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, 80 This Year; 3 Drivers Charged*)

  • Bensonhurst: Mai Zhang, 74, Struck By Driver While Riding Bike Near Home; No Charges (Streetsblog)
  • Bath Beach: 53-Year-old Man Struck Walking on Belt Parkway; No Charges (News)
A car carrying six passengers flipped on the Long Island Expressway in Woodside. Photo: ##

Injuries, Arrests and Property Damage

  • West Village: Citi Bike Rider Hit, Injured by Livery Driver (AP)
  • Astoria: Child Struck, Seriously Injured; CIS Requested (@NYScanner)
  • Flatbush: Five Pedestrians Hurt in Hit-and-Run Dollar Van Crash (Bklyn Daily)**
  • Soho: Man in Wheelchair Struck, Pinned Under Truck (DNA)
  • Mill Basin: Driver Strikes Pedestrian; CIS Responds (@NYScanner)
  • Tremont: 23-Year-Old Pedestrian Critically Injured in Hit-and-Run on Webster Ave. (Post)
  • East Village: Cabbie Attempting to Park Plows Into Bar (Bowery Boogie)**
  • Woodside: Vehicle With Six Passengers Flips on LI Expressway (@NYScanner)
  • Prospect Lefferts Gardens: Motorcyclist Critically Injured in Collision With SUV (Post)
  • Hunters Point: Motorcyclist Injured at Queens Blvd. and Skillman Ave. (@NYScanner)
  • Bath Beach: Motorcyclist Hit; CIS Responds (@NYScanner)
  • Crown Heights: Dollar Van Driver Stopped by Police Rams NYPD Scooter, Leads Chase (Post)
  • Chelsea: Cars Burst into Flames in Parking Garage (DNA)
  • Graniteville: Truck Driver Snags Utility Lines, Interrupting Electric Service (Advance)
*Based on latest available reports
** Incident in which a vehicle left the roadway