The Weekly Carnage

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Fatal Crashes (8 Killed This Week; 170 Killed This Year)

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Injuries, Arrests & Property Damage

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  • steely

    I was riding up sixth ave when I witnessed that multiple ped/cab crash. It was a harrowing chain reaction that catapulted a parked cab into the crosswalk, striking two peds and critically injuring one ped. Despite eyewitness accounts of the reckless cabbie that set it all into motion, it was of course chalked up to an “unfortunate freak accident”

  • Link error: the first two stories under “Injuries…” link to the same article.

  • RE: “Upper West Side: Woman, 50, Clings to Life After Being Hit by Cab”

    “The victim was in critical condition. The driver stopped about a block away from the scene and was not charged, police said.”

    If he had rear-ended a Lexus, he would have been ticketed for following too close, etc. If you squish a human being – well, try not to do that again…now run along.

    No longer surprised.

  • AD

    Link fixed. Thanks Ian.

  • Angus Grieve-Smith

    Good point, Ian. If the driver would have been charged if they had done exactly the same reckless thing but damaged property instead of a person, well, that says it all really.

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