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.

Left: Carlos Carlo, 65 was returning home from a walk when he was killed by a hit-and-run driver in Rochdale. Right: Carlo’s granddaughter and daughter, Samantha and Melissa Martin. Photo: ##http://newyork.cbslocal.com/2013/02/15/nypd-queens-man-killed-in-early-morning-hit-and-run/##Mona Rivera/1010 WINS##

Fatal Crashes (5 Killed Since 2/9, 31 This Year; 0 Drivers Charged*)

  • Rochdale: Carlos Carlo, 65, Killed By Hit-and-Run Driver Crossing Rockaway Blvd. (Streetsblog)
  • Hunters Point: NYPD Officers in Cruiser Strike and Kill Man at Queensbridge Houses (Post)
  • Woodhaven: Driver Kills 67-Year-Old Man Stepping Off Ped Island on Woodhaven Blvd. (DNA)
  • Bushwick: Ella Bandes, 23, Struck By MTA Bus Driver, Dies from Injuries; No Charges (Streetsblog)
  • South Jamaica: Driver Crashes Into Light Pole, Reported Dead (@NYScanner)

Injuries, Arrests and Property Damage

  • Midtown: SUV Driver Jumps Curb and Slams Into Saks, Leaving 90-Year-Old Pedestrian in Critical Condition (News)**
  • Related: Manhattan DA: Driver Who Jumped the Curb and Hit Senior Not Reckless (Streetsblog)
  • Fort Greene: Van Driver Leaves 13-Year-Old Boy in Critical Condition; No Charges  (PatchPostGothamistNYT)
  • Bay Ridge: Hit-and-Run Driver Seriously Injures 15-Year-Old Boy Crossing Fourth Ave. (Gothamist)
  • Harlem: SUV Driver Slams Into Idling Bus, Injuring 11 (PostNewsDNAGothamist)
  • Washington Heights: Man in Serious Condition After Being Struck By Driver; AIS Dispatched (@NYScanner)
  • Bushwick: School Bus Crash Leaves 14 Injured, Including 11 Children (DNA)
  • Silver Lake/Jamaica: Two School Buses Hit on First Day Back from Strike; 13 Suffer Minor Injuries (DNA)
  • Castle Hill: Cops Face Firing for Covering Up “Minor” Curb-Jumping Van Crash (News)**
  • Morningside Heights: Pedestrian Injured in Taxi-FedEx Truck Collision (DNA)
  • Bulls Head: Drug Suspect Drags Cop 100 Feet; Charged With Assault, Reckless Endangerment (Post Blotter)
  • Graniteville: Drugged Driver Intentionally Rams Stolen Car Into House, Injuring Occupant (Post Blotter)

In the Region, Out of Town

  • Montgomery Twp, NJ: “Melrose Place” Actress Sentenced to Three Years for DWI Crash That Killed 60-Year-Old (Post)
  • Indianapolis, IN: Staten Island EMT Killed in Crash That Trapped Him and Other Occupant in Ambulance (Post)
  • Old Westbury, NY: Driver Who Fell Asleep, Killing Nassau Cop on LI Expressway, Avoids Prison Time (LongIsland.com)
  • Poughkeepsie, NY: Driver “Loses Control” of Car, Kills 74-Year-Old Man Walking on Shoulder (Post)
  • Buenos Aires: Drunk Driver Kills Cyclist, Continues Driving for 10 Miles With Corpse on Windshield (News)
  • Bayonne, NJ: Staten Island Driver Who Blacked Out Before Three-Car Crash Charged With DWI (Advance)

Following Up, Other News

  • To Avoid Trial, DA Dan Donovan Grants Hit-and-Run Killer a Max of 1-3 Years (Streetsblog)
  • Queens Man Sentenced to Up to Seven Years for DWI Crash That Trapped Driver in Flaming Cab (Post)
  • Schoolmate Honors Hit-and-Run Victim Ronald Tillman Through Cycling Advocacy (Wagner Mag)
  • Streets Still Perilous After Hit-and-Run Deaths of Terence Connor and Mathieu Lefevre (Bushwick Daily)
  • New York DMV No Longer Describes Traffic Crashes as “Accidents” (Streetsblog)
  • Giants Lineman David Diehl Pleads to DWI for Astoria Crash, Is Prohibited From Driving (Post)

*Based on latest available reports
**Incident in which a vehicle left the roadway

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