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 motorist backed onto a sidewalk outside a Kingsbridge school, hitting 10 people and killing 8-year-old Rylee Ramos. No charges were filed by NYPD or Bronx DA Robert Johnson. Photo via Daily News
A motorist backed onto a sidewalk outside a Kingsbridge school, hitting 10 people and killing 8-year-old Rylee Ramos. No charges were filed by NYPD or Bronx DA Robert Johnson. Photo via Daily News

Fatal Crashes (6 Killed This Week; 170 This Year*)

  • Chinatown: 59-Year-Old Dragged by Private Garbage Truck Driver Who Fled Scene (DNAPost)
  • Ridgewood: Edgar Torres, 40, Struck by MTA Bus Driver; No Charges (Streetsblog, WNYC)
  • Kingsbridge: Rylee Ramos, 8, Run Down on Sidewalk in Front of School; No Charges (Streetsblog)**
  • Astoria: 60-Year-Old Pedestrian Struck by Cement Truck Driver; No Charges (DNA)
  • Flatlands: Florence Bello, 63, Struck Crossing Ralph Avenue and E. 65th Street; No Charges (Streetsblog)
  • Verrazano-Narrows Bridge: Construction Worker Alex Shell, 61, Struck by Asphalt Truck Driver (Advance)

Injuries, Arrests, and Property Damage

  • Brooklyn Heights: Driver Hits Senior on Cadman Plaza West, Possibly Breaking His Leg (Bklyn Eagle)
  • Bensonhurst: 59-Year-Old Man Seriously Injured at 18th Avenue and 65th Street (News)
  • Morningside Heights: Driver Hits 75-Year-Old Man on Frederick Douglass Boulevard (Spectator)
  • Verrazano Bridge: Worker Struck by Dump Truck Driver in Critical Condition (Advance@NYScanner)
  • Midwood: Driver Hits Pedestrian at Avenue K and Coney Island Ave (@VisionZeroNYC)
  • West Brighton: Driver Arrested for DWI Crash Had 12-Year-Old in the Backseat (Advance)
  • Great Kills: Two Hospitalized After Multi-Car Crash on Hylan Boulevard (Advance)
  • Navy Yard: Vehicle Overturns on BQE (@NYScanner)

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

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