The Weekly Carnage

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

Injuries, Arrests and Property Damage

  • East Harlem: Driver Hits Pedestrian at E. 120th Street, Victim in Critical Condition (DNAinfo)
  • Midtown: Drunk Driver Hits Delivery Cyclist, Flees Scene, Charged With Vehic Assault (News, Post 1, 2, DNAinfo)
  • Crown Heights: Marine’s SUV Incinerated in Manhole Explosion (News, Post)
  • Parkchester: Man Crashes Van, Charged with Driving Under the Influence (Post Blotter)
  • Staten Island: Two Drivers Caught Sleeping at the Wheel Among Five Charged With DWI (Advance)
  • Lower Manhattan: Off-Duty Firefighter Arrested for Drunk Driving (DNAinfo)
  • Manhattan: Woman Threatened by Driver Throws Herself from Speeding Cab: Lawsuit (News, Post)
  • Queens: On-Duty TEA Driving Drunk in Sunnyside; SI: Two Arrested for Drunk Driving (Post Blotter)
  • Bay Ridge: Driver Assaulted by Double-Parker After Honking (Brooklyn Paper Blotter)
  • Bronx: Two Girls Left in Idling Car Collapse from Carbon Monoxide Poisoning (NYT)
  • Upper East Side: Three Cabs Catch Fire, One Explodes (Post)
  • Staten Island: Drug Suspect Hits Cop With Car in Shopping Plaza Parking Lot (Post)

In the Region, Out of Town

  • Bronx Truck Driver Arrested in Fatal Hit-and-Run Outside Philadelphia (Post)
  • SI Tour Bus Drivers Charged with Driving Drunk While Dropping Students at Vermont Ski Resort (AP)
  • Stamford, CT: School Bus Bursts into Flames; No Injuries (Advocate)
  • Hamilton, NJ: Pickup Truck Driver Hits 13-Year-Old Girl, Flees Scene (Times of Trenton)
  • Pine Beach, NJ: Driver, Two Passengers Killed After Crashing Into Elementary School (ABC, NJ Ledger)
  • Weehawken, NJ: Four Injured in Multi-Car Crash Near Lincoln Tunnel (ABC Local)
  • Chatham, NJ: Driver Runs Red Light, Crashes BMW; Issued Summons for Careless Driving (Indy Press)
  • Milford, NJ: Driver Critically Injured after Car Hits Snowbank and Flips (Star-Ledger)

Following Up

  • DA Vance Explains Vehicular Manslaughter Investigation, Limits of New Vulnerable User Laws (Streetsblog)
  • Woman Who Fatally Doored Jasmine Herron Indicted for Leaving the Scene (Post, News)
  • Bronx Jury Convicts Driver for Fatal Shooting Over Minor Car Crash (News)
  • LIC Drunk Driver Pleads Guilty to Felony Manslaughter (YourNabe)

Other News

  • Study: Red-Light Cameras Could Save Lives (Wheels)
  • Rising Gas Prices No Deterrent to Sales of Big Vehicles in January (Times)
  • Gadgets Can Combat Distracted Driving? (MSNBC)
  • Auto Insurers Want Real-Time Info About Customer Driving Habits (WSJ)