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The Weekly Carnage

4:12 PM EDT on August 2, 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.

Renee Thompson was on her way home when she was struck by a turning tractor-trailer driver. The driver, who drove for three blocks before stopping, was issued three traffic tickets but was not charged. Photo: ##

Fatal Crashes (7 Killed This Week; 114 This Year; 8 Drivers Charged*)

    • UES: Renee Thompson, 16, Struck by Tractor-Trailer Driver Crossing Third Avenue; No Charges (News 1, 2DNA)
    • Briarwood: Latrisha Been, 31, Thrown from Car She Had Been Clinging To; Allegedly Drunk Driver Charged with Manslaughter (TL)
    • Sheepshead Bay: Jose Santiago, 43, Struck Crossing Nostrand Avenue Half a Block from Home; No Charges (StreetsblogNews)
    • Koreatown: Theresa Ilardi, 49, Killed Crossing 32nd Street; No Charges (News)
    • Oakland Gardens: Mauricio Galdamez, 21, Dies After Crashing Motorcycle Into MTA Bus (TL)
    • East Flatbush: Motorcyclist Denzel Lionel, 22, Crashes into Parked Car (DNA)
    • Rosedale: 23-Year-Old SUV Driver Crashes Into Fence, Pole (TL)
A 21-year-old motorcyclist was killed after allegedly running a red light and crashing into the side of an MTA bus in Oakland Gardens. Photo: ## Ledger##

Injuries, Arrests, and Property Damage

    • Bed-Stuy: Eight Injured After Two MTA Buses Collide (DNA)
    • South Slope: Pedestrian Struck at 4th Avenue and 17th Street (Gothamist)
    • Midwood: Motorcyclist Struck, CIS Requested (@NYScanner)
    • Flatbush: Driver Hits 30-Year-Old Man, Leaving Him With Two Broken Legs; No Charges (Gothamist)
    • Mott Haven: Two Men Struck, One Hospitalized (DNA)
    • Inwood: CIS Requested for Crash at Sherman Avenue and Broadway (@NYScanner)
    • Flatiron District: Driver Escapes From Van Before It Went Up in Flames (Gothamist)
    • Bulls Head: Man Busted for DWI, Driving Without a License (Advance)
*Based on latest available reports

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