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.

Fatal Crashes (3 killed this week, 37 this year, 5 drivers charged*)

  • Fordham: Ghana Ghalley, 24, Run Down in Crosswalk By Van Driver; Two Tickets Issued (News, Streetsblog)
  • Borough Park: 69-Year-Old Man Crossing New Utrecht Avenue Struck By Van Driver; No Charges (News)
  • Broad Channel: 23-Year-Old Driver Ejected from Seat After Crashing Into Tree, Utility Pole (News)
  • Flushing: 65-Year-Old Man Struck By Hit-and-Run Driver (DNA)**
  • East NY: Margaret Myers, 69, Run Down By Domino’s Driver Who Fled Scene (Post, DNA)**
  • Rosedale: Joseph Brown, 29, Rear-Ends Box Truck on Rockaway Blvd.; Four Injured (Times Ledger)**

Injuries, Arrests and Property Damage

  • Flatbush: Six Injured in Three-Car Crash at Church and Albany (DNA)
  • Springfield Gardens: Minivan Driver Cutting Through Funeral Procession Causes Crash That Leaves 16 Injured, One Critically (Post)
  • Midtown East: Cabbie Crashes Into Duane Reade, Pinning Pedestrian (DNA)
  • Tribeca: Driver Strikes, Seriously Injures Pedestrian Near Chambers and Greenwich (DNA)
  • Silver Lake: Convicted Drunk Driver Passes Out in Vehicle After Sideswiping Parked Cars (Post Blotter, Advance)
  • Gramercy Park: Cyclist Critically Injured After Being Struck Twice on Second Avenue; Neither Driver Charged (DNA)
  • Washington Heights: Unlicensed Driver in Stolen Car Injures Pedestrian, Passenger (Post Blotter)
  • Tottenville: Off-Duty Cop Charged With DWI After Clipping Vehicle, Driving Onto Lawn (Advance)
  • Whitestone: Two Injured in Crash on Whitestone Bridge (Times Ledger)
  • Fordham Manor: Driver Charged With Assault After Dragging Cop in Attempt to Flee (Post Blotter)
  • Greenpoint: Alleged Drunk Driver Rear-Ends Car on Nassau Avenue (NY Shitty)
  • Graniteville: Unlicensed Driver Caught in Stolen Car (Post Blotter)

In the Region, Out of Town

  • Union Township, NJ: 79-Year-Old Pedestrian Fatally Struck Crossing the Street (
  • Victoriaville, Quebec: Man Uses Texts Exchanged With Girlfriend Before Fatal Crash in Anti-Texting Campaign (News)
  • Cortlandt, NY: Driver Who Helped Rescue Classmates in 2008 Crash Killed After Hitting Utility Poles; Two Passengers Injured (LoHud)
  • Huntington Station, NY: Police Search for Hit-and-Run Driver Who Killed LI Pedestrian (News)
  • Seymour, CT: 15-Year-Old Passenger Killed in Crash After Driver Tried Fleeing From Police (AP)

Following Up

  • Overhaul Expected for East NY Precinct Involved in Cop Drunk Driving Scandal (DNA)
  • Police Release Surveillance Footage of Hit-and-Run Driver Who Killed Bronx Pedestrian Dawn Affoumani (Post Blotter)
  • Pedestrian Fatally Struck Crossing Union Turnpike Identified as 50-Year-Old Mohinder Singh (Times Ledger)
  • Driver in Henry Hudson Parkway Crash That Killed Passenger Charged With Homicide (DNA)

*Based on latest available reports
**As these crashes occurred prior to last Friday, they are not reflected in the weekly figure.