The Weekly Carnage

Fatal Crashes (22 Killed in 2 Weeks; 111 Killed This Year)

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Injuries, Arrests and Property Damage

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Following Up

Trends

  • Wow…and people think cycling is unsafe?

    This current edition of weekly carnage is particularly long and just looking at all the past carnage posts, there’s not a single mention of an accident involving a cyclist since January 5th, and that wasn’t even fatal. Meanwhile there are so many fatal car accidents each week.

    Granted, there are a lot more cars on the road than bicycles, but it seems like they pose a greater threat to each other than cyclists. I personally feel less safe in a car than on my bike (whether I’m the driver or the passenger doesn’t matter, it’s just being in a car that feels dangerous).

  • Dormer

    Is it just me, or does every other incident involve an SUV and/or teens?

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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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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 […]

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Fatal Crashes (13 Killed This Week; 162 Killed This Year) Brooklyn: Body of Hit-and-Run Victim Found (NY Post) New Jersey: 6 Die Across State in Storm-Related Crashes (Star-Ledger) Central Islip, L.I.: Man Dies Crashing Car He Just Stole (Newsday) Melville, L.I.: SUV Veers Off Road in Snow, Driver Dies (Newsday) North Shore, L.I.: Haute Couture Retailer Killed on […]

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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) […]

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Fatal Crashes (14 Killed This Week; 211 Killed This Year) Bronx: SUV Slams Big Rig, Passenger Dies, Driver Flees on Foot (Daily News, NYT) Related: DWI Suspect Driven to Drink After Pal Died in DWI (Daily News) Queens: Mother Killed in Crash, 10-Day-Old Baby Survives (Daily News, Newsday) Related: Driver Is Jailed (AM NY) Brooklyn: U-Turn […]

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Fatal Crashes (19 Killed This Week; 89 Killed This Year) Patterson, N.Y.: 2 Mothers Killed in Head-On Collision (Journal News) Related: Dozens Pay Respects to Victim (Journal News) Queens: Man Survives Crash but Killed in Hit-and-Run (Daily News) Related: Hit-and-Run Driver Nabbed; Faces 4 Years (Daily News) Related: Family Rage Over ‘Accident’; Injured Woman’s Feet Amputated (WABC 7) Huntington, L.I.: 3 […]