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 (2 killed this week, 132 this year, 19 drivers charged*)

  • Brownsville: Theauther Love, 87, Hit By Officer Driving NYPD Traffic Squad Car (News, Post, Streetsblog)
  • East Flatbush: Driver Kills David John Williams, 63, Crossing Street; No Charges (News)

 Injuries, Arrests and Property Damage

  • Grasmere: Driver Rear-Ends Car; Witnesses Report Driver Died at the Scene (Advance)
  • Harlem: NYPD Van Overturns During Chase, Trapping Officers Inside (DNAinfo)
  • Murray Hill: Cab Driver Jumps Curb, Injuring Pedestrian (DNAinfo)
  • Harlem: Drunk Driver Arrested After Flipping Car Into Frederick Douglass Circle (DNAinfo)
  • Midtown West: West Side Greenway Cyclist Struck By Cab Driver (Streetsblog)
  • East Harlem: NY Library President Crashes Company Car, Charged With DWI (NYT)
  • Astoria: Unlicensed Driver Tries Running Down Cop Before Crashing and Flipping Vehicle (Post Blotter)
  • Rockaway Parkway: School Bus Driver Crashes Into House Following Collision With SUV (Post, News)
  • Upper East Side: Driver High on Drugs Joy Rides in Stolen Ambulance (News)
  • Ozone Park: Off-Duty Cop Charged With DWI (Times Ledger)
  • Upper East Side: Man Critically Injured After Being Pinned Against Garage Door By His Truck (News)
  • Crown Heights: Robbery Suspect Crashes Car Fleeing Police Shootout (Post)

 In the Region, Out of Town

  • Waterbury, CT: Two Brooklyn Teens Killed in Van Crash Returning to Yeshiva (Post)
  • Monsey, NY: 9-Year-Old Walking to School Bus Hit and Killed By Van Driver (LoHud)
  • Syosset, NY: Driver Fatally Strikes Teen on Skateboard (NBC NY)
  • Goshen, NY: Three-Car Crash Leaves Two Dead (WSJ)
  • Westhampton, NJ: Bus Driver Arrested for Drunk Driving after Middle School Passengers Alert Parents (CBS)
  • East Northport: Florida Woman Killed in Collision With Driver Who Ran a Red (WSJ)
  • Ramapo, NY: Teen Driver Hits Four-Year-Old Boy in Driveway (LoHud)
  • Donna, TX: Driver Kills Two Mormon Missionaries Cycling on Rural Road (Salt Lake Trib)

 Following Up

  • Unlicensed Driver Who Backed Over and Killed Yolanda Casal Fined $500 (Streetsblog)
  • Man Injured in Cross Bronx Expressway Crash Awakes from Coma (AP)
  • City Council Member, Police Seek Public’s Help in Finding Hit-and-Run Driver Who Killed Maspeth Bar Owner (Times Ledger)
  • Investigation Finds Truck Driver Involved in NYC-Bound Bus Crash Did Not Brake, May Have Fallen Asleep (AP)

 Other News

  • Toyota, GM Recall Thousands of Models for Steering, Air Bag Issues (Wheels 12)

* Based on latest available reports