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The Weekly Carnage

2:34 PM EST on March 2, 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 (4 killed this week, 31 this year, 4 drivers charged*)

    • Fresh Meadows: 40-Year-Old Pedestrian Struck By Driver on Union Turnpike; No Charges (DNA)
    • UWS: 26-Year-Old Passenger Killed After Driver Crashes Into Concrete Median on Henry Hudson Pkwy (DNA)
    • Norwood: Kwame Awtwi, 51, Crashes Car Into Pole (DNA, Post Blotter)
    • East NY: 66-Year-Old Passenger Killed, One Critical After Two-Car Collision; "No Criminality" (DNA, Post)

Injuries, Arrests and Property Damage

    • St. Albans: Driver Crashes Through Storefront, Injuring Self and Five Others (Times-Ledger)
    • East Williamsburg: Pedestrian Struck at Grand and Vandervoort (@NYScanner)
    • South Richmond Hill: Pedestrian Struck By MTA Bus Driver (DNA)
    • Crown Heights: Five Injured in Three-Car Crash on Eastern Parkway (DNA)
    • South Jamaica: Pedestrian Reportedly Hit By Tanker Truck Driver on Van Wyck Expressway (Times-Ledger)
    • Chelsea: Three Injured After Driver Crashes Minivan Into Building (DNA)
    • Brownsville: Hit-and-Run Driver Clips Pedestrian in the Leg (Post Blotter)
    • Great Kills: Man's Leg, Pelvis Broken in Head-On Collision With Drunk Driver (Post Blotter)
    • East NY: Drunk Cop Crashes Patrol Car Into Pole, Refuses Breathlyzer Test;  Two Supervisors Disciplined (DNA, News)
    • Parkchester: Livery Cab Driver Crashes Through Gate Into House; "No Criminality" (CBSNY)
    • Corona: Driver Drags Wife Clinging to SUV After Argument (Post Blotter)
    • Travis: Teen Arrested for Driving With Almost Twice the Legal Blood-Alcohol Level (Post Blotter)

In the Region, Out of Town

    • Congers, NY: Teen Driver Fatally Strikes 74-Year-Old Pedestrian Crossing the Street (LoHud)
    • Bernards Township, NJ: Teen Passenger Killed After Speeding Driver Crashes Into Trees (Jersey-Journal)
    • Southeast, NY: Drunk Driver Pulled from Flaming Wreckage After Driving Off Road, Flipping Car (LoHud)
    • Bowling Green, OH: Wrong-Way Driver Kills Self, Three College Students; Two Others Injured (AP)

Following Up

    • Cabbie Struck By Drunk SUV Driver Has Leg Amputation, Remains in Coma (News)
    • NJ Man Charged With Murder for Running Over Girlfriend Held on $3 Million Bail (Post)
    • Ex-Assistant Bronx DA Pleads Guilty to Drunk Driving, Avoids Jail Time (News)
    • Driver in 2010 Upstate Megabus Crash That Killed Four Acquitted of Murder (News)

* Based on latest available reports

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