The Weekly Carnage

Here is the third installment of our Weekly Carnage column, covering the tragic fatalities that inevitably result from a car-dependent society. This week there was a lot of family trauma. A 4-year-old girl loses her mother, father and sister. An 85-year-old man kills his presumed wife. An 18-year-old son kills his father.

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(Photo by Vincent Laforet for The New York Times)

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Fatal Crashes (12 Killed This Week; 289 Killed This Year) Manhattan: Man, 26, Killed in Hit-and-Run at 22nd & Park (Daily News, NY Post)  Related: Family Offers $5,000 Reward for Information (Daily News) Westport, Conn.: Couple Dies as Tree Falls on Car, 2 Boys O.K. (Westport News) Related: Governor Vows to Assess Safety of Trees (Newsday, Journal News) Related: Same […]

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Tom Nycz/The Journal News Fatal Crashes (19 Killed This Week; 402 Killed This Year) Chappaqua, N.Y.: Pedestrian, 61, Killed on Way to Starbucks (Journal News) Lindenhurst, L.I.: Mother Runs Over 5-Year-Old Son (AP/Daily News) Related: Officer Notes "It’s Just a Tragic Accident" (Newsday) Staten Island: Car Rear Ended, Bursts Into Flames, Killing Driver (S.I. Advance) Secaucus, N.J.: […]

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Fatal Crashes (22 Killed in 2 Weeks; 111 Killed This Year) Queens: 2 Men Die as Careening Car Is Sliced in Two (NY Post) Related: Girlfriend of One Victim in Critical Condition (Daily News) Brooklyn: Toddler, 4, Struck and Killed by Hummer (Newsday)  Staten Island: Grandmother Killed Crossing Street (S.I. Advance) Related: Mourners Remember Victim (S.I. Advance) Waterford, Conn.: Siblings […]

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The tragic deaths of New York Yankee’s pitcher Cory Lidle and his flight instructor grabbed the headlines this week, but meanwhile, some two dozen people were killed on the region’s roads. Chester, N.Y.: Fandango Founder and Wife Die, Baby Hurt in Crash (Daily News) Shokan, N.Y.: 3 Killed, 4 Hurt in Head-On Crash (AP via Newsday) Mount Sinai, L.I.: […]

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Photo: NY Post Fatal Crashes (13 Killed This Week; 509 Killed This Year) Brooklyn: 2 in Car Crushed to Death by Dump Truck (NY Post, Newsday) Manhattan: Driver Fleeing Crash Kills Queens Woman, Flees (Post, News) Queens: Man, 18, Killed in a 2-Car Collision (Newsday) Florida: Staten Island 9/11 Survivor Dies in Car Crash (Advance) James Carbone / Newsday New […]

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Mark Vergari / The Journal News Fatal Crashes (25 Killed This Week; 444 Killed This Year) Greenburgh, N.Y.: Sprain Brook Rollover Kills Driver (Journal News) Manhattan: Pedestrian, 42, Struck Crossing West Side Highway* (Villager) Brooklyn: DWI Charge After Speeder Kills Good Samaritan (Daily News, NY Post) Queens: SUV Smashes Into Parked Motorcyclist, Killing 1 (NYT, NY […]