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.

Amar Diarrassouba, 6, was killed by a truck driver making a turn in East Harlem as he walked to school with his brother. NYPD, District Attorney Cy Vance, and the media have focused on the crossing guard who was not at the intersection at the time of the crash. Photo via ## News##

Fatal Crashes (6 Killed This Week, 37 This Year; 0 Drivers Charged*)

  • East Harlem: Amar Diarrassouba, 6, Killed By Truck Driver While Walking to School (Streetsblog)
  • Related: Cy Vance Mulling Criminal Charges Against Crossing Guard, Not Against the Trucker (Post)
  • Cobble Hill: Martha Atwater, 48, Struck By Curb-Jumping SUV Driver; No Criminality (StreetsblogDNANewsGothamist, Post 123)**
  • Richmond Hill: John Eberling, 76, Killed By Drunk Driver While Crossing Jamaica Ave. (Post)
  • Kips Bay: Driver Backs Out of Parking Spot Into Cabbie, Who Fatally Strikes Pedestrian on Sidewalk; No Criminality (StreetsblogDNAPostNewsNY1)**
  • UES: Jason Morales, 23, Struck Crossing FDR Drive (PostNewsDNA)
  • Flushing: Driver Killed After Striking Guardrail on Whitestone Expressway (Post)

Injuries, Arrests and Property Damage

  • Kew Gardens: Driver Backing Into Parking Spot Severs 84-Year-Old Man’s Foot on Queens Blvd. Before Fleeing (Post, DNA)**
  • Washington Heights: Cab Driver Drags Women Under Car; No Charges (Streetsblog)
  • Manhattan: Four Serious Cab Crashes in Manhattan in One Day (Post)
  • UES: Tractor-Trailer Driver Leaves Man Crossing First Ave. in Critical Condition (PostNews)
  • Midwood: Driver Strikes, Leaves Pedestrian in Critical Condition; AIS Requested (@NYScanner)
  • UWS: Driver Flips Car, Causing Minor Injuries (Gothamist)
  • Prospect Heights: Van Driver Hits Bollard, Flips on Eastern Parkway (Brooklynian)
  • West Brighton: Driver Overturns SUV (Advance)
  • Bed-Stuy: Drunk Off-Duty Transit Worker Busted After Falling Asleep in Car (Post)

In the Region, Out of Town

  • Wissinoming, PA: Woman Mowed Down By Drunk Driver After Saving Husband (News)
  • New Rochelle, NY: 17-Year-Old Driver With Suspended License Crashes, Injuring Self and Two Others (LoHud)
  • Stony Point, NY: Drunk Driver Whose Head-On Crash Injured Other Driver Held on $100K Bail (LoHud)
  • NJ Turnpike, NJ: Driver Killed Near Holland Tunnel After Striking Guardrail (Jersey Journal)

Following Up, Other News

  • Driver Convicted of Manslaughter for 2010 DWI Crash That Killed Midwood Yeshiva Teacher (Post)
  • Tri-State Maps NYC Pedestrian Deaths By Age and Gender (Streetsblog)
  • Fung Wah Bus Shut Down Over Safety Concerns (NYTWSJPost)
  • Drivers Clocked at Highway Speeds on Fourth Ave. in Bay Ridge; Locals: Where’s NYPD? (Bklyn Paper)
  • NYPD Rarely Enforces Speed Limit on Deadly Broadway in Upper Manhattan (Streetsblog)
  • Bloomberg Has No Sympathy on Camera Tickets; “Going Through a Red Light Kills People” (CapNY)
  • No Charges Sought Against Indianapolis Driver Whose Crash Killed Former SI Paramedic (Advance)

*Based on latest available reports
**Incident in which a vehicle left the roadway