The Weekly Carnage

The Weekly Carnage is a Friday round-up of motor vehicle violence across the five boroughs. For more on the origins and purpose of this column, please read About the Weekly Carnage.

Fatal Crashes (2 Killed This Week; 143 This Year; 10 Drivers Charged*)

  • Elmhurst: Carlos Leon, 26, Crashes Motorcycle Into Parked Vehicle (DNA)
  • Hell’s Kitchen: 30-Year-Old Driver Thrown From Car After Overturning on West Side Highway (Post, DNA)

Injuries, Arrests, and Property Damage

  • Maspeth: Driver Jumps Curb, Injuring Five Children, Three Seriously; May Avoid Charges (Streetsblog)**
  • East Harlem: MTA Bus Driver Hits, Seriously Injures Pedestrian (DNA)
  • Bed-Stuy: Driver Fleeing Police Collides With MTA Bus, Injuring Over 40, One Critically (News, DNA)
  • Brooklyn: Man Punches Cyclist After Hitting Her With Car (Animal)
  • Greenwich Village: Driver Runs Over Cop’s Foot When Confronted About Fake Parking Permit (DNA)
  • Bushwick: Cop Injured When Driver in Stolen Car Cuts Off His Scooter (DNA)
  • Outerbridge Crossing: Woman With Three Times Legal BAC Crashes Near Tollbooth (Advance)
  • Arrochar: Driver Arrested When Police Find Her Passed Out Drunk Behind the Wheel (Advance)
  • West Village: Unlicensed Driver Arrested After Changing Lanes Without Signaling (DNA)

*Based on latest available reports
** Incident in which a vehicle left the roadway