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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.

Fatal Crashes (6 Killed This Week; 17 This Year; No Drivers Charged*)

    • Harlem: Pedro Santiago, 45, Crushed on Bicycle by MTA Bus Driver; "No Criminality" (PostNews)
    • UWS: Samantha Lee, 26, Struck by Two Drivers While Crossing 96th Street; No Charges (Post)
    • Maspeth: Angela Hurtado, 68, Struck by Unlicensed SUV Driver (TLForum)
    • Glen Oaks: Unidentified Man Walking Near Union Turnpike Hit by SUV Driver (Post)
    • East New York: Maude Savage, 72, Hit in Crosswalk by Unlicensed Driver in November (Streetsblog)***
    • Midtown: Driver Flips SUV on Sixth Avenue Following Heart Attack (DNAPost)
    • University Heights: Truck Driver Crashes Into Building; Four Hurt (NewsWABC,WCBS)**
A driver jumped a curb on the Upper East Side, crashing into a storefront and injuring two passengers. No charges were filed. Photo: ##http://www.nbcnewyork.com/news/local/Upper-East-Side-Car-Crash-Window-Storefront-Second-Avenue-241185961.html##WNBC##
A driver jumped a curb on the Upper East Side, crashing into a storefront and injuring two passengers. No charges were filed. Photo: ##http://www.nbcnewyork.com/news/local/Upper-East-Side-Car-Crash-Window-Storefront-Second-Avenue-241185961.html##WNBC##
A driver jumped a curb on the Upper East Side, crashing into a storefront and injuring two passengers. No charges were filed. Photo: ##http://www.nbcnewyork.com/news/local/Upper-East-Side-Car-Crash-Window-Storefront-Second-Avenue-241185961.html##WNBC##

Injuries, Arrests, and Property Damage

    • Harlem: Livery Cab Driver Strikes Pedestrian on 125th Street, Claims Victim "Slipped" (DNA)
    • UES: Woman Loses Leg After Cement Truck Driver Strikes, Drags Her 20 Feet (WNBC, DNA)
    • UES: Driver "Loses Control" of Car, Slamming Into Storefront; No Charges (WNBCWCBS)**
    • Washington Heights: Two Injured in Crash That Flipped Vehicle (DNA)
    • Windsor Terrace: Driver Pinned in Crash With Tractor-Trailer (@NYScanner)
    • Corona: SUV Driver Crashes Into Fence Following Road Rage Incident (News)**
    • Kensington: Vehicle Overturns at Ocean Parkway and Ditmas Avenue (@NYScanner)
    • Hell's Kitchen: Cabbie Drives on Sidewalk to Avoid Traffic (Gothamist)**
    • Graniteville: Off-Duty Cop Arrested for DWI After Rear-Ending Street Sweeper (Advance)

* Based on latest available reports
** Incident in which a vehicle left the roadway
*** Death occurred in 2013 and is not reflected in the weekly or yearly total

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