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 cab driver struck a pedestrian at Broadway and West
A cab driver struck a pedestrian at W. 69th and Broadway. Neither NYPD nor FDNY had details on the pedestrian’s condition.  Photo: ##https://twitter.com/PedestrianTom/status/541359755462447105##@PedestrianTom##

Fatal Crashes (3 Killed This Week; 194 This Year*)

  • Jamaica Estates: Ignascio Andal, 84, Hit by 17-Year-Old on Street Without Sidewalks (Streetsblog)
  • East Flatbush: Joan Hale, 71, Struck by Driver With Revoked License (Streetsblog)
  • UES: Gloria Ramiro, 64, Struck by Van Driver on Third Avenue; No Known Charges (DNA)
  • Flushing: Woman, 72, Struck by Van Driver on Union Street (WNYC)***

Injuries, Arrests, and Property Damage

  • Gravesend: Nine-Year-Old Struck, Critically Injured on McDonald Avenue (NewsPost)
  • Midtown: Driver Injures Five Pedestrians, Two Critically, Crashes Into Storefront (DNA, Post)**
  • UWS: Cab Driver Hits Pedestrian at 69th and Broadway (WSR)
  • Crown Heights: NYPD Officer Struck by Driver Who Fled Scene (@NYScanner)
  • Ridgewood: Pedestrian Struck at Greene Avenue and Seneca Avenue (@VisionZeroNYC)
  • Highbridge: 12 Injured in Five-Car Collision Involving Drunk Driver on Major Deegan (Post
  • Williamsburg: Two NYPD Officers Injured in Collision (@NYScanner)
  • Eltingville: Two Seriously Injured in Crash That Overturned Vehicle (Advance)
  • Greenwich Village: Drunken Taxi Passenger Jumps in Driver’s Seat, Drives a Mile (Post)

* Based on latest available reports
** Incident in which a vehicle left the roadway
*** Crash occurred prior to this week and is not included in the weekly count

  • Joe Shabadoo

    Didn’t you used to include the number of drivers charged this year in the weekly carnage or am I mis-remembering?

  • Brad Aaron

    At some point this year our count got off track. Also we are rethinking what should qualify for our purposes as “charged.”

    The count should be back next year.

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  • Joe Shabadoo

    Thanks. I think it’s a pretty valuable metric So I;m glad you’ll be bringing it back.

  • tonibelle

    When is the new week posted? I witnessed an accident on Saturday and would really like to know how she’s doing. I sat with her for a while before the police came. (close to Little Italy)

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