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The Weekly Carnage

2:20 PM EDT on August 15, 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.

A cyclist was struck and killed by a private ambulette driver on Irving Avenue in Bushwick. Photo: Google
A man in his sixties was biking at 37th Avenue and Parsons Boulevard in Flushing when a private ambulate driver struck and killed him. Image: Google Maps via Gothamist
A cyclist was struck and killed by a private ambulette driver on Irving Avenue in Bushwick. Photo: Google

Fatal Crashes (2 Killed This Week; 122 This Year*)

    • Flushing: Cyclist Struck by Ambulette Driver; No Charges (DNAGothamistNY1)
    • East Elmhurst: Motorcycle Passenger Killed When Driver Crashes on Grand Central Parkway (DNA)

Injuries, Arrests, and Property Damage

    • Bushwick: Cyclist Struck, Seriously Injured on Irving Avenue (DNA)
    • West Village: Van Driver Critically Injures 22-Year-Old Pedestrian; "No Criminality" (News, DNA)
    • Morris Heights: Five Injured, Including Child, in Cross Bronx Expressway Collision (Post)
    • Far Rockaway: Pedestrian Struck, Seriously Injured; CIS Requested (@NYScanner)
    • Maspeth: Four Injured in Two-Car Crash After Driver Runs Red Near Long Island Expressway (News)
    • East Flatbush: Ambulance Driver Carrying Patient Crashes Into Parked Cars, Flips (Post)
    • Dongan Hills: Driver Slams Through Restaurant Window Trying to Pull Into Parking Spot (Advance)**
    • South Williamsburg: Tractor Crashes Into House at Lee Avenue and Penn Street (@NYScanner)**
    • Stapleton: Two Extricated From Overturned Vehicle (Advance)
    • Park Slope: Driver Attacks Bus Driver With Broken Side View Mirror Following Collision (News)
    • Silver Lake: Off-Duty Firefighter Charged With DWI After Crashing Car Into Bus Stop (Advance)

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

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