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The Weekly Carnage

The Weekly Carnage

2:50 PM EDT on April 20, 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.

13-year-old Henry Garcia was riding his bike home in Bensonhurst when he was fatally struck by an SUV driver who fled the scene. Photo via ##

Fatal Crashes (5 killed this week, 52 this year, 4 drivers charged*)

    • Bensonhurst: Henry Garcia, 13, Killed By Hit-and-Run Driver While Riding Bike (Post)
    • UES: Daniel Martinez, 27, Killed Riding Bike (News, DNA, Post)
    • Harlem: Victor Felix, 57, Run Down By Alleged Drunk Driver (Post)
    • Related: Court Document Details Aftermath of Crash That Killed Victor Felix (Streetsblog)
    • Bronx: Paul Lynch, 37, Killed Trying to Cross Bruckner Expressway (News)
    • Lincoln Tunnel: 31-Year-Old Motorcyclist Crashes Into Cab (DNA)

Injuries, Arrests and Property Damage

    • LES: Man Crossing East Broadway Injured By Truck Driver (DNA)
    • Bk Heights: Cab Driver Hits Five-Year-Old Boy, Leaving Him Brain Dead; No Charges (News 12)
    • Lower Manhattan: UPS Worker Critically Injured By FDNY Inspector in SUV Who Drove Onto the Sidewalk (News)
    • Soundview: Hit-and-Run Driver Critically Injures Two People Crossing Bruckner Blvd (Post Blotter)
    • Inwood: Cyclist Struck at Broadway and Riverside (Streetsblog)
    • Bensonhurst: Hit-and-Run Driver Leaves 75-Year-Old Man in Critical Condition (Post Blotter)
    • Williamsburg: Livery Cab Driver Smashes Into Bus Shelter, Injuring Woman, Then Flees Scene (News)
    • Coney Island: Driver Runs Red, Hits Mother Crossing With Children (Post Blotter)
    • Riverdale: Motorcyclist Clinging to Life After Crash on Henry Hudson Parkway (DNA)
    • Midtown: Cab Driver Slams Into Building in Collision With Truck; Three Injured (DNA)
    • Concord: Motorcyclist Injured in Crash With Car (Advance)
    • Astoria: Two Injured in Two-Vehicle Collision (Times Ledger)
    • Rockaway Beach: Elementary School Teacher Arrested for DWI (Post Blotter)

In the Region, Out of Town

    • Elizabeth, NJ: Single-Car Crash Kills Driver, Critically Injures Passenger (Star Ledger)
    • Old Lyme, CT: SI Woman, Three Children Remain Hospitalized After Their Car Crashed, Rolled Into Ditch (Advance)
    • Ridge, NY: Driver on Prescription Drugs Falls Asleep, Crashing and Killing Two Passengers (Post)
    • Ithaca, NY: Possibly Distracted Driver Crashes Into Coffee Shop, Injuring Customers (Ithaca Journal)

Following Up

    • Driver Convicted in Killing of Francesca Maytin Is Behind the Wheel Again (Streetsblog)
    • Vacca Calls for Thorough NYPD Inquiry Into Death of Cyclist David Oliveras (Streetsblog)
    • Lefevre Family Has Day in Court Fighting for Information From NYPD (Voice)
    • Ex-OEM Spokesperson Avoids Jail Time, Pays $895 Fine With Plea Bargain for DWI Crash (Post)
    • Ex-NBA Player Jayson Williams Speeds Off in SUV After Release from Rikers for DWI Sentence (News)

*Based on latest available reports

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