Weekly Carnage – Hiatus Edition

The Weekly Carnage is on vacation this week and is off trying not to think about automobile-related death, destruction and mayhem. Add any carnage you may have read about in the comments and I’ll include in next week’s special double feature.

  • Not so much carnage as pity for poor refugee motorists trapped on I-78 in Pennsylvania the last two days.

    http://www.courierpostonline.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20070216/NEWS01/70216002/1004/LIVING

    “A biting storm caused a 50-mile backup on an icy, hilly section of Interstate 78 and forced the closure of other eastern Pennsylvania highways Thursday as police, road crews and the National Guard struggled to gain ground on a colossal traffic jam that left some motorists stranded for more than a day. National Guard vehicles loaded with food, water, baby supplies and fuel delivered help to hundreds of stranded motorists. ”

    “Coleman, who is hyperglycemic, was trapped for 20 hours while on his way home from visiting his terminally ill mother in Georgia, along with his girlfriend and pregnant daughter. They had no food or water for about 18 hours and Coleman said his legs were swollen.”

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    Sort of puts all the alternate side ticketing complaints into perspective here in the City.

  • I think this would have been your lead this week, AD:

    SUV Plows Into Theater As Moviegoers Watch “Dreamgirls”

    http://www.wftv.com/news/11010356/detail.html#

  • New Jersey Streets & Sidewalks More Dangerous in 2006 – press release

    http://www.tstc.org/press/2007/021507_NJfatalities.html

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