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.

Renee Thompson was crossing Third Avenue when she was struck by a turning tractor-trailer driver. The driver, who stopped three blocks after the crash, was issued summonses for failure to yield, failure to exercise due care, and operating an unregistered vehicle, but no criminal charges. Photo: ##http://www.nydailynews.com/new-york/tractor-trailer-driver-killed-college-bound-teen-upper-east-side-issued-summonses-article-1.1414984#ixzz2apBD8rqz##Daily News##

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: ##http://timesledger.com/stories/2013/31/motorcyclecrash_web_2013_07_30_q.html##Times 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
  • Larry Littlefield

    When I heard a 16 year old girl walking home from work with a walk sign was killed in traffic on the Upper East Side, I thought hell would be raised. Then I heard she was from the Bronx.

  • Driver

    Police said Renee Thompson, who worked at Dylan’s Candy Bar, was in the
    crosswalk on Third Ave. at 60th St. but that the trucker had a green
    turning arrow and the pedestrian signal was red.

  • Larry Littlefield

    I don’t rely on those signals when I’m on a bicycle or as a pedestrian, when my life is at stake, or as a motor vehicle driver, when other people’s lives are at stake.

    I wouldn’t take a green arrow or light as a right to kill. If I did, i’d be slamming into pedestrians as a result of running green lights every day I commute by bicycle.

  • throcko872

    That Gothamist link for Flatiron is wrong–it goes to Times Ledger story about a Van Wyck hit-n-run.

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