Real-Time Carnage

Move over Streetsblog Weekly Carnage. The kids over at Gothamist are now covering New York City motor vehicle mayhem with a nearly-real-time Google Maps mash-up. Overturned auto on the Brooklyn Bridge ramp to the FDR, 2:19 am! Pedestrian struck on 13th and University, 8:38 am! Severed finger on 235th Street in Queens, 11:48 am!?!?

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