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 (5 Killed This Week, 151 This Year, 12 Drivers Charged*)

    • Mott Haven: Ignecio Cubano, 69, Run Down by Semi Truck Driver in Crosswalk; NYPD: “No Criminality Suspected” (DNANews, Post)
    • Upper West Side: Unidentified Delivery Man Killed on Columbus Avenue; NYPD: “No Criminality Suspected” (Gothamist)
    • South Ozone Park: Bicyclist Ramon Russel, 37, Struck by Tractor-Trailer Driver in Parking Lot; NYPD: “No Criminality Suspected” (PostNews)
    • Gravesend: Chenugor Dao, 60, Killed, Others Injured After SUV Drivers Collide, Plow Into Family on Sidewalk; NYPD: “No Criminality Suspected” (Streetsblog 1, 2)
    • Little Neck: Pedestrian Struck on Douglaston Pkwy (@NYScanner)

Injuries, Arrests and Property Damage

  • UWS: Pedestrian Hit by SUV Driver Near Central Park; Victim “Likely to Die” (DNA, Gothamist)
  • UWS: Two Pedestrians Struck, Seriously Hurt in Separate Columbus Ave Crashes (@NYScanner 1, 2)
  • UES: Drunk Driver Smashes Into Vehicle, Attempts to Flee (Post Blotter)
  • Carroll Gardens: Driver Arrested After Flipping Car Near Court and Smith Streets (PMFA)
  • Gramercy: Off-Duty Firefighter Charged With DWI After Clipping Vehicle (Post Blotter)
  • Midtown: Hit-and-Run Driver Injures Cop on Foot in Times Square (DNANews)
  • UWS: Man Struck, Injured Near Central Park (DNA)
  • Broad Channel: One Injured in Three-Car Collision That Left Car in Flames (Times Ledger)
  • Tremont: Car Crash Leaves Victim Pinned, Seriously Injured (@NYScanner)
A driver was arrested after flipping his car on a residential street in Carroll Gardens. Photo: ##http://pardonmeforasking.blogspot.com/2012/12/car-flip-on-huntington-street-last-night.html##PMFA##

In the Region, Out of Town

  • Hastings-on-Hudson, NY: Bronx Man Fatally Struck by Driver Who Plunged Off Embankment (Patch)
  • Saddle Brook, NJ: One Killed After Drivers Crash, Overturn Cars Off Highway Median (NJ.com)
  • North Salem, NY: Drivers Airlifted, Hospitalized Following Three-Car Crash (LoHud)
  • Mahwah, NJ: Three Injured in Multi-Vehicle Crash After Driver Strikes Tractor-Trailer (Mahwah Patch)

Following Up

  • Drunk Driver Who Crashed Off Queensboro Bridge Ramp, Killing One, Indicted for Manslaughter (Post)
  • Queens DA Richard Brown Gives Probation to Driver Charged for DWI Pedestrian Death (Streetsblog)
  • NYPD Ran Down Deceased Bronx Dirt Biker, Injured One Other: Witness (News)
  • Riverdale Press Dissects the Failed Drunk Driving Case Against Kevin Spellman
  • Bus Driver Acquitted of Manslaughter for the Deaths of 15 Hopes to Drive Again (Post)

*Based on latest available reports

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