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.

Hoyt Jacobs was killed by a truck driver making a right turn from Vernon Boulevard onto 41st Avenue. Image: Google Maps
Cyclist Hoyt Jacobs was killed by a truck driver making a right turn from Vernon Boulevard onto 41st Avenue in Queens. In 2008, DOT chose to maintain parking, rather than install bike lanes, on the segment of Vernon Boulevard where Jacobs was killed. Image: Google Maps

Fatal Crashes (4 Killed Since Jan. 9, 8 This Year*, 1 Driver Charged**)

  • Long Island City: Hoyt Jacobs, 36, Struck on Bicycle by Private Sanitation Truck Driver (Streetsblog)
  • Bayside: 69-Year-Old Woman Struck Crossing Bell Boulevard (Streetsblog)
  • Jamaica: Patina Deygoo, 22, Killed in Backseat of Car When Driver Crashed Into Tree; Two Injured (Post)
  • Far Rockaway: Geovanni Balverdy, 19, Killed in Car Whose Driver Swerved Into Traffic (PostWNBC)

Injuries, Arrests, and Property Damage

  • Cambria Heights: Unlicensed Driver Hits 6-Year-Old Boy Stepping Off School Bus (News)
  • UWS: Driver Strikes Pedestrian at 97th Street and Columbus Avenue (DNA)
  • Ditmars: Pedestrian Struck at Ditmars Boulevard and 31 Street; CIS Requested (@NYScanner)
  • Midtown: Coach Bus Driver Slams Into Wall of Port Authority Terminal (News)
  • Flatbush: Van Driver Hits, Critically Injures Man on Ocean Avenue (Post)
  • Forest Hills: MTA Bus Involved in Seven-Car Pile-Up on Metropolitan Avenue (TL)
  • Brooklyn: Tractor-Trailer Overturns on Verrazano-Narrows Bridge (@NYScanner)
  • Dozens of Weather-Related Pile-Ups Lead to 911 Backlog, Suspended Bus Service (Post, WABC)
  • Schuylerville: 14-Year-Old Boy Hits Parked Cars With Van, Attempts to Ram Police Cruiser (Post, News)
  • Staten Island: Three MTA Buses Involved in Separate Crashes, Injuring Passengers (Advance)
  • St. George: Icy Road Blamed for 15 Car Pile-Up on Richmond Road and Clove Road (Advance)

* Based on latest available reports
** Drivers known to have been charged for causing a death in 2015

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