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 (3 Killed This Week, 83 This Year; 4 Drivers Charged*)

  • UWS: Ariel Russo, 4, Run Down by 17-Year-Old Unlicensed Driver During NYPD Chase; Russo’s Grandmother Hospitalized; Driver Charged With Manslaughter (Streetsblog 1, 2)
  • East Harlem: Woman Riding Bike, 25, Killed by Two Cab Drivers at Park Ave. and 125th St.; Driver, NYPD Blame Victim; “No Criminality” (DNANewsPost)
  • East Harlem: Cyclist Marvin Ramirez, 18, Struck by Motorist at Park Ave. and E. 108th St.; NYPD Blames Victim; No Charges Filed (Streetsblog)

Injuries, Arrests and Property Damage

  • Soho: Dump Truck Driver Hits Man in Wheelchair, Trapping Him for 30 Minutes; “No Criminality” (Post)
  • Washington Heights: Driver Feeling Police Hits Subway Entrance and Injures Pedestrian (DNA)**
  • Kensington: Sanitation Worker May Lose Leg After Truck Driver Rear-Ends GarbageTruck (Gothamist)
  • Bed-Stuy: Child Struck, Seriously Injured by Driver (@NYScanner)
  • Jackson Heights: Seven Suffer Minor Injuries in Three-Car Crash at 35th Ave. and 81st St. (Streetsblog)
  • LES: Motorcyclist Injured in Crash With Truck at Essex and Broome (DNA)
  • DUMBO: SUV Driver Crashes Near Sand Street Bike Lane (@BrooklynSpoke)
  • Foxhurst: Ambulance Driver Rushing to Shooting Collides With Vehicle, Critically Injuring Driver (Post)
  • Gowanus: Drunk Driver Runs Red and Hits Livery Cab, Sending It Into Building (Post Blotter)**
  • Highbridge: NYPD Detective Arrested for Drunk Driving (News)
  • East New York: Off-Duty Rookie Cop Arrested for DWI (Post Blotter)
  • Mariners Harbor: Unlicensed Driver Busted for DWI in Parking Lot (Post Blotter)
*Based on latest available reports
** Incident in which a vehicle left the roadway
  • Clarke

    “Name withheld” but biased police report leaked with ease!

  • Larry Littlefield

    With two deaths on Park Avenue, it might be worth noting what I think should be done with the street.

    I think it should be turned into a “bicycle boulevard,” which is to say a series of short local streets for motor vehicles with bicycles allowed to go through, end to end.

    I prefer that solution for the East Side to the protected bike lanes on 1st and 2nd Avenues, which are the best N/S alternative for trucks and buses, which everyone agrees we need even if they believe no one needs to have their own motor vehicles.

    If Park was only used by motor vehicles going someplace on the street, and forced by light timing to go slowly, running a light might still lead to a collision, but not a fatal one.

  • BSBE

    AS A FRIEND OF “NAME WITHHELD” i AM OUTRAGED THAT WITH LITTLE OR NO INVESTIGATION ; SHE IS BEING BLAMED BY THE POLICE!!!!! WHAT IS GOING ON!!!!

  • BSBE

    AS A FRIEND OF “NAME WITHHELD” i AM OUTRAGED THAT WITH LITTLE OR NO INVESTIGATION ; SHE IS BEING BLAMED BY THE POLICE!!!!! WHAT IS GOING ON!!!!

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