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.

Several people were injured by an elderly driver who backed into a Flushing grocery store. Photo: @NYScanner

Fatal Crashes (10 Killed Since Sept. 12; 149 This Year*)

  • Nolita: 80-Year-Old Pedestrian Struck by Van Driver at Kenmare and Elizabeth Street (PostDNA)
  • Bed-Stuy: Woman Crushed by MTA Bus Driver on Bedford Avenue (PostNewsDNAGothamist)
  • Woodlawn: Douglas Kaplan, 63, Killed in Wrong-Way Crash on Major Deegan Exit Ramp (DNA, WPIX)
  • Oakland Gardens: David Duran, 24, Flips Motorcycle Trying to Avoid U-Turning Driver; No Charges (News)
  • Hunts Point: Michael Williams, 25, Ejected From NYPD Van in Crash on Bruckner Expressway; Eight Other Passengers Injured (DNA, NYT)
  • Springfield Gardens: D’John Arias, 20, and Karim Carter, 19, Killed After Crashing Car Into Light Pole on Belt Parkway; 14-Year-Old Boy Injured (WCBS)
  • Hunts Point: 26-Year-Old Man Killed After Unlicensed Driver of Van He Was Riding in Crashed Into Tractor-Trailer (Post)
  • Jamaica: Man Struck by Livery Cab Driver While Changing Flat Tire (News)
  • Rosedale: 24-Year-Old Man Struck by Van Driver While Loading Broken Motorcycle Onto Truck; Two Seriously Injured (News)

Injuries, Arrests, and Property Damage

  • East Village: Truck Driver Strikes, Seriously Injures Pedestrian Crossing 14th Street (DNA)
  • Midwood: SUV Driver Runs Red, Plows Into Woman and Toddler at Bus Stop (Post)**
  • Edenwald: Man Clinging to Life After Hit-and-Run Driver Slams Into Him (News)
  • LES: Cyclist Struck by Truck Driver on Allen Street (Lo-Down)
  • Williamsburg: MTA Bus Driver Strikes Pedestrian and Cyclist on Wythe Avenue (Gothamist)
  • UWS: Driver Hits Woman Pushing Stroller in Crosswalk (West Side Rag)
  • Williamsburg: Hit-and-Run Driver Leaves Woman Critical Under BQE (Gothamist)
  • Midtown: Motorcyclist Hits Pedestrian Near Bryant Park, Leaving Him With Severe Head Injuries (DNA)
  • Flushing: Several Injured After Driver Backs Into Grocery Store at Speed (Post)**
  • Ditmars: Six People, Including Three Children, Injured After Two SUV Drivers Collide (DNA)
  • East NY: Driver Crashes Into Food Pantry on Atlantic Avenue (News 12)**
  • Forest Hills: NYPD Captain Arrested for DWI After Rear-End Crash on Grand Central Parkway (DNA)
  • UWS: Motorcyclist Critically Injured on Henry Hudson Parkway (News)

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

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