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, 86 This Year; 4 Drivers Charged*)

  • Brownsville: Skateboarder Michael Pratt, 25, Killed in Collision With MTA Bus; No Charges Expected (DNA)
  • Murray Hill: Kiyanoush Asif, 20, Crashes Motorcycle Into Vehicle on Northern Blvd. (DNA)
  • Williamsburg: Peter Aguera, 30, Crashes Into Tree After Exiting Williamsburg Bridge (Post)

Injuries, Arrests and Property Damage

  • Kips Bay: Driver Fleeing Police Seriously Injures Cyclist, Hits Pedestrians Before Crashing into Storefront (PostNewsGothamist)**
  • Midtown: SUV Driver Jumps Curb and Injures Six, Including Child in a Stroller  (PostNews)**
  • Throgs Neck-Edgewater Park: Woman’s Leg Severed After Driver Crashes Into Car That Pinned Her (Post)
  • Ditmas Park: Hit-and-Run SUV Driver Seriously Injures Cyclist (DNANews 12Ditmas Park Corner)
  • East New York: Hit-and-Run SUV Driver Plows Into Couple Sitting on Front Porch (Post)**
  • Woodstock: Livery Cab Driver Passes Out, Nearly Running Down Mother and 2-Year-Old Baby in Stroller (PostNewsDNA)**
  • Williamsburg: Pedestrian Struck, Seriously Injured; CIS Requested (@NYScanner)
  • Dongan Hills: Motorcyclist Arrested After Blowing Through Stop Signs, Driving 50 MPH on Sidewalk (Advance)**
  • Soho: Woman Clipped Riding Citi Bike on Broadway; No Charges (DNA)
  • UWS: SUV Driver Smashes Into Ambulance at 71st and Broadway (Streetsblog)
  • East Harlem: Ambulance Driver Hits Minivan, Injuring Five (DNA)
  • Greenpoint: Driver Crashes Through Guardrail Into Park, Overturns Vehicle Next to Newtown Creek (Gothamist)**
  • Port Richmond: Man Charged With DWI After Police Find Him Passed Out in Car With the Motor Running (Post Blotter)
  • Bay Terrace: Truck Driver Downs Power Lines, Leaving 1700 Without Electricity (DNA)
*Based on latest available reports
** Incident in which a vehicle left the roadway