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The Weekly Carnage

The Weekly Carnage

3:21 PM EDT on May 4, 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 (11 killed this week, 68 this year, 4 drivers charged*)

    • Bed-Stuy: Maria Tripp, 47, Run Down by Secret Service Agent on Atlantic Ave.; No Charges (Streetsblog)
    • Crown Heights: Priscilla Wells, 56, Struck Crossing Eastern Pkwy on Mobility Scooter; No Charges (DNA, News, NY1)
    • Soho: Dan Fellegara, 29, Hit By Cab Driver After Falling Down in Street; No Charges (Streetsblog)
    • Soundview: Julian Ramos, 17, Dies From Injuries Following Hit-and-Run (Post Blotter, Streetsblog)
    • Bronx River Pkwy: Jacob Nunez, 85; Ana Julia Martinez, 81; Maria Gonzalez, 45; Maria Nunez, 39; Jocelyn Gonzalez, 10; Niely Rosario, 7, and Marly Rosario, 3; Killed in Mini-Van Crash (NYT, News)

Injuries, Arrests and Property Damage

    • West Village: 70-Year-Old Woman Crossing Street Struck, Injured By Cab Driver (DNA)
    • Mott Haven: Hit-and-Run Driver Mows Down 2 on Sidewalk, Leaving One Paralyzed (Post)
    • University Heights: 2 Adults, 1 Child Injured in Crash Caused by Livery Driver Attempting U-Turn (DNA)
    • Union Square: Cab Driver Runs Over, Pins Pedestrian; Driver: Victim "Fell In Front of My Car" (Post)
    • South Beach: Teen Critically Injured in Multi-Car Crash on Father Capodanno Blvd (DNA, Advance)
    • Downtown BK: Driver Injured After Crashing, Flipping Car on BQE (DNA)
    • Cambria Heights: 8 People, Including 3 Children, Injured in Crash on Southern State Pkwy (DNA)
    • Kew Gardens: School-Safety Agent Charged With DWI After Crashing Into Fence (Post Blotter)
    • Prospect Lefferts Gardens: Cop Injured After Driver T-Bones Cruiser (Post)
    • East Village: Off-Duty Cop Arrested for DWI Following Crash (Post Blotter)

 In the Region, Out of Town

    • Titusville, FL: Woman Fatally Backs Over Toddler With SUV in Parking Lot (AP)
    • Montreal, Canada: Cab Driver Caught on Tape Running Over Man Following Altercation (News)
    • Ravena, NY: Motorcyclist Arrested for Driving 170 MPH; Held on $20K Bail (AP)
    • West Allis, WI: Man Dies in Crash En Route to See His Mother, Killed Hours Before in Hit-and-Run (AP)
    • Yonkers, NY: Wrong-Way Hit-and-Run Driver Charged With DWI, Gun Violation (LoHud)

Following Up

    • DOT Installs Speed Sign Near Site of Crash That Killed 5-Year-Old Timothy Keith (DNA)
    • Driver in Queensboro Bridge Crash That Killed Pedestrian, Passenger Turns Down Plea Deal (Post)
    • Families of Two SI Crash Victims File Wrongful Death Suits Against Drivers, Car Owners (Advance)
    • Retrial Begins for Man Accused of Putting Woman in Coma Over Village Parking Spot (Post)

*Based on latest available reports

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