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 (3 Killed This Week, 66 This Year; 3 Drivers Charged*)

    • Willets Point: Mechanic Killed When Driver Crashes Through Auto Shop; Two Others Injured, One’s Legs Reported Severed; No Arrests (Streetsblog, TL)**
    • East Harlem: Stanley Williams, 50, Struck by SUV Driver While Crossing Harlem River Drive (DNA)
    • Downtown Bklyn: Rashid Solis, 35, Killed Crashing Motorcycle Into SUV Near Manhattan Bridge (DNA)

Injuries, Arrests and Property Damage

  • UES: Hit-and-Run Driver Leaves 67-Year-Old Ped Critical; Charged With Leaving Scene (Post Blotter)
  • Soho: BMW Driver Crashes Through Furniture Storefront, Injuring Three; No Criminality (DNA)**
  • Park Slope: Van Drivers Collide, One Crashing Into Deli; Two Injured (DNA)**
  • LES: Motorcyclist Seriously Injured in Crash With Van Driver (DNA)
  • Chelsea: Man Hijacks Cab, Leads Police Chase Before Crashing on NJ Sidewalk (Post)**
  • Bensonhurst: 11 Children, One Adult Hospitalized After School Bus Crash (DNA)
  • Times Sq: Pedestrian Struck, in Serious Condition; CIS Requested (@NYScanner)
  • Crown Heights: One Injured in Crash at Eastern Pkwy (@NYScanner)
  • Bloomfield: Drunk Driver Arrested After Going 70 MPH on West Shore Parkway (Post Blotter)
  • Bed-Stuy: Off-Duty Cop Busted for Drunk Driving After Hitting Parked Car; Refuses Breathalyzer (News)

In the Region, Out of Town

  • Holtsville, NY: Driver Killed in Head-On Crash (Post)
  • Riverside, CA: Hit-and-Run Driver Arrested Following Crash That Left Four-Year-Old Critical (KTLA)
  • Patchogue, NY: Driver Whose Crashes Killed Elderly Man Indicted for Second-Degree Murder (NBC NY)
  • Deerpark, NY: Man Killed After Driving Off Road, Crashing Into Tree (AP)
  • Hamilton Twp, NJ: Dozen Hurt When Bus Hits Guardrail, Slides Down Embankment (Times of Trenton)

Following Up, Other News

  • NYPD: Tamon Robinson Killed Himself by Running Into Stopped Police Cruiser (Streetsblog)
  • Taxi Driver Goes to Trial for Attempted Murder After Driving Over Customers (Post)
  • Street Memorial Project’s “Ghost Bike” Ride Honors 2012’s Slain Cyclists (Voice)
  • Texas Transportation Institute Study Finds Voice-to-Text as Dangerous As Texting (Reuters)
  • U.S. DOT Issues Voluntary Guidelines for Driver Infotainment Systems (Streetsblog Capitol Hill)

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