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The Weekly Carnage

3:29 PM EST on January 31, 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.

Fatal Crashes (1 Killed This Week; 18 This Year; No Drivers Charged*)

    • South Beach: James Benedict, 67, Struck by Alleged Drunk SUV Driver While Walking With Family on Capodanno Boulevard (DNA, Advance)
A driver on Staten Island crashed through the glass storefront. Photo: ##
A driver on Staten Island jumped a curb and crashed through a hardware store. Photo: ##
A driver on Staten Island crashed through the glass storefront. Photo: ##

Injuries, Arrests, and Property Damage

    • Midtown: 70-Year-Old Pedestrian Struck, Critically Injured Crossing 11th Avenue; No Charges (News)
    • Forest Hills: 84 Year-Old Woman Loses Leg After Bus Driver Struck Her on Queens Boulevard (DNA)
    • UES: Cab Driver Jumps Curb, Seriously Injures Two Pedestrians; "No Criminality" (DNAPost)**
    • Fordham Heights: CIS on Scene of Crash That Leaves Pedestrian Critically Injured (@NYScanner)
    • Astoria: Unlicensed, Drugged Minivan Driver Crashes Into Parked Car; Passenger Critical (TLDNA)
    • Bay Ridge: Five Injured in Two-Car Crash That Left Vehicles on House's Front Lawn (News)
    • Castleton Corners: Driver Smashes Into Hardware Store on Victory Boulevard (Advance)**
    • Astoria: Multi-Vehicle Crash at 31st Street and Grand Central Parkway; Several Injured (@NYScanner)
    • Van Nest: Driver Stopped for Failure to Yield Flees, Attempts to Ram Police Car (Post, Gothamist)

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

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