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.

Melania Ward was struck by an MTA bus driver as she crossed Astoria Boulevard in Elmhurst. The red arrow represents the movement of the driver and the white arrow the movement of the victim, according to NYPD. Image: Google Maps
Melania Ward was struck by an MTA bus driver as she crossed Astoria Boulevard at 80th Street in Elmhurst. The red arrow represents the movement of the driver and the white arrow the movement of the victim, according to information released by NYPD. No charges were filed, despite indications that the victim had the right of way. Image: Google Maps

Fatal Crashes (7 Killed This Week; 139 This Year*)

  • East Elmhurst: Melania Ward, 55, Killed by MTA Bus Driver on Astoria Blvd.; No Charges (Streetsblog)
  • UWS: Cydney S. Arther, 73, Struck on West End Avenue, Dies from Injuries; No Charges (DNA)
  • Bed-Stuy: 30-Year-Old Man Struck in Gates Avenue Crosswalk by 80-Year-Old Driver; No Charges (Post)
  • Pelham Bay: 31-Year-Old Woman Hit by Pickup Truck Driver on Hutchinson River Parkway (News)
  • Soundview: Two Killed, One Seriously Injured Crashing Into Tree, Splitting Car in Half (DNA, News)
  • Bay Ridge: 29-Year-Old Motorcyclist Thrown From Bike in Crash With Driver; No Charges (News)

Injuries, Arrests, and Property Damage

  • UWS: Two Injured, One Seriously, in Collision That Sent Vehicle Onto Sidewalk (DNA)
  • Arrochar: MTA Bus Driver Strikes Pedestrian, Leaving Him With Head Trauma (Advance)
  • Borough Park: Pedestrian Struck by Traffic Agent at 12th Avenue and 39th Street (@NYScanner)
  • Hell’s Kitchen: Pedestrian Struck at 11th Avenue and  W. 42nd Street (@VisionZeroNYC)
  • Soundview: Pedestrian Seriously Injured, by Taxi Driver; CIS Requested (@NYScanner)
  • East Harlem: Six Passengers, One Pedestrian Seriously Injured in SUV-Ambulance Crash (Post)
  • Crown Heights: Pedestrian Struck at Albany Avenue and Empire Blvd. (@VisionZeroNYC)
  • Marine Park: Elderly Man Struck by Driver; CIS Investigating (@NYScanner)
  • Graniteville: Driver Runs Over Cop’s Foot, Leads Chase on Verrazano Bridge (Advance)

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

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