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 (1 killed this week, 39 this year, 4 drivers charged*)

  • Flatiron: Amos Veloz, 21, Fatally Struck By City Bus Crossing East 23rd Street; No Criminality (Post, News)

Injuries, Arrests and Property Damage

  • Harlem: Two-Car Crash on 125th Street Leaves Six Injured (DNA)
  • Castleton Corners: Man Walking to His Car Close to Death After Driver Hits Him (Advance)
  • Hollis: Speeding Motorcyclist Thrown from Bike After Crashing Into Tree (Times Ledger)
  • Bensonhurst: Octogenarian Driver Fleeing Crash Scene Hits, Critically Injures 63-Year-Old Cyclist (News, Post)
  • Midwood: Van Driver Who May Have Run Red Sets Off-Chain Reaction Crash; 12 Injured (NY1, Post)
  • Williamsburg Bridge: Four Hospitalized Following Crash That Overturned Car (DNA)
  • Inwood: SUV Driver Mounts Parked Livery Cab Outside School (Streetsblog)
  • UES: Cab Driver Slams Into Park Avenue Doctor’s Office, Injuring Passenger (DNA)
  • Stapleton: Police, FDNY Respond to Collision That Downed Utility Pole (Advance)
  • East NY: Car Thief Leads Police on Chase Before Crashing Into Van, Charter Bus (Post)
  • BQE: Tractor-Trailer Crash Closes Traffic Lanes Near Brooklyn Bridge (DNA)
A cab driver crashed into a doctor’s office on the Upper East Side, injuring a passenger. Photo: ##http://gothamist.com/2012/03/19/please_buckle_up_taxi_crashes_into.php##Gothamist##

In the Region, Out of Town

  • Fort Lee, NJ: Man Flips Car Attempting to Ram Wife’s SUV Near GW Bridge (News)
  • Mount Pleasant, NY: Volunteer Fire Lieutenant Killed Riding Motorcycle (LoHud)
  • Fort Lauderdale, FL: Driver Crashes Into Hotel Poolside Cabana, Killing Pregnant Woman; No Charges (News)
  • Old Westbury, NY: Motorcyclist Killed After Crashing Into Jeep (AP)

Following Up

  • No Charges for Alleged Drunked Hit-and-Run Death of Margaret Myers (Streetsblog)
  • 68-Year-Old Pedestrian Fatally Struck By Van Driver in Borough Park Identifed as Abraham Samet (Streetsblog)
  • Staten Island Drug Suspect Sentenced to Five Years in Prison for Driving Into Cop (Advance)
  • NJ Lawyer Admits to Fleeing Scene of Crash That Injured Teen Pedestrian; Faces Six-Year Prison Sentence (AP)

*Based on latest available reports

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