Skip to Content
Streetsblog New York City home
Log In

The Weekly Carnage

3:13 PM EDT on July 12, 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 (6 Killed Since June 29; 101 This Year; 6 Drivers Charged*)

    • Williamsburg: Felix Coss, 61, Killed by NYPD Officer Accused of Using Cell Phone While Driving Van (Streetsblog 1, 2)
    • Allerton: 61-Year-Old Pedestrian Struck by Teen Driver Making Left Turn; No Charges (DNA, News 12)
    • Bronxdale: 39-Year-Old Motorcyclist Crashes After Clipping Car on Pelham Parkway (DNA)
    • Midwood: Zahurul Alam, 20, Crashes Into Tree After Speeding on Ocean Parkway (News)
    • Jamaica Estates: Two Teens Killed in High-Speed Grand Central Parkway Crash (News, Post)

Injuries, Arrests, and Property Damage

    • UWS: MTA Bus Driver Sideswipes Cab, Setting Off Series of Crashes That Injure Two (DNA)
    • Kensington: Driver Fleeing TLC Enforcement Hits Pedestrian on Coney Island Avenue (DP Corner)
    • UES: Pedestrian Hit by Cab Driver in Five-Vehicle Pileup (DNA)
    • Prospect Heights: Pedestrian Struck, Seriously Injured on Flatbush Avenue (Streetsblog)
    • Williamsburg: Driver Critically Injures Pedestrian Near BQE (DNA)
    • East Flatbush: Church Van and School Bus Carrying 19 Children Collide (DNA)
    • Long Island City: Pedestrian Seriously Injured Near Queens Plaza (DNA)
    • Claremont: Dirt Bike Rider Critically Injured After Driver Rear-Ends Him (Post)
    • Fort Wadsworth: Driver Dodging Toll on Verrazano-Narrows Bridge Hits Officer, Flees (Advance)
    • UES: Motorcyclist Critically Injured in Hit-and-Run on FDR Drive (DNA)
    • Gravesend: Cops Rescue Passengers from Burning Vehicle that Crashed into Pillar (DNA)
    • Harlem: Sanitation Worker Busted for Wrong-Way Drunk Driving on First Avenue (Post Blotter)
    • Williamsburg/Baychester: Corrections Officers Arrested in Incidents for DWI, Fleeing Scene (News)
    • Downtown Bklyn: NYPD Officer Arrested for DWI (Bklyn Paper)
*Based on latest available reports

Stay in touch

Sign up for our free newsletter

More from Streetsblog New York City

Tuesday’s Headlines: Don’t Look Up Edition

It's hard to believe that it's going to rain again today, plus other more important news.

September 26, 2023

Another Flip-Flop: City Hall Allegedly Pauses Almost-Done Underhill Ave. Bike Boulevard

City Hall is intervening in yet another street redesign project, and supporters fear it could be the start of dismantling other improvements.

September 26, 2023

Analysis: Everyone Agrees — Less Parking Means More Housing

Let's take a second-day look at Mayor Adams's "City of Yes" zoning proposal to do away with mandatory parking in new developments.

September 25, 2023

What is the Life of a Dead Pedestrian Worth?

A cop laughed that a normal person is only worth $11,000 — and that figure was partly due to his racism, but also how little we value the lives of people on foot.

September 25, 2023

Monday’s Headlines: ‘What is Up With All These Flip-Flops, Mayor?’ Edition

It's the same old story with this mayor and his chief adviser, Ingrid Lewis-Martin. Plus other news.

September 25, 2023
See all posts