven Injured, Six Seriously (DNA)
    • Dyker Heights: Four Pedestrians Struck in Two Separate Crashes; No Criminality Suspected (News)
    • Tompkinsville: Drunk Driver Smashes Into Pole, Injuring Passenger (Post Blotter)
    • Sunnyside: Driver Injured After Her SUV Flipped in Two-Car Crash (Advance)
    • New Brighton: Woman Driving With Suspended License, 3-Year-Old Son in the Backseat Nearly Runs Down Cop (Advance)
    • Cypress Hills: Carjacker Crashes Minivan Into Divider During Police Chase (DNA)

In the Region, Out of Town

    • New Hyde Park, NY: Man Fatally Crashes Car Into Building (New Hyde Park Patch)
    • Centereach, NY: Driver With Previous Conviction Arrested for DWI at 120 MPH (FoxNY)
    • East Farmingdale, NY: Drunk Driver Rear-Ends Car, Seriously Injuring His Wife (NBC NY)
    • Bedford, NY: Man Arrested for Driving Drunk at Three Times the Legal Limit With Child in the Car (LoHud)
    • Athens, Greece: Director Theo Angelopoulos Fatally Struck by Off-Duty Cop on Motorcycle While Crossing the Street (AP)

Following Up

    • Brooklyn DA’s Office Reviewing Mathieu Lefevre Hit-and-Run (Streetsblog)
    • Funeral Services Held for Dashane Santana (DNA, Fox)
    • Related: CB3 Transpo Committee Wants Comprehensive Traffic Study on Delancey (Lo-Down)
    • Bronx Man Sentenced to 17 Years for Shooting a 13-Year-Old Boy in a Parking Space Dispute (DNA)
    • City Councilmember Wants to Rename Street After Slain Queens Civic Leader Pat Dolan (Times Ledger)
    • Two Pedestrians Struck by State Police in Separate Incidents Recovering in Hospital (LoHud)
    • Bronx Man Petitions to Sue City for Crash He Says was Caused by Broken Traffic Lights (Post)

* Based on latest available reports

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