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, 76 This Year; 3 Drivers Charged*)

  • Soundview: Manuel Verdesoto, 82, Struck by Unlicensed Driver While Crossing Street (Streetsblog)
  • Woodhaven: Driver Hits 73-Year-Old Rafael Diaz Crossing Atlantic Ave.; No Charges (DNA)
  • Elmhurst: Elba Granizo, 75, Hit by Driver Making Left Turn; No Charges (Streetsblog)
  • Bay Ridge: Pedestrian, 30, Struck By Driver in April, Dies from Injuries (Streetsblog)***
  • Sheepshead Bay: Yuliya Hermanska, 27, Killed in March by Curb-Jumping Driver Who Ran Red; No Charges (Streetsblog)***
  • Williamsburg: Janice Brown, 21, Ejected From Car When Driver Crashes Near BQE (Post, News 12)
  • LIC: Daniel Nieves, 32, Crashes Motorcycle Into Tree on Vernon Blvd. (TL)

Injuries, Arrests and Property Damage

  • Park Slope: Driver With Learner’s Permit Backs Onto Sidewalk, Hits Three Children (Post)**
  • Broad Channel: Teen Driver Doing 100 MPH Causes Three-Car Crash, Injures 10 (WNBCNews)
  • East Flatbush: Pedestrian Struck, Pinned Under Vehicle (@NYScanner)
  • Highbridge: Child Struck, Seriously Injured by Driver; CIS Responds (@NYScanner)
  • Kew Garden Hills: Crash Leaves Victim Unconscious; CIS Notified (@NYScanner)
  • Bronxdale: Motorcyclist Hit, Injured; CIS Requested (@NYScanner)
  • Flatlands: Motorcyclist Struck by Driver; CIS Responds (@NYScanner)
  • East New York: Driver With Four Times Legal BAC Hits Parked Car, Police Cruiser (Post)
  • Port Richmond: Driver Hits Utility Pole, Causing Power Outages (Advance)
  • Rockaways: Off-Duty MTA Train Operator Arrested for DWI After Passing Out in Car (Post Blotter)

*Based on latest available reports

**Incident in which a vehicle left the roadway

***Fatality included in yearly, but not weekly, total

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