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The Weekly Carnage

5:00 PM EST on February 3, 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.

Fatal Crashes (5 killed this week, 16 this year, 3 drivers charged*)

    • Grant City: Colleen Mallon Dizeo, 48, Dies From Injuries After Truck Driver Runs Her Down; Police: Death Appears Accidental (Advance)
    • Major Deegan Expressway: Daniela Abreu, 16; Jose Henriquez, 22; Eduardo Nunez, 30, Killed, Two Others Critically Injured in High-Speed Crash (News, Post)
    • UES: 31-Year-Old Passenger Killed By Hit-and-Run Driver on FDR Drive (DNA)

Injuries, Arrests and Property Damage

    • Sunset Park: Hit-and-Run Driver Critically Injures Pedestrian; Driver Later Turns Self In (News 1, 2)
    • Jamaica: Pedestrian in Serious Condition After Driver Hits Him (DNA)
    • Hudson Square: Cyclist Seriously Injured After Hitting Lane Divider Near Holland Tunnel (DNA)
    • Forest Hills: Several Injured in Two-Car Crash on Jackie Robinson Parkway (Times Ledger)
    • Williamsbridge: Pedestrian Struck Near Bronx River Parkway (DNA)
    • Bulls Head: Driver Hospitalized With Life-Threatening Injuries After Crashing Into Pole (Advance)
    • Greenpoint: Photos: Another Crash on McGuinness Blvd. (NY Shitty)
    • SI: Police Arrest Four for DWI, One After She Crashed Into Fence, Parked Car (Advance)
    • Lower Manhattan: Van Catches Fire in Foley Square (DNA)

In the Region, Out of Town

    • Mahwah, NJ: Rockland County Man Dies From Injuries in Head-On Collision (AP)
    • Yonkers, NY: 89-Year-Old Pedestrian Hospitalized After Being Struck By Driver (LoHud)
    • Highland, NY: Driver Killed After Hitting Embankment, Overturning Car (Poughkeepsire Journal)
    • New Haven, CT: Police Chase Ends With Car Crashing Through House, Critically Injuring Resident (Hartford Courant)
    • Gainesville, FL: Ten Injured, 18 Killed in Multi-Vehicle Highway Crash Blamed on Fog, Smoke (News)

Following Up

    • Security Video of Fatal Hit-and-Run Doesn’t Match NYPD Descriptions (Streetsblog)
    • Crossing Time Where 12-Year-Old Dashane Santana Was Run Down One of the City's Shortest (DNA)
    • Accused Drunk Driver Who Killed 6-Year-Old Queens Girl Sentenced to Probation, Avoids Prison Time (News, Streetsblog)
    • Wrong-Way Driver Pleads Guilty to Driving Drunk in Fatal Westchester Crash; Faces Three to Nine Years in Prison (Post)
    • Boxer Who Survived Cross-Bronx Expressway Crash Recovers from Coma, Returns Home (News)
    • Man Killed on SI Expressway Apparently Left There by NYPD After Car Breakdown (Advance)

* Based on latest available reports

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