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.

Alex Davis was one of two NYC pedestrians killed by hit-and-run drivers in three days. Media coverage focused on NYPD’s claim that Davis was not in a crosswalk when he was struck. Image: News 12

Fatal Crashes (5 Killed This Week; 176 This Year*)

  • Flushing: 60-Year-Old Man Struck by MTA Bus Driver Turning Onto Northern Blvd. (News)
  • Brownsville: Alex Davis, 59, Struck on Rockaway Parkway; Driver Still at Large (Streetsblog)
  • College Point: Anthony Ledic, 87, and Milenka Ledic, 89, Crash in Supermarket Parking Lot (Post, DNA)
  • Marine Park: 27-Year-Old Driver Crashes Through Guardrail on Belt Parkway (Gothamist)
  • Upper East Side: Keiko Ohnishi, 66, Struck in Crosswalk in September, Dies From Injuries (Streetsblog)***

Injuries, Arrests, and Property Damage

  • UWS: Pedestrian Struck Crossing Broadway and 96th (DNA)
  • Sunnyside (SI): Unlicensed Driver Hits 78-Year-Old, Breaking His Legs; Attempts to Flee Scene (Advance)
  • Park Slope: Hit-and-Run Driver Injures Woman Crossing Fourth Avenue at Union Street (Streetsblog)
  • Forest Hills: Woman Critically Injured on Queens Blvd. (News)
  • Yorkville: Driver Hits, Seriously Injures Man at York Avenue and East 79th (DNA)
  • Fort Greene: Man Hit on Near Marathon Course on Fulton Street (News)
  • Forest Hills: Two Injured After Driver Suffers Cardiac Arrest, Slams Into Several Vehicles (DNA)
  • Bushwick: NYPD Officer Crashes Into Truck After Swerving to Avoid Cyclist (Animal)
  • Rossville: Driver Jumps Curb, Narrowly Misses Man and Baby Before Crashing Into Home (Advance)**
  • Graniteville: Driver With BAC Three Times Legal Limit Sideswipes Vehicle, Attempts to Flee (Advance)

* Based on latest available reports
** Incident in which a vehicle left the roadway
*** Crash occurred prior to October 31 and is not reflected in the weekly total 

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