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; 95 This Year; 5 Drivers Charged*)

  • Sunset Park: Cyclist Killed by Hit-and-Run Truck Driver; Post Rules Crash an “Accident”
  • Kensington: Ngozi Agbim, 73, Killed by Truck Driver; Locals Want Safer Intersection (Streetsblog 1, 2)
  • Gramercy: Boris Kiderman, 80, Struck by MTA Bus Driver on Third Ave.; “No Criminality” (DNA)
  • Livingston: Paul Lipka, 40, in Motorcycle Crash, Dies from Injuries (AdvanceNews)
  • Hillcrest: Antonio Ferruccio, 59, Crashes Motorcycle Into Guardrail on Grand Central Parkway (News)

Injuries, Arrests, and Property Damage

  • Brownsville: Car Flips Into Police Cruiser Due to Red Light-Running Driver; No Charges (Post)
  • Bay Ridge: Pedestrian Struck at 65th St. and 6th Ave.; CIS Requested (@NYScanner)
  • Bed Stuy: Cyclist Rear-Ended by Allegedly Texting Hit-and-Run Driver (Gothamist)
  • Flushing: Crash on LI Expressway Pins Two, One in Serious Condition (@NYScanner)
  • Crown Heights: 14-Year-Old Crashes Into Parked Cars in Front of School (News)
  • UES: Bill Cowher Involved in Park Avenue Crash That Sent Car Into Scaffolding (NewsDNAPost)
  • Heartland Village: Federal TSA Agent Arrested for DWI After Slamming Into Fire Hydrant (Post Blotter)
  • Meiers Corner: Driver Crashes Into Parked Cars, Arrested for Aggravated DWI (Advance)
  • New Dorp: Man With Twice the Legal BAC Busted for DWI After Cops Noticed Him Swerving (Post Blotter)
  • Dongan Hills: Off-Duty EMT Crashes Into Parked Car, Charged With Two Counts of DWI (Post Blotter)
*Based on latest available reports
** Incident in which a vehicle left the roadway
  • M to the I

    A cyclist was killed today in Bay Ridge by the driver of a truck who did not stop. http://www.nydailynews.com/new-york/brooklyn/bicyclist-killed-crash-bay-ridge-article-1.1385281

  • callmeL

    Drivers of cars will not change dangerous behavior unless a punishment is involved. A punishment is not a crume. Jail, revoking a license and/or performing restitution is. Since it when is it OK to kill someone and walk away with a fine?

  • Nathanael

    We should research the social movement which changed DWI from “Oh, he was drunk so it’s not his fault, we’ll let him off” (as it was in the 1920s and arguably the 1950s!) to “DWI means automatic arrest”.

    This was a successful social movement.

    If we can figure out how it was done maybe we can figure out how to change police culture, not just on the matter of the automobile carnage, but on the rest of the police culture: covering up crimes committed by police, etc.

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