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 killed 76-year-old Melvina Hibbert on Conduit Boulevard near Belmont Avenue in East New York. News 12 reported that the driver "immediately stopped and reported the accident," and said that, according to NYPD, Hibbert was not in a crosswalk. Reports did not mention the driver's speed. Image: News 12
A motorist killed 76-year-old Melvina Hibbert on Conduit Boulevard near Belmont Avenue in East New York. News 12 reported that the driver “immediately stopped and reported the accident,” and said that, according to NYPD, Hibbert was not in a crosswalk. Reports did not mention the driver’s speed. Image: News 12

Fatal Crashes (5 Killed This Week; 181 This Year*)

  • Glen Oaks: Edmund Chou, 79, Pedestrian; NYPD: Victim Was Jaywalking; No Charges (News, Post)
  • East New York: Melvina Hibbert, 76, Pedestrian; NYPD: Victim Jaywalking; No Charges (News, News 12)
  • Morris Heights: Francine Feathler, 55, Struck on Major Deegan Expressway (Post Blotter)
  • Laurelton: Kevin Lewis, 20, Struck on Sidewalk; Driver Charged With Murder (DNANews)**
  • Pelham Bay: 17-Year-Old Girl Ejected From Car on Hutchinson River Parkway (News)

Injuries, Arrests, and Property Damage

  • Claremont Village: MTA Bus Driver Critically Injures Pedestrian (DNA)
  • Union Square: Woman Hit by Two Drivers Outside Whole Foods (DNA)
  • Ditmas Park: NYPD School Safety Van Driver Strikes, Seriously Injures 13-Year-Old Boy (News)
  • East Elmhurst: Three Injured After Rear-Ending Tractor Trailer (News)
  • UWS: Three Injured When Livery Cab Driver Flips in Crash With Yellow Cab in Columbus Circle (DNA)
  • Parkchester: Woman Thrown From Car Following Collision With MTA Bus (Post Blotter)
  • Lower Manhattan: One Injured When Tour Bus Driver Slams Into Scaffolding (WCBS)**
  • Gramercy: NYPD Traffic Agent Chases Driver Who Hit Him, Fled Scene (News)
  • Marine Park: Off-Duty Cop Arrested for DWI (Bklyn Daily)
  • Kips Bay: Wrong-Way Driver Critically Injured in Three-Vehicle Collision on FDR Drive (DNA)
  • Charleston: Driver With Two Times Legal BAC Charged With DWI After Two-Car Crash (Advance)

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

  • neroden

    Wait, what? The Queens DA actually charged someone?

    …oh. It was obviously a case of deliberate murder. Still refusing to charge *anyone* with reckless driving.

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