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The Weekly Carnage

3:35 PM EDT on May 18, 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 (9 killed this week, 81 this year, 6 drivers charged*)

    • Willets Point: Cyclist Mireya Gomez, 50, Struck By Driver on Roosevelt Avenue; No Charges (Streetsblog)
    • Kips Bay: 76-Year-Old Man in Wheelchair Hit Crossing East 23rd St.; "No Criminality" (DNA)
    • Richmond Hill: Rohan Singh, 47, Run Down By Hit-and-Run Driver (Times Ledger)
    • Sunnyside: Gabriel Hernandez, 24, Waiting to Cross Street, Hit By Drunk Cabbie; Driver Faces Homicide Charges (Post, DNA)
    • Bay Ridge: Adam Nicholson, 40, Crashes SUV Into MTA Bus, Utility Pole; 3-Year-Old in Backseat Unharmed (DNA)
    • Hunts Point: Raylin Heredia-Delacruz, 23, Killed After Crashing Motorcycle Into Bus (News)
    • Jackson Heights: Motorcyclist and Passenger Killed in Collision With MTA Bus (DNA)
    • Bushwick: Motorcyclist Barron Sanders, 47, Crashes Into Vehicle Four Blocks From Home (DNA)
    • UES: Elderly Man on Crutches Struck By Truck Driver While Crossing 1st Ave. (Post, City Room)**
    • Hell's Kitchen: 23-Year-Old Pedestrian Struck By Private Garbage Truck; "No Criminality" (Gothamist)**
    • Sheepshead Bay: Jamal Iqbal, 23, Killed in Head-On Crash With Driver Going 90 MPH; Driver Charged With Homicide (Post, News)**
    • East Flatbush: 32-Year-Old Passenger Killed in Drunk Driving Crash (Post Blotter)**
Rohan Singh was fatally struck by a hit-and-run driver in Richmond Hill on the morning of May 13. Photo: ##http://www.timesledger.com/stories/2012/20/richhillhitandrun_fh_2012_05_17_q.html##Times Ledger##
Rohan Singh was fatally struck while crossing the street in Richmond Hill by a driver who fled the scene. Photo: ##http://www.timesledger.com/stories/2012/20/richhillhitandrun_fh_2012_05_17_q.html##Times Ledger##

Injuries, Arrests and Property Damage

    • UWS: Driver Hits 20-Year-Old Pedestrian, Leaving Him in Traumatic Arrest (DNA)
    • Tremont: Pedestrian Hit at East Tremont Ave. and Third Ave. (Streetsblog)
    • Flatbush: Pedestrian Struck Crossing Ditmas Blvd. (DNA)
    • Sunset Park: 3-Year-Old Boy Hit By SUV Driver at 4th Ave. Intersection (DNA)
    • East NY: Teenage Boy Unconscious After Being Struck By Driver (DNA)
    • Borough Park: Hit-and-Run Driver Leaves 5-Year-Old Boy With Head Trauma in Parking Garage (Post)
    • Rosedale: Three Injured in Muti-Vehicle Crash (Times Ledger)
    • Williamsburg: Tractor-Trailer Driver Injures Pedestrian at Flushing Ave. (DNA)
    • Bayside: SUV Driver Slams Into Utility Pole; At Least One Hospitalized (Times Ledger)
    • St. Albans: Driver Hits Off-Duty Cop, Flees Scene (Post Blotter)

In the Region, Out of Town

    • Lawrence, NJ: Driver Receives Traffic Summons in Fatal Crash With Cyclist (Times of Trenton)
    • Franklin Township, NJ: Man Killed, Boy Seriously Injured By Van Driver; No Charges (Star Ledger)
    • Norwalk, CT: 16-Year-Old Driver Using Cell Phone Arrested for Crash That Killed Jogger (AP)
    • Brewerton, NY: Pedestrian Struck, Critically Injured After Attempting to Cross Highway (AP)
    • Bethlehem Township, NJ: NYC Man Killed After Crashing Into Parked Tractor-Trailer (Hunterdon Co.)

Following Up

    • Dashane Santana’s Grandmother Fights to Rename Dangerous Delancey For Slain Teen (DNA)
    • Streetsblog Files TLC Complaint Over Reported West Village Fatality (Streetsblog)
    • Man Who Killed Sister Mary Celine Graham in NYPD Chase Pleads to Murder (Streetsblog)
    • Family of SI Drunk Driving Victim Clara Almazo Sues Mets, Bar Owner (Advance)
    • Parents Want Safety Improvements Near School Following Death of UPS Worker Run Down on Sidewalk (DNA)

*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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