The Weekly Carnage

The Weekly Carnage is a Friday round-up of motor vehicle mayhem
across the five boroughs and beyond. For more on the origins and purpose of this
column, please read About the Weekly Carnage.


Fatal Crashes (5 Killed This Week, 42 This Year, 8 Drivers Charged*)

  • Jake McDonaugh, 18, Killed by Unlicensed, Speeding Driver in Flatbush; Driver Charged With Homicide (Streetsblog, News, Post, NY1, City Room)
  • Permaul Tulkanam, 59, Killed by School Bus Driver in Ozone Park; No Charges Filed (News, Courier)
  • Lower East Side: Unidentified Pedestrian Killed at Delancey and Essex; No Known Charges (Lo-Down 1, 2, Fox5, WPIX, News); Electeds Want Automated Enforcement to Tame Intersection (Lo-Down)
  • Mohammed Rohman, 45, Killed Crossing Whitestone Expressway in Queens; Driver Charged With Driving While Impaired by Alcohol (News, City Room)
  • Bensonhurst: Cab Driver Dies in Fiery Four-Car Hit-and-Run (News, Post)

carnage_pedestrian_dumbo_bstoner.jpgThe driver of a commercial van struck and injured a 32-year-old woman at an all-way stop intersection in Dumbo. There was “no criminality involved,” according to NYPD. Photo: Brownstoner

Injuries, Arrests and Property Damage

  • East New York: Cyclist Hit by Driver Critically Injured; No Charges Filed (Streetsblog, Gothamist)
  • East Side: Cab Driver Strikes Cyclist; Victim’s Condition Unknown (Streetsblog, Gothamist)
  • Dumbo: Commercial Van Driver Injures Ped; “No Criminality Involved” (Streetsblog, Brownstoner)
  • Brooklyn: Four Cops, Parole Officer Injured in Crash Responding to Parole Office Shooting (Post)
  • Riverdale: Car Theft With Kid Inside; NYPD-Involved Crash; Sleeping Driver on Deegan (R’dale Press)
  • Rage-Induced Machete Slashing in Canarsie; DWI Wrong-Way Crash on BQE (Post Blotter)
  • Brighton Beach: 2-Year-Old Left on School Bus; Driver Charged With Endangerment (News)
  • West Brighton: City Bus Driver Pulls Man From Burning SUV (Advance, News)
  • Chelsea: Taxi Erupts Into Flames on Ninth Ave (News)

Following Up

In the Region, Out of Town

  • Highlands: Bronx Man Crashes Van, Kills 1, Hurts 14; Charged With Misdemeanor DWI (LoHud)
  • Verona: Husband and Wife Die When Motorcycle Hits Rail Crossing Gate (AP)
  • DC: Journalist, Cyclist Constance Holden Killed by Nuclear Summit Security (GGW, WaPo, Science)
  • Maryland: Judge Injured in Collision With Drunk Driver He Let Walk in ’98 (AP)
  • Los Angeles: Nurse Who Tried to Help Doomed Pedestrian Injured in Carjacking (AP)

Other News

  • State Supreme Court Ruling Opens Door to Unlicensed Driver Prosecutions (Streetsblog)
  • NY DMV Releases PSA Featuring Family of Girl Killed by LI Drunk Driver (Advance)
  • New Brunswick, NJ: Dying Teen Pedestrian Unidentified During Parents’ Frantic Search (S-L)
  • Louisiana Bill to Ban Traffic Cams Derailed; Crusading State Rep Keeps Hope Alive (WWLTV)
  • Minong, WI: Revolutionary Collision-Avoidance Tech Sounds a Lot Like an Ordinary Stoplight (KUWS)
  • Byzantine Right-of-Way Rules Cited in Australian Driver-on-Ped Crashes (Science Daily)
  • Pulitzers Awarded for NYT, WaPo Distracted Driver Coverage (Wheels)

* Based on latest available reports