The Weekly Carnage

The Weekly Carnage is a Friday round-up of motor vehicle violence across the five boroughs. For more on the origins and purpose of this column, please read About the Weekly Carnage.

Fatal Crashes (3 Killed This Week; 132 This Year; 10 Drivers Charged*)

  • Howard Beach: Cyclist Gary Zammett Sr. Killed at Intersection Where Residents Say Drivers Run Stop Signs; No Charges (Streetsblog)
  • Washington Heights: Jhonn Carlos Fernandez, 35, Struck by Motorcyclist; No Charges (Streetsblog)
  • Soho: Larry Olavarria, 32, Crashes Motorcycle Into Minivan on West Houston (DNA)

Injuries, Arrests, and Property Damage

  • Midtown: Cab Driver Rams Cyclist, Jumps Curb and Severs 23-Year-Old Woman’s Foot; Driver Issued Summons for “Unauthorized Use” (Streetsblog 1, 2)**
  • Midtown: Cab Driver Hospitalized After Jumping Curb, Plowing Into Scaffolding on Sixth Avenue (DNA)**
  • UES: Mini-Bus Driver Critically Injures Woman, 95, Crossing East 86th Street (Streetsblog)
  • Prospect Heights: Driver Trying to Beat Yellow Light Seriously Injures Teen on Eastern Parkway (Post)
  • Rossville: Man Struck, Critically Injured by Tractor Trailer Driver on West Shore Parkway (Advance)
  • Woodside: Driver, Passenger Injured in Crash That Split Car in Two (WABC)**
  • Soho: Cab Driver and Police Collide at Broadway and Spring; Seven Injured (Post)
  • Queens Village: Driver Flees Traffic Stop, Dragging Officer (News)
  • East New York: Police Pursuit of Drunk Driver Ends in Multi-Car Crash, Injuring Seven (DNA)
  • Astoria: Fleeing Robbery Suspect Injures Cop in Hit-and-Run (NYTNewsWCBSWNBCFox 5)
  • Graniteville: Driver With More Than Twice the Legal BAC Arrested After Crashing Into Vehicle (Advance)
  • Stapleton: Dump Truck Driver Injured When Vehicle Overturns in Intersection (Advance)
*Based on latest available reports
** Incident in which a vehicle left the roadway