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The Weekly Carnage

4:07 PM EST on January 17, 2014

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.

Alex Shear was fatally struck by a tour bus driver on the Upper West Side. Photo: ##
Alexander Shear was fatally struck by a tour bus driver at West 96th Street and Broadway. Photo: ##
Alex Shear was fatally struck by a tour bus driver on the Upper West Side. Photo: ##

Fatal Crashes (11 Killed Since Jan. 1; No Drivers Charged*)

    • UWS: Cooper Stock, 9, Struck in Crosswalk by Cab Driver, Along With Father; No Charges (Streetsblog)
    • UWS: Alexander Shear, 73, Struck by Tour Bus Driver; No Charges (Streetsblog)
    • Parkchester: Nydja Herring, 32, Hit by Alleged Drunk Driver; No Homicide Charges (Streetsblog)
    • Jamaica: Mosa Khatun, 38, Struck by Hit-and-Run Driver; No Charges Filed (Streetsblog)
    • Sunset Park: Xiaoci Hu, 75, Struck in Two-Car Crash Crossing 65th Street; No Charges (Streetsblog)
    • Belmont: 53-Year-Old Man Killed Crossing Southern Boulevard; No Known Charges (News)
    • Bed-Stuy: Car Wash Worker Killed in Crash While Trying to Move SUV (PostWABCNews)
    • Richmond Hill: Taxi Driver Ved Wadhwa, 56, Killed After Striking Parked Car (News, TL)
    • East Village: Akkas Ali, 62, Hit Last Summer by Curb-Jumping Alleged Drugged Driver, Dies in Hospital (BBDNANewsGothamist)
    • Oakwood: Vito Colella, 48, Struck by SUV Driver in December, Dies of Injuries (Advance)
    • New Brighton: Felipe Avila, 29, Killed by Driver Who Ran Stop Sign, Smashing Into Car (Advance)

Injuries, Arrests, and Property Damage

    • Westchester Village: 6-Year-Old Boy Walking With Sister Hit by School Bus Driver (NY1DNA)
    • Forest Hills: 85-Year-Old Woman Seriously Injured by MTA Bus Driver on Queens Boulevard (DNA)
    • East Harlem: School Bus Driver Hits Woman Crossing Second Avenue and 113th Street (DNA)
    • Midwood: Pedestrian Struck, Critically Injured; CIS Requested (@NYScanner)
    • East Flatbush: SUV Driver Smashes Through Storefront, Injuring Two Inside (WCBSWNBC)**
    • Kensington: Fire Truck Driver Strikes Pedestrian Crossing Street (News)
    • Harlem: NYPD Officers Collide, Overturning Vehicle; Two Officers Injured (News)
    • Midtown: Private Garbage Truck Crashes Into Scaffolding Outside Hotel (WABC)**
    • Flatbush: Man Injured by Employee Driving Car in Dealership Showroom (News)
    • Kew Gardens Hills: Vehicle Overturns at Main Street and 75th Street (@NYScanner)
    • Inwood: Alleged Drunk Driver Blows Stop Signs, Crashes in Park; DA Cy Vance Charges DWI Only (DNA)
    • Clifton: Driver Stopped for Tail Light Found to Have Suspended License, Gun, and Drugs (Advance)
    • Greenwich Village: Drunk Driver Crashes Into Police Car Parked on West Side Highway (DNA)
    • Washington Heights: Police Search for Group of Dirt Bikers Who Took Over Broadway (DNA)
    • West Village: Driver Stopped for Failing to Signal Found to Have Suspended License (DNA)

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

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