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.

Aileen Chen was fatally struck by a driver while riding her bicycle in Borough Park. Photo: ##

Fatal Crashes (2 killed this week, 67 this year, 7 drivers charged*)

  • Borough Park: Aileen Chen, 16, Killed on Her Bicycle By BMW Driver; No Charges (News, Streetsblog)
  • Kensington: Dominick Trevisano, 51, Struck By Hit-and-Run Driver After Stumbling Into Street (News)

Injuries, Arrests and Property Damage

  • East Harlem: Multiple-Car Crash on FDR Drive Sends Four to Hospital (DNAinfo)
  • Washington Heights: SUV Driver Hits Pedestrian (DNAinfo)
  • Bed-Stuy: Victim of Hit-and-Run in Critical Condition, Breathing Through Ventilator (News)
  • Clove Lakes Park: Two-Car Crash Injures Driver and Passenger (Advance)
  • Ozone Park: Van Drivers Crash, One Jumps Curb, Seriously Injures Pedestrian (News)
  • Bronx River Parkway: Dem District Leader Drives Off Highway, Plunges 30 Feet, Says, “I Just Lost Focus” (Post)

In the Region, Out of Town

  • Massapequa, NY: LI Teen Passenger Ejected from Car, Critically Injured in Crash (Greenwich Time)
  • Lindenhurst, NY: On-Duty Cop Crashes Into SUV; May Have Sped Through Stop Sign (LI Exchange)
  • Lake Success, NY: Truck Driver Pinned After Crash on LI Expressway (Newsday)
  • Beijing: Truck Driver Who Killed Mongolian Herder in Hit-and-Run Sentenced to Death (NYT)

Following Up

  • Another Ticket Fix: Cop Charged With DWI Avoids Night (News)
  • Flushing Driver in Virginia Bus Crash that Killed Four Charged With Manslaughter (YourNabe)
  • Accused DWI Hit-and-Run Killer Indicted in Staten Island Motorist Death (AP)

Other News

  • One Traffic Death Every 35 Hours Makes NYC’s Rate “Best” in Nation, Twice That of European Cities (Transpo Nation)
  • Report: Older Pedestrians Remain Most Threatened By Traffic (Streetsblog)
  • City Transpo, Health Advocates: One Traffic Death Is One Too Many (Streetsblog)
  • SUVs for Everyone! Once Feared, Now Least Likely of Cars to Roll Over (CNN Money, Wheels)
  • In Hudson Valley, Drunk Driving Arrests Up, Fatalities Flat (LoHud)
  • Harlem Residents Demand Action to Tame Some of City’s Deadliest Streets (DNAinfo, News)

*Fatalities within the five boroughs. Information based on latest available reports.