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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.

Samuel Cohen-Eckstein was struck by a van driver near his home on Prospect Park West. Photo: ## Daily Forward##

Fatal Crashes (3 Killed This Week; 163 This Year; 12 Drivers Charged*)

    • Park Slope: Samuel Cohen-Eckstein, 12, Killed by Van Driver on Prospect Park West (Streetsblog)
    • Flushing: Allison Liao, 3, Struck by Motorist While Crossing Street With Grandmother (Streetsblog)
    • Belmont: Jose Torres, 57, Struck by Tow Truck Driver in Crosswalk (Gothamist)
    • Mariners Harbor: William Hemphill, 51, Run Down by Alleged Drunk Off-Duty Cop at St. George Ferry Terminal; Driver Charged With Vehicular Manslaughter (Post, DNA, Streetsblog)**
    • Jamaica: 50-Year-Old Hit by SUV Driver While Crossing Street (Times Ledger)**
Two drivers collided on Delancey Street at the intersection where ## Santana## was killed in TK. NYPD did not investigate the crash. Photo: Gothamist via ##

Injuries, Arrests, and Property Damage

    • Bayside/Hillcrest: Two Pedestrians Critically Injured in Two Crashes; "No Criminality Suspected" (Post)
    • Bronxwood: Child Struck While Riding Skateboard (News 12)
    • Noho: Woman Seriously Injured After Attempting to Climb Through Cab Window; Driver Flees (DNA)
    • Jamaica: Gypsy Cab Driver Hustling for Fares at JFK Runs Over Cop's Foot, Drags Him 75 Feet (News)
    • Garment District: Pickup Truck Driver Strikes Man Crossing 40th Street at Eighth Avenue (Post)
    • Cross Island Parkway: Off-Duty Cop Arrested Following Drunken Hit-and-Run (News)
    • LES: Drivers Collide, Flipping Vehicle; NYPD Does Not Investigate (Gothamist, @NYScanner)
    • Pelham Gardens: Motorcyclist Struck on Pelham Parkway South; CIS Requested (@NYScanner)
    • Huguenot: FDNY Cuts Occupants Out of Car After Driver Crashes Into Utility Pole (Advance)
    • Stapleton: Man Arrested for DWI With Children, Ages 4 and 8, in Vehicle (Advance)
    • Verrazano-Narrows Bridge: Man Charged With DWI After Rear-Ending Vehicle at Toll Plaza (Advance)

* Based on latest available reports
** As these crashes occurred prior to last Friday, they are not reflected in the weekly figure.

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