Skip to Content
Streetsblog New York City home
Streetsblog New York City home
Log In

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.

Jose Padilla-Argueta was killed by a hit-and-run driver. Police believe his body, discovered at an intersection in Brookville, Queens, was dumped from a vehicle. Photo via ## News##
Jose Padilla-Agueta was killed by a hit-and-run driver and police believe his body was dumped from a vehicle. Photo: ## News##

Fatal Crashes (5 Killed This Week; 119 This Year; 9 Drivers Charged*)

  • Brookville: Jose Padilla-Argueta, 35, Killed in Hit-and-Run; Body May Have Been Dumped From Driver's Car (News 12)
  • Woodhaven: Matthew Soria, 34, Killed Clinging to Hood of Car His Wife Crashed; Driver Charged With Second-Degree Murder (Post 1, 2)
  • East Flatbush: 23-Year-Old Man, Speeding on Utica Avenue, Crashes Into Parked Cars (DNA)
  • Granitteville: Derrick Kearse, 36, Hits Median, Flips SUV on Staten Island Expressway (DNA, Post Blotter)
  • Belmont: 39-Year-Old Victim in Cab Crash Dies Hours After Leaving Hospital (Post Blotter)

Injuries, Arrests, and Property Damage

  • Williamsbridge: Driver Jumps Curb, Hits Storefronts and Two Pedestrians; No Charges (Streetsblog)**
  • LES: Car Bursts Into Flames on Williamsburg Bridge (DNA)
  • Cypress Hills: Driver Crashes Into Building; Two Pinned Against Wall (@NYScanner)**
  • Meadowmere: Driver Overturns Car in Water Near JFK, One Injured (@NYScanner)
  • Bulls Head: Police Arrest Driver With Nearly Twice the Legal BAC (Advance)
*Based on latest available reports
** Incident in which a vehicle left the roadway

Stay in touch

Sign up for our free newsletter

More from Streetsblog New York City

SEE IT: How Much (Or How Little) Driving is Going on in America’s Top Metros

Check it out: The lowest-mileage region isn't the one you'd think.

April 21, 2024

Justice Dept., Citing Streetsblog Reporting, Threatens to Sue NYPD Over Cops’ Sidewalk Parking

The city is now facing a major civil rights suit from the Biden Administration if it doesn't eliminate illegal parking by cops and other city workers.

April 19, 2024

What to Say When Someone Claims ‘No One Bikes or Walks in Bad Weather’

Yes, sustainable modes are more vulnerable to bad weather. But that's why we should invest more in them — not less.

April 19, 2024

NYC Transit’s New Operations Planning Chief Wants To Fight ‘Ghost Buses’

One-time transit advocate and current MTA Paratransit VP Chris Pangilinan will oversee bus and subway operations for the whole city.

April 19, 2024

Friday’s Headlines: Gimme Bus Shelter Edition

The days of the Landmarks Preservation Commission reviewing every proposed bus shelter in landmarked districts may be no more. Plus more news.

April 19, 2024
See all posts