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The Weekly Carnage

The Weekly Carnage

1:30 PM EDT on May 10, 2013

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 (3 Killed Since April 27, 69 This Year; 3 Drivers Charged*)

  • Bay Ridge: Driver Fatally Strikes Senior in Crosswalk at Fourth Avenue and 82nd Street; No Charges (Streetsblog)
  • Morris Heights: Alexander Johnson, 66, "Loses Control," Crashes SUV Into Vehicles Stopped at Traffic Light (News)
  • South Jamaica: Motorcyclist Rudolf Wellington, 32, Crashes After Hitting Guardrail on Van Wyck Expressway (TL)

Injuries, Arrests and Property Damage

    • Chelsea: Taxi Driver Strikes Cyclist; Two Arrested on Undisclosed Charges (Streetsblog)
    • Clinton Hill: Woman Thrown From Bike After Collision With Driver (DNA)
    • Gravesend: 12-Year-Old Boy Suffers Head Trauma When Driver Hits Him (Post, Streetsblog)
    • Borough Park: School Bus Driver Runs Over 12-Year-Old Boy on Bike (Post, DNA)
    • South Williamsburg: Two Children Seriously Injured in Crash; CIS Requested (@NYScanner)
    • Greenpoint: School Bus-Van Collision at McGuinness Blvd. Sends Vehicle Crashing Into Building (DNA)
    • Williamsbridge: SUV Driver Strikes 7-Year-Old Boy; Victim Hospitalized in Stable Condition (News 12)
    • Williamsburg: School Bus Driver Hits, Overturns Parked Car (@NYScanner)
    • Brighton Beach: Driver Slams Into Storefront (Bklyn Daily)**
    • Park Slope: Van Thief Crashes, Flees Scene Before Driving on Sidewalk (Bklyn Paper)**
    • Gravesend: Vehicle Overturns, Pinning Driver (@NYScanner)
    • Great Kills: Driver Crashes Into School, Suffers Minor Injuries (Advance)**
    • St. Albans: Man Escapes Knifepoint Robbery, Is Struck by Driver (Post)
    • Bed-Stuy: Off-Duty School Safety Agent Caught Passed Out Behind Wheel; Charged With DWI (Post)
    • BQE: Tractor-Trailer Driver Flips Vehicle Under Brooklyn Bridge, Pinning Car (Gothamist)
    • Port Morris: Truck Driver Pinned After Crashing Into Pole (@NYScanner)
    • Canarsie: Two Construction Workers in Truck Bucket Lift Injured When Vehicle Flips (NY1)

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

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