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The Weekly Carnage

The Weekly Carnage

3:05 PM EST on December 6, 2013

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 (16 Killed Since Nov. 16; 204 This Year; 15 Drivers Charged*)

    • Maspeth: Cyclist Pedro Lopez, 54, Hit by Turning Commercial Truck Driver Who Fled (Streetsblog, TL)
    • Springfield Gardens: Erik Johnson, 24, Struck Crossing Rockaway Boulevard; No Charges (Streetsblog)
    • Midtown: NYPD Traffic Agent, Kalyanarat Ranasinghe, 71, Hit Standing in Parking Lane (NYTPostNewsDNA)
    • Williamsburg: Cyclist Christopher Meyers, 34, Killed in Hit-and-Run Under BQE (GreenpointersDNAGothamistWCBS)
    • Willowbrook: Marion Anderson, 47, and Lizette Serrano, 60, Struck by Minivan Driver (Advance, Streetsblog)
    • UES: Buddhi Thapa, 41, Struck by SUV Driver Crossing Second Avenue; No Charges (WCBSNews, Streetsblog)
    • Stuyvesant Town: Stella Huang, 88, Struck by Con Ed Truck Driver (Town & Village, Streetsblog)
    • Soho: Cheikh Mbaye, 23, Hit by Two Drivers While Crossing Canal Street (Streetsblog)
    • Harlem: Willie Zachary, 65, Struck by Alleged Drunk, Unlicensed Driver (Streetsblog)
    • Flatlands: Vernon Bramble, 47, Killed in Hit-and-Run Crossing Flatbush Avenue (Streetsblog)
    • Bronx: Man Hit by Two Vehicles While Crossing Baychester Avenue; First Driver Fled Before Turning Self in to Police (Post)
    • Kingsbridge: Curtis Jones, 53, Hit Attempting to Cross Major Deegan Expressway (DNA)
    • Howard Beach: Jimmy Sinisi, 39, Killed in Crash With Drunk Driver; 37-Year-Old Passenger Injured (News)**
    • Mott Haven: Abubakar Saleh, 47, Struck on Bruckner Expressway After Exiting Disabled Vehicle; Another Occupant Seriously Injured (DNA)
    • Cambria Heights: 49-Year-Old Driver Ejected From Car After Hitting Guardrail, Flipping Vehicle (TL)

Injuries, Arrests, and Property Damage

    • Cobble Hill: School Bus Flips After Slamming Into Vehicle on Atlantic Avenue; Four Injured (NewsBklyn Paper)
    • East New York: Unlicensed Van Driver Strikes Senior in Crosswalk, Faces 30 Days and $500 Fine (Streetsblog)
    • Sunset Park: Commercial Van Driver Critically Injures Teen Crossing Street With Her Mother (Streetsblog)
    • Washington Heights: Pedestrian Struck, Seriously Injured; CIS Requested (@NYScanner)
    • Bronxwood: Four Injured After Fire Truck Driver Slams Into SUV (WCBS)
    • Borough Park: Driver Hits NYPD Office Before Crashing Onto Sidewalk and Fleeing on Foot (@NYScanner)**
    • Inwood: Driver Flings Men Onto Sidewalk in Fight Outside Nightclub, Flees Scene (WNBC)
    • Williamsburg: Crash Under BQE Leaves Five Injured (DNA)
    • Bloomfield: Teen Critically Injured After Slamming Into Utility Poles (Advance)
    • Annadale: Drunk Driver Clips Vehicle Occupant During Dispute, Rams Vehicle in an Attempt to Flee (Advance)

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

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