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 (3 Killed This Week; 177 This Year; 15 Drivers Charged*)

  • Fort Greene: Lucian Merryweather, 9, Struck on Sidewalk by Driver Who Also Hit His Brother, 5, and Woman in Crosswalk; Driver Charged With Assault and Homicide (Streetsblog)**
  • Wakefield: Derrick Callender, 32, Run Down on Sidewalk by Minivan Driver Who May Have Been Trying to Strike Another Person; Driver Charged With Murder (StreetsblogDNA)**
  • Mott Haven: Candida Acosta, 74, Struck by SUV Driver Who Witnesses Said Was Speeding and Ran Stop Sign Before Jumping Curb; No Charges (Streetsblog)**

Injuries, Arrests, and Property Damage

  • Hunts Point: Woman Struck, Seriously Injured; CIS Requested (DNA@NYScanner)
  • Murray Hill: Cab Driver Jumps Curb, Injures at Least One Pedestrian (Streetsblog)**
  • Edenwald: Sanitation Worker Hits Train Stanchion, Is Ejected From Truck, Which Runs Him Over (News)
  • West Village: Pedestrian Hospitalized After Cab Driver Hits Him on West Side Highway (DNA)
  • Midtown: UPS Truck Driver Hits Cherry Picker, Knocking Down Workers Stringing Holiday Lights (Post)
  • Crown Heights: Pedestrian Struck, Seriously Injured; CIS Requested (@NYScanner)
  • Mott Haven: Four Injured After Driver Hits Pole, Flipping Car; Driver Charged With DWI (WABC, Post)
  • Midwood: Off-Duty NYPD Officer Struck, Seriously Injured; CIS Requested (@NYScanner)
  • Grasmere: Drunk Driver Crashes Head-On Into Car, Totaling Both Vehicles (Advance)
  • Ozone Park: Off-Duty MTA Bus Driver Arrested for Drunk Driving (Advance)
  • Tottenville: Driver With Suspended License Nearly Hits Police Officer (Advance)

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

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