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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 (8 Killed This Week; 151 This Year; 11 Drivers Charged*)

  • Corona: Cui Ju Yu, 79, Struck Crossing Street; Driver Charged With Leaving Scene (Streetsblog)
  • Dyker Heights: James McCloskey, 71, Dies When Pickup Hits Bus Shelter; No Charges (Streetsblog)**
  • Soundview: Maria Dulce-Valencia, 27, Struck in Hit-and-Run on Bruckner Blvd. Service Road (News)
  • Richmond Hill: Raj Chohan, 59, Run Down by Drunk Hit-and-Run Driver (News)
  • Astoria: Woman Struck by Driver While Crossing Queens Plaza North (DNA)
  • Ditmars: Michael Fernandez, 32, and Jennifer Manthorne, 36, Thrown From Motorcycle (DNA)
  • Brownsville: 19-Year-Old "Loses Control," Slams Car Into Pole; Passenger Hurt (News, News 12)

Injuries, Arrests, and Property Damage

  • Bay Ridge: Hit-and-Run Driver Strikes 14-Year-Old on Fourth Avenue, Breaking Hip (Bklyn Daily)
  • Woodside: Motorcyclist Critically Injured After Crashing Into Parked Car (DNA)
  • Greenpoint: Driver Crashes Into Ambulance on McGuinness Boulevard; Three Injured (DNA)
  • South Williamsburg: Pedestrian Struck at Bedford Avenue (@NYScanner)
  • Union Square: Two Motorcyclists Struck, Seriously Injured (@NYScanner)
  • Port Richmond: 16-Year-Old Injures Occupant After Crashing Truck Into Car, Utility Pole (Advance)
  • Carroll Gardens: Construction Truck Crashes Into Scaffolding at Aboveground F/G Train (DNA)
  • Graniteville: Former Staten Island BP Candidate Arrested for DWI After Crashing Into Guardrail (DNA)
  • Verrazano-Narrows Bridge: Driver With Revoked License Arrested With Twice the Legal BAC (Advance)

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

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