The Weekly Carnage

Fatal Crashes (6 Killed This Week; 233 Killed This Year)

  • Manhattan: Pedestrian Struck by Truck in Chelsea (NY1)
  • Queens: Teen Killed in Grand Central Parkway Crash (NY1, Newsday)
  • Toms River, N.J.: Pedestrian, 40, Killed (Star-Ledger)
  • Toms River, N.J.: 1 Killed in Garden State Parkway Crash (Star-Ledger)
  • Wheatley Heights, L.I.: DWI Crash Kills Caretaker (Newsday)
  • Hopewell Twp., N.J.: Tanker Driver Killed in Fiery Crash (AP, Star-Ledger)

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Injuries, Arrests & Property Damage

  • Purchase, N.Y.: 3 Injured as Box Truck Crushes SUV (Journal News)
  • Manhattan: Real estate mogul critically injured in hit-and-run (Daily News)
  • Brooklyn: Stopped Teen Rams Police Vehicle (Daily News)
  • Queens: Schoolgirl Loses Leg to Curb-Jumping Driver (Daily News, Post)
  • Staten Island: Dedicated Crossing Guard Is Run Down (S.I. Advance)

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  • Bordentown, N.J.: One Injured in N.J. Turnpike Crash (NJ.com)
  • Toms River, N.J.: Girl, 17, Critical After Car Hits School Bus (Star-Ledger)
  • East Northport, L.I.: Woman Drives Into 7-Eleven (Newsday)
  • Monroe, N.J.: 2 School Buses Crash, 22 Hospitalized (Jersey Journal, AP)
  • Yoners, N.Y.: 2 Children Escape Injury in Bus-Truck Collision (Journal News
  • Hopewell Twp., N.J.: 2 Hurt as Van, Dump Truck Collide (Times of Trenton)
  • Harrison, N.Y.: Driver Flees on Foot After 5-Car Pileup (Journal News)
  • Westchester County: Busy Week for DWI Arrests (Journal News)

Following Up

  • Busta Rhymes Allowed to Keep License (NY Post)
  • Complaints Against Corzine Driver Dismissed (NJ.com)
  • Related: Corzine Resumes Duties as Governor (Star-Ledger)
  • Milford, Conn.: Mourners Remember 23-Year-Old Crash Victim (Conn Post)
  • Man Indicted in Hit-and-Run Cyclist Death (Brooklyn Eagle)

Trends

  • N.J. Legislators Push to Prohibit Text Messaging While Driving (Star-Ledger)
  • N.J. Increases Hit-and-Run Penalty (AP via Newsday)
  • Washington, D.C., Loosens Rules on Older Drivers (AP via Newsday)
  • Nassau County Lawmakers Approve Red Light Cameras (Newsday)
  • Insurers Subsidize Teen-Trackers (Newsday)
  • Helping Kids Stay Safe, on Bikes and in Cars (Star-Ledger)
  • Wake Up to Drowsy Drivers (Journal News)

About the Weekly Carnage

  • Tonight’s Brooklyn Critical Mass will ride in honor of Anthony Delgado, the 13-year-old cyclist killed two weeks ago in a hit-and-run. Meet at either Grand Army Plaza or the Brooklyn side of the Williamsburg Bridge at 7:00. Both groups will meet up and dedicate his memorial ghost bike. If you don’t have a bike and would still like to participate, meet at Palmetto & Central Avenue at 8:15

  • To Whom This May Concern:
    IF “we” American’s don’t stop the carnage in America – we will soon be (if not already) the worst nation in the world for ALL Crimes. Now, doesn’t that make you “proud” to live in America? NO wonder the ape’s reject man’s theory about creation – I would too!

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