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.

Fatal Crashes (6 killed this week, 111 this year, 17 drivers charged*)

  • Wakefield: Tyre Chisholm, 22, Killed By Drunk Off-Duty Cop While Crossing the Street (News)
  • East Harlem: Van Driver Hits Steven Reese, 58, Three Blocks from Home; “No Criminality Suspected” (DNAinfo)
  • Elmhurst: Jerry Kishun, 67, Killed in Hit-and-Run on Grand Central Parkway; Witness Also Flees (News, CBS NY)
  • East Village: Livery Cab Driver Kills Makever Brown, 22, Crossing FDR Drive (DNAinfo)
  • Verrazano-Narrows Bridge: Chain Reaction Crash Injures Driver, Kills William Conte, 70, Who Stopped to Help (Advance)
  • Port Morris: 29-Year-Old Driver Killed After Crashing Into Underpass Pillar (Post Blotter)

Injuries, Arrests and Property Damage

  • Midtown East: Taxi Driver Runs Red, Slams Into NYPD Van; No Charges (Post)
  • Park Slope: “Out-of-Control” Van Driver Collides With Cab Before Crashing Into 5th Avenue Bar (Brooklyn Paper)
  • Midtown West: Man Drives High Into Restricted Area at Port Authority (Post Blotter)
  • Bayside: Teen Charged With DWI After Crashing Into Parked Cars (YourNabe)
  • New Springville: Drunk Driver Crashes SUV Into Parked Car After Assaulting Man With Bottle (Post Blotter)
  • Rosebank: Driver Blows Stop Sign, Police Give Chase (Post Blotter)

In the Region, Out of Town

  • Massapequa, NY: Off-Duty NYC Cop Killed in Rear-End Crash By Drunk Driver (AP)
  • Jersey City: Motorcyclist Killed After Being Thrown Under Tractor-Trailer (Jersey Journal)
  • Mission Viejo, CA: 86-Year-Old Woman Trying to Park Crashes Through Bike Shop, Nearly Run Downs Two Customers (News)
  • South Brunswick, NJ: Woman Fatally Injured After Her Car Flips on NJ Turnpike (Star-Ledger)
  • Massapequa, NY: Three-Car Crash on Southern State Parkway Injures Two (NBC NY)

Following Up

  • Bronx Teen Returns to Health a Month After Hit-and-Run Left Him With a Cracked Skull (News)
  • Queens Man Who Dragged Girlfriend Alongside His Car Charged With Assault, Reckless Driving (Post Blotter)
  • NY State Appellate Court Upholds Murder Conviction in 2005 DWI Wrong-Way Crash (1010 WINS)

Other News

  • Traffic Still the Top Injury-Related Killer of NYC Kids (Streetsblog)
  • East Village DWI Arrests Nearly Tripled in the Last Year: Report (DNAinfo)
  • Study Suggests Stricter Licensing Laws for Teen Drivers May Just Delay Fatal Crashes (Well)

* Based on latest available reports