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The Weekly Carnage

The Weekly Carnage

1:36 PM EDT on May 16, 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.

An livery driver steered this SUV over the sidewalk, hitting a child and smashing into a Bronx barbershop. Photo: Jane Bertolo via Gothamist

Fatal Crashes (8 Killed Since May 2; 66 This Year; 3 Drivers Charged*)

    • Gowanus: Felipe Castro Palacios, 27, Struck on Sidewalk, Thrown Head-First Into Parked Car in Hit-and-Run (Streetsblog, News)**
    • Ozone Park: 40-Year-Old Bicyclist Killed by Two-Hit-and-Run Drivers on Rockaway Blvd. (StreetsblogNewsWNBC)
    • East Harlem: Anthony Githere, 64, Struck by Truck Driver in Parking Lot (WNBCDNA)
    • UES: Woman Struck by School Bus Driver at Second Avenue and 93rd Street (StreetsblogDNA)
    • Forest Hills: Pedestrian Struck in Crosswalk on Queens Boulevard; No Charges (TLNews)
    • St. Albans: Rebecca Ramnarine, 9, Killed in Backseat of Car Struck by Hit-and-Run Driver Fleeing a Traffic Stop; Driver Arrested for Homicide (NewsWABCPost)
    • UES: Shamel Jefferson, 28, Run Over by Truck Driver While Riding Dirt Bike on Third Avenue (News)
    • Meiers Corners: Motorcyclist Kacy Royal, 39, Collides With Vehicle in Police Pursuit, According to Witnesses (Advance)

Injuries, Arrests, and Property Damage

    • UES: Turning SUV Driver Hits Man Crossing Second Avenue, Same Intersection Where Pedestrian Was Killed Days Earlier (DNA)
    • Parkchester: SUV Livery Cab Driver Plows Into Barbershop, Hitting Child on the Sidewalk  (NewsGothamistNews 12)**
    • Brownsville: 10-Year-Old Girl Critically Injured by NYPD Cruiser While Crossing Street With Brother (NewsWNBC)
    • Flushing: Van Driver Crashes Into MTA Bus, Injuring Ten, Two Critically (News)
    • Midwood: Pedestrian Struck at Ocean Parkway and Avenue O; CIS Requested (@NYScanner)
    • East Harlem: Police Officer Running After Escaped Prisoner Struck by Driver (DNA)
    • Parkchester: Driver Loses Arm After Hitting Parked Minivan, Flipping Vehicle; Five Others Injured (PostNewsWCBSWABCNews 12)
    • Dyker Heights: Driver Critically Injures Cyclist; No Charges (Bklyn Paper)
    • East Harlem: FDNY Rescue Service Truck Driver Crashes Into Car, Injuring Woman and Infant Inside (DNA)
    • Bed-Stuy: Teen Arrested After Crashing Stolen Car, Leaving Vehicle With Engine Running (Post Blotter)
    • Lower Manhattan: Drunk Driver Crashes Into Security Gate at 1 Police Plaza, Blames GPS (Post)
    • West Village: Drunk Man Steals Unattended Limo With Passengers Inside, Runs Red Before Crashing (DNA)
    • Arden Heights: Drunk Driver Passes Police Cruiser at 91 MPH on West Shore Expressway (Advance)

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

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