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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.

A driver taking his son to school hit a school bus in Staten Island, tipping the bus on its side. Photo: ##http://gothamist.com/2013/10/30/photos_staten_island_schoolbus_tips.php##Gothamist##
An SUV driver slammed into a school bus on Staten Island, tipping the bus on its side. Photo: ##http://gothamist.com/2013/10/30/photos_staten_island_schoolbus_tips.php##Gothamist##

Fatal Crashes (4 Killed This Week; 174 This Year; 13 Drivers Charged*)

    • Claremont: Walter Ayala, 36, Struck Riding His Bike; No Charges (Streetsblog)
    • East New York: Sheila Rivera, 50, Struck Crossing Pennsylvania Avenue; No Charges (Streetsblog)
    • Jamaica: Man Crossing Jamaica Avenue Hit by SUV Driver; No Charges (Streetsblog)
    • Downtown Brooklyn: Cyclist Struck by Motorist on Smith Street Dies; No Charges (Streetsblog)

Injuries, Arrests, and Property Damage

    • UES: Traffic Enforcement Agent Hits, Seriously Injures Pedestrian; No Criminality Suspected (Post)
    • Eltingville: Four Injured When Truck Driver Collides With School Bus, Flipping Bus on Its Side (Advance)
    • Tremont: Five Injured, One Critically, in Crash on Cross Bronx Expressway (DNA)
    • Kensington: Child Struck, Seriously Injured (@NYScanner)
    • Ozone Park: Off-Duty MTA Bus Driver Flees Scene of Drunk Driving Crash (Post)
    • Williamsburg: 65-Year-Old Woman Struck by School Bus Driver (DNA)
    • Queens: SUV Driver Strikes Guardrail on Belt Parkway, Injuring Five, One Critically (News)
    • Tompkinsville: Pedestrian Struck Crossing Street (NY1)
    • Prospect-Lefferts Gardens: Woman Seriously Injured When Driver Slams Into Grocery Store (WABC)**
    • Greenpoint: Driver Hits Delivery Man on Motorcycle; Flees Scene on Foot (Gothamist)
    • Midwood: Pedestrian Struck, Seriously Injured; CIS Requested (@NYScanner)
    • Oakland Gardens: Driver, Swerving to Avoid Collision, Wedges Vehicle Under Parked Car (Post)
    • Rossville: 17-Year-Old Charged With Drunk Driving on West Shore Expressway (Advance)

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

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