The Weekly Carnage

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.

Wagner College nursing student Ron Tillman was killed while riding his bike on Staten Island. His was one of three deaths this week resulting from hit-and-runs. Photo via ##http://www.silive.com/northshore/index.ssf/2012/02/mom_of_staten_island_hit-and-r.html##Advance##

Fatal Crashes (8 killed this week, 25 this year, 4 drivers charged*)

  • Grymes Hill: Cyclist Ron Tillman, 29, Killed in Hit-and-Run (Advance, DNA)
  • Soundview: Dawn Affoumani, 42, Killed By Hit-and-Run Driver Crossing Street (DNA)
  • Cypress Hills: 67-Year-Old Woman Killed Crossing the Street By SUV Driver; “No Criminality Suspected” (DNA, Post Blotter)
  • Flatbush: Jeanniot Jean, 71, Killed By Two Drivers While Crossing Street to Meet Girlfriend (News)
  • Harlem: Luis Rosado, 75, Killed By Hit-and-Run Livery Cab Driver a Block from His Home (Post, News)
  • Ozone Park: Darren Green, 41, Fatally Crashes Livery Cab Into Pole (DNA)
  • LES: Two Killed, One Injured in Head-On Crash on FDR Drive (DNA)
  • Astoria: Lizardo Aldana, 89, Struck By Drunk SUV Driver Who Tried to Flee Scene (Post, News)**

Injuries, Arrests and Property Damage

  • East Village: Hit-and-Run Driver Crashes Into Taxi, Injuring Driver and Two Passengers (Post)
  • Crown Heights: 12 Injured After Driver Hits MTA Bus (DNA)
  • West Village: Minivan Driver Jumps Curb, Destroying Glass-Walled Art Studio and Injuring Two (DNA)
  • East Williamsburg: Two Children Struck By Driver (DNA)
  • Downtown BK: MTA Bus Driver Crashes Into Scaffolding After Attack from Passenger (Post Blotter)
  • Harlem: Driver Whose License Had Been Suspended 49 Times Busted Making Illegal U-Turn (Post Blotter)
  • UES: Men Crash Stolen DEP Truck Into Four Cars, Barber Shop While High on Drugs (Post)
  • Cross BX Expressway: Tractor-Trailer Jack-Knifes, Spilling Fuel and Closing Two Lanes (DNA)
  • Manhattan: SUV Driver Runs Over Times Photographer Bill Cunningham’s Foot (Gothamist)
  • Mariners Harbor: Unlicensed Driver Assaults Officer During Traffic Stop, Tries to Flee (Post Blotter)

In the Region, Out of Town

  • Glen Cove, NY: Driver Killed, Three Injured After Crashing Car Into Concrete Wall (NBCNY)
  • Nanuet, NY: Woman Attempting to Cross Road Killed By Teen Driver Who “Didn’t See” Victim; No Charges (LoHud)
  • Chesterfield, NJ: School Bus-Dump Truck Crash Kills Girls, Injures Two Other Children (CBS)
  • Westport, CT: Yankee Sportscaster Bob Lorenz Charged With DWI After Passing Out at Intersection (Post)

Following Up

  • Driver Cleared By NYPD Found Negligent in Death of Cyclist Rasha Shamoon (Streetsblog)
  • Driver Who Fatally Doored Cyclist Jasmin Herron Will Face Maximum 30-Day Sentence or $500 Fine (News)
  • Drunk Driver Who Killed 89-Year-Old Queens Man Arraigned on Second-Degree Vehicular Manslaughter (Times Ledger)
  • Family of Woman Fatally Struck by MTA Bus Settles Suit Against City for $1M (Advance)

* 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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