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.

Clara Almazo was killed saving her grandson from an oncoming motorist, who then drove away. He later turned himself in and was charged only with leaving the scene. Photo via ##

Fatal Crashes (1 killed this week, 47 this year, 4 drivers charged*)

  • Bronxwood: David Oliveras, 18, Struck By SUV Driver While Riding Bike; “No Criminality Suspected” (NBC, DNA)
  • Blissville: Livery Cab Driver Hits Cyclist; No Charges Expected (Times Ledger, DNA)**
  • West Brighton: Clara Almazo, 57, Killed Saving Grandson from Hit-and-Run Driver (Post)**
  • Arrochar: Motorcyclist Edward Tsimerman, 38, Hit By Driver While Entering SI Expressway (Advance)**

Injuries, Arrests and Property Damage

  • St. Albans: Gunshot Victim Crashes Into Parked Vehicles, Dies in Hospital (Post Blotter)
  • Brooklyn Heights: Two-Car Crash Sends Vehicle Into Restaurant (DNA)
  • East Flatbush: Two Pedestrians Struck on Brooklyn Avenue (DNA)
  • Tottenville: Drunk Driver Found With Empty Vodka Bottles, Shot Glasses in Car (Post Blotter)
  • Chelsea: Two Injured in Four-Car Crash After Driver Allegedly Runs Red; No Arrests (DNA)
  • UES: Driver Crashes Into Guardrail, Flips Car on FDR Drive (Post)
  • Maspeth: Minivan Driver Cuts in Front of School Bus, Injuring 12 (DNA)
  • Kensington: Driver Irate Over Parking Spot Smashes Woman’s Car, Leaves Threatening Note (Post Blotter)
  • NoHo: Jewelry Thieves Lead Police Chase, Get Stuck in Traffic Before Crashing Into Cab (DNA)
  • West Brighton: Seven Injured in School Bus Crash (DNA)
  • Belmont: Intoxicated Drivers Stopped By Cops Found With Cocaine, Dagger (News)
  • Mott Haven: Drunk Driver Attempting to Make Turn Slams Into Concrete Column (Post Blotter)
  • Glen Oaks: Eight Injured After Driver Rear-Ends School Bus (DNA)

In the Region, Out of Town

  • Yonkers, NY: Livery Cab Passenger Killed in Crash With Tractor-Trailer (LoHud)
  • Howell, NJ: Car-Dump Truck Crash Leaves 10-Year-Old in Critical Condition (Asbury Park Press)
  • Kyoto, Japan: Minivan Driver Plows Through Intersection, Killing Self and 7 Pedestrians (News)
  • Concord, CA: Teen Driver Jumps Curb, Killing Man and 9-Year-Old Daughter Riding Bikes on Sidewalk (NYT)
  • Los Angeles, CA: Cyclist Injured in Alleged Road Rage Incident (LA Times)

Following Up

  • Three-and-a-Half Year Prison Sentence Expected for Wrong-Way Driver in Fatal LI Expressway Crash (Times Ledger)
  • SI Driver Who Mowed Down Grandmother Turns Himself In; Lawyer: Victim’s Death “Not the Issue” (Advance)
  • Firefighter Avoids Jail Time for Hit-and-Run That Killed Brooklyn Pedestrian (News)
  • LI Teen Who Ran Down 69-Year-Old Doctor Expected to Receive Three to Nine Year Sentence (Post)

*Based on latest available reports
**As these crashes occurred prior to last Friday, they are not reflected in the weekly figure.