The Weekly Carnage

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 livery cab driver jumped the curb on Atlantic Avenue after colliding with the driver of a flatbed truck, striking a pedestrian on the sidewalk and crushing her leg. The truck driver was summonsed for an improper turn and other violations, according to the TLC. The cab driver was not ticketed or charged. Photo: Sarah Goodyear
A livery cab driver jumped the curb on Atlantic Avenue after colliding with the driver of a flatbed truck, striking a pedestrian on the sidewalk and crushing her leg. The truck driver was summonsed for an improper turn and other violations, according to the TLC. The cab driver was not ticketed or charged. Photo: Sarah Goodyear

Fatal Crashes (5 Killed This Week; 132 This Year*)

  • UES: Woman, 58, Hit in Crosswalk by Turning Cab Driver; No Charges (Streetsblog)
  • LES: Shu Fan Huang, 82, Struck Along With Two Other Pedestrians, Dies From Injuries; NYPD, Media Say Victims Were Crossing Against the Light; No Charges (DNA, Lo-Down)
  • Jamaica: 53-Year-Old Man Struck Crossing Liberty Avenue; No Charges (NY1, TL, WABC)
  • Whitestone: 49-Year-Old Motorcyclist Thrown From Bike on Whitestone Expressway (Queens Courier)
  • Lincoln Tunnel: 1 Killed, 2 Injured When Speeding Driver Causes 3-Vehicle Collision (WCBS)

Injuries, Arrests, and Property Damage

  • Cobble Hill: Livery Cab Driver Jumps Atlantic Ave. Curb, Crushes Woman’s Leg (DNAPost, Bklyn Paper)**
  • East Harlem: Unlicensed Minivan Driver Critically Injures 66-Year-Old Woman (DNA, Post, News)
  • Norwood: Van Driver Hits 47-Year-Old Cyclist; “Driver Did Not Appear to Be at Fault” (Post Blotter)
  • Washington Heights: Teen Who Killed Ariel Russo Drags Cop During Traffic Stop (NYT, News, Post)
  • Flatiron District: Pedestrian Seriously Injured at Park Avenue and E. 23rd; CIS Requested (NYScanner)
  • Maspeth: MTA Bus Driver Strikes Elderly Man; No Charges (WNBC)
  • Parkchester: Pedestrian Struck at Cross Bronx Expressway and Rosedale Avenue (NYScanner)
  • Morningside Heights: Drivers Collide at 120th and Amsterdam; 1 Hospitalized (Spectator)
  • Brighton Heights: NYPD Cruiser and Driver Collide, Crashing Through House Fence (Advance)**
  • Verrazano-Narrows Bridge: Driver Arrested for DWI After Crashing Into Concrete Barrier (Post Blotter)
  • Outerbridge Crossing: Alleged Drunk DSNY Worker Causes Three-Vehicle Crash (Advance)

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

  • It would be so easy to get depressed sometimes, wouldn’t it? Why do we put up with this?

  • Driver

    This morning I saw an electronic sign on Park Ave S and E. 24 st requesting info on the fatal hit and run on 9/4 at approximately 5 am at this location.

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