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.

Responders wash down a Bx15 bus after the driver struck and killed a pedestrian at Willis Avenue and East 147th Street in Mott Haven early this morning. Reports say the victim, walking with a cane, was in the crosswalk, and was dragged down the block. Hours after the crash, NYPD told the media that no criminality was suspected. Image: WABC
Responders wash down a Bx15 bus after the driver struck and killed a pedestrian while making a left turn at Willis Avenue and East 147th Street in Mott Haven early today. Reports say the victim, walking with a cane, was in the crosswalk. Hours after the crash, NYPD told the media no criminality was suspected. Image: WABC

Fatal Crashes (6 Killed This Week; 155 This Year*)

  • Mott Haven: Man Crossing Street Struck, Dragged by MTA Bus Driver; Witness Says Victim Was in the Crosswalk; NYPD Declares Crash an “Accident” (WABC, News 12NewsGothamist)
  • Union Square: Doohee Cho, 33, Struck by Hit-and-Run Driver With Reckless Driving Record (DNA, Post)
  • Flushing: 35-Year-Old Man Hit Walking Down Center Lane of LIE (DNA)
  • East Bronx: Rony Mejia, 26, Struck by Two Drivers on Pelham Parkway; One Driver Flees Scene (News)
  • Bellerose: 54-Year-Old Man Struck by Van Driver on Cross Island Parkway (News)
  • Glendale: David Malave, 38, Killed on Motorcycle in Crash With Other Biker (News, Post)

Injuries, Arrests, and Property Damage

  • Washington Heights: SUV Driver Making U-Turn Runs Down Cyclist (DNA)
  • Bed-Stuy: Man Uses Car as Weapon Against Gunman Who Shot Cousin (DNA)
  • Astoria: Pedestrian’s Legs Broken After Being Pinned by Two Drivers (@VisionZeroNYC)
  • Park Slope: Hit-and-Run Driver Runs Red, Crashes Into Construction Site and Parked Car (Streetsblog)
  • Sunset Park: Driver Runs Over Man Who Was Sleeping Under Car (Post)
  • Ozone Park: Four NYPD Officers Injured in Crash With Off-Duty Cop (Post)
  • West Village: Box Truck Overturns Near West 12th Street (@NYScanner)
  • Ocean Breeze: Motorcyclist Critically Injured in Crash With SUV Driver Exiting Parking Lot (Advance)

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

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