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The Weekly Carnage

3:11 PM EST on February 28, 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.

Gedalya Grinzaid was crossing a street in Crown Heights when he was fatally hit by a Department of Sanitation truck driver. No charges were filed. Photo: ##
Gedalya Grinzaid was crossing a street in Crown Heights, in a crosswalk with the signal, when he was fatally hit by a Department of Sanitation truck driver. No charges were filed. Photo: ##

Fatal Crashes (5 Killed Since Feb. 14; 31 This Year; 1 Driver Charged*)

    • Crown Heights: Gedalya Grinzaid, 25, Struck by Department of Sanitation Truck Driver in Crosswalk; No Charges or Summonses (Streetsblog)
    • Jamaica: Kaneez Hussein, 73, Killed by Hit-and-Run Driver Found to Have Suspended License (Post, TL)
    • Jamaica: Man Struck by JFK Shuttle Driver While Attempting to Cross Van Wyck Expressway (PostDNA)
    • Flushing: Two Killed on Long Island Expressway After Car Veered Off Road, Crashed Into Tree (Post, TL)

Injuries, Arrests, and Property Damage

    • LES: 63-Year-Old Man Critically Injured by Hit-and-Run Driver; CIS Investigating (DNA)
    • Midtown: Woman Injured in Cab-Sedan Collision (DNA)
    • Jamaica: 16 Injured When MTA Bus Driver Rear-Ends Second Bus (WABC)
    • UWS: Unlicensed Driver Found Passed Out Drunk in Car, Tries to Bribe Cops (Post)
    • West Brighton: Six Injured in Two-Car Crash That Downed Utility Pole (Advance)**
    • Rosedale: Two Drivers Seriously Injured in Head-On Crash (TL)
    • Borough Park: Two Pinned in Crash Involving Ambulance (@NYScanner)
    • SI Expressway: Driver Injured After Flipping Car (Advance)
    • Great Kills: Two-Car Crash Leaves Vehicle Overturned and Topples Hydrant (Advance)
    • Goethals Bridge: Truck Driver Stopped for Infractions Found to Have Revoked License (Post Blotter)
    • Fort Wadsworth: Unlicensed Driver Arrested With BAC of Three Times the Legal Limit (Post Blotter)
    • Lower Manhattan: Speeding Driver Arrested After Ignoring Cop's Order to Stop (Post Blotter)
    • St. George: Unlicensed Driver Leaves Kids in Back of Moving Vehicle to Flee Stop (Post Blotter)

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

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