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.

Sokhna Niang was killed crossing the stretch of Flatbush Avenue between Prospect Park and the Brooklyn Botanic Garden. Image: Google Maps via Gothamist

Fatal Crashes (3 Killed This Week; 106 This Year*)

  • Downtown Brooklyn: Matthew Brenner, 29, Struck on Bicycle on Sands Street, Dies from Injuries; No Charges (Streetsblog)***
  • Prospect-Lefferts Gardens: Sokhna Niang, 49, Hit Crossing Flatbush Avenue (DNANewsWCBSNews 12)
  • West Brighton: Woman Crossing Street Struck by Dept. of Sanitation Truck Driver (Advance, DNA)
  • Morris Heights: Man Attempting to Cross the Cross Bronx Expressway Struck by Box Truck Driver (DNA)

Injuries, Arrests, and Property Damage

  • Norwood: Minivan Driver, Possibly Texting, Seriously Injures Eight-Year-Old Boy; “No Criminality” (News)
  • Hell’s Kitchen: Commuter Bus Driver Hits Two Women Crossing With the Light; Driver Issued Summons (News, DNA)
  • Midwood: Pedestrian Struck, Seriously Injured; CIS Investigating (@NYScanner)
  • Greenpoint: Motorcyclist Crashes on McGuinness Blvd. (@danlatorre)
  • Forest Hills: Vehicle Flips at 110th Street and 67th Ave; No Injuries (@NYScanner)
  • Hell’s Kitchen: Charter Bus Driver Hits Pothole, Crashes Into Scaffolding (DNA, Post)**
  • Midwood: Three Injured After Vehicle Overturns at Bedford Ave. and Ave J. (@NYScanner)**
  • Auburndale: At Least One Injured in Single-Car Crash on Francis Lewis Blvd. (TL)
  • Ozone Park: Driver Injures Pedestrian, Crashes Into House; CIS Requested (@NYScanner)**
  • Goethals Bridge: Unlicensed Truck Driver With Covered License Plate Arrested Trying to Evade Toll (Post Blotter)

* Based on latest available reports
** Incident in which a vehicle left the roadway
***As this incident occurred prior to last week, it is not included in the weekly total