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; 213 This Year; 15 Drivers Charged*)

  • Woodside: Noshat Nahian, 8, Struck by Unlicensed Tractor-Trailer Driver in Northern Boulevard Crosswalk While Walking to School; Driver Charged With Unlicensed Operation (Streetsblog)
  • Cypress Hills: Elvis Batista-Francisco, 22, Struck on Moped in Hit-and-Run (NewsWABCNews 12)
  • Todt Hill: Vincent Gagliardi, 20, Killed in Two-Vehicle Crash; Two Others Injured (Advance, Post)
An Access-a-Ride Driver jumped the curb on 34th Street, injuring one pedestrian. Photo: ##http://gothamist.com/2013/12/19/two_injured_in_access-a-ride_crash.php##Gothamist##
An Access-a-Ride van driver jumped the curb on 34th Street, injuring a pedestrian. Photo: ##http://gothamist.com/2013/12/19/two_injured_in_access-a-ride_crash.php##Gothamist##

Injuries, Arrests, and Property Damage

  • Crown Heights: 65-Year-Old Woman Critically Injured in Hit-and-Run on Eastern Parkway (News, DNA)
  • Jamaica: Livery Cab Driver Loses Legs When Struck While Changing Tire;  No Charges (News)
  • Murray Hill: Access-a-Ride Driver Jumps Curb on 34th Street, Seriously Injuring Pedestrian (Gothamist)**
  • Holland Tunnel: Drunk Driver Crashes Jeep Into Tunnel Walls, Rear-Ends Vehicle (DNA, Post Blotter)
  • Midwood: Three-Vehicle Crash on Ocean Avenue Leaves Livery Cab Passengers Injured (Bklyn Daily)
  • Glen Oaks: Pedestrian Struck, Critically Injured; CIS Requested (@NYScanner)
  • Chelsea: Five Seriously Injured in Two-Car Collision (DNA)
  • Ditmas Park: FDNY Responds to Car on Fire (@NYScanner)
  • Greenridge: 13 Injured, One Seriously, in Crash Involving Van With Several Passengers (Advance)
  • Rego Park: Police Chase Ends on Queens Boulevard After Men Steal Car at Gunpoint (Times Ledger)
  • Williamsburg: Garbage Truck Erupts in Flames (@AlwaysActions)
  • Bay Ridge: Chain-Reaction Crashes Leads to 31 Car Pile-Up on Gowanus Expressway (News, Post)

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

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