The Weekly Carnage

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Demonstrating that New York isn’t the only place with traffic fatalities, this week we learn that roadside memorials to those killed in traffic crashes have become a business in Chicago. As for our area …

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Fatal Crashes (15 Killed This Week; 248 Killed This Year) Manhattan: Boy, 14, Killed as Overloaded Van Hits Pole (NYT, NY Post) Manhattan: Motorcyclist Killed After Swerving (Newsday, NYT) I-80: 3 Killed in Two Days of Death (Star-Ledger) East Meadow, L.I.: Hit-and-Run Driver Drags, Kills a Mom (NYT) Related: Headlight Shards Link to Driver (NY Post) […]

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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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L.I. Driver Dead as Airborne Crash Hits Second Floor (NY Post) Two Friends Fighting by Side of Van Wyck Are Killed (Newsday)  L.I. Motorist Kills Nephew (NY Post)   Crash in Woodbridge, N.J., Kills 2 and Injures 2 (NYT) A Third Person Dies in Woodbridge Crash (NYT) Pals Lived and Died Together (Star-Leger)  N.Y. Soldier Dies in Arizona Traffic Accident (AP via Newsday) […]

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Fatal Crashes & Incidents (23 Dead This Week; 28 Dead This Year) Freehold, N.J.: 3 High School Students and Van Driver Die in Fiery Wreck (NYT) Related: Grief Comes to High School After Crash (NYT) Related: Son of Van Driver Visits Young Victims’ School (Star-Ledger) Patterson, N.Y.: Brewster High School Student, 16, Killed in Crash (Journal News) […]

The Weekly Carnage – Belated Edition

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Sorry for posting this later than usual. This week, the Nassau County district attorney won a rare murder conviction against a DWI driver in a trial that received a lot of attention. "We would hope that this verdict sends a message that if you drink and drive and kill someone, you will be prosecuted for murder," the […]

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Fatal Crashes (14 Killed This Week; 197 Killed This Year) Manhattan/Bronx: Car Plunges Kill 2 (NY Post, Journal News) Related: Vehicular Manslaughter Charge for Manhattan Crash Survivor (NYT)  Brooklyn: Pedestrian Killed at Tillary & Adams (Brooklyn Heights Blog) Queens: Pedestrian Dies After Being Pinned Under SUV (AMNY) New Jersey: 3 Die in Their Cars as Storm Waters […]