The Weekly Carnage

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Matt Rainey / Star-Ledger

Fatal Crashes (9 Killed This Week; 354 Killed This Year)

  • Lindenhurst, LI: Woman Dies Day After Hit Crossing Highway (Newsday)
  • Old Brookville, LI: Hicksville Man Killed in Motorcycle Crash (Newsday)
  • Totowa, NJ: Police Kill Ex-Cop Who Struck 2 With Car (Newsday)
  • NJ: ‘Girls’ Night Out’ Ends in Fatal Parkway Crash (NJ.com)
  • Hunterdown County, NJ: Crash with Semi Leaves Pick-Up Driver Dead (NJ.com)
  • Bedminster, NJ: SUV Driver Rear-Ends 18-Wheeler, Dies (NJ.com)
  • Frelinghuysen, NJ: Find Crashed B’klyn Driver Dead 9 Days Later (NJ.com)
  • Croton-on-Hudson, NY: Cops ID Motorcyclist Killed in Crash (Journal News)
  • Croton Falls, NY: Purdys Man Killed in 2-Van Head-on Smash (Journal News)

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Sarah Rice / Star-Ledger: Crews Remove 18-Wheeler from NJ Rt. 22

Injuries, Arrests & Property Damage

  • NYC: Brooklyn, Manhattan School Bus Smashups Injure 11 (NY Post)
  • Bronx: Cops’ Baby Bump (NY Post)
  • Kings Park, NY: Joy-ride Teen Arrested after Pals Fall from Car (Newsday)
  • West Islip, NY: 2 Firefighters critical after hit by DWI teen (Daily News)
  • Related: Hit-Run Horror (NY Post)
  • Related: W. Islip Teen Charged in DWI Hit-and-Run (Newsday)
  • Great Kills, S.I.: Woman Injured in Car-Flip Ricochet (SI Advance)
  • Newburgh, NY: Police seeking Blazer Driver Who Hit Bicyclist (Poughkeepsie J.)
  • Weymouth, NJ: Airlift for Critical 21-Year-Old in 2-Car Crash (NJ.com)
  • Boonton, NJ: Pedestrian Critical after Hit-Run (NJ.com)
  • Hillside, NJ: 6-Vehicle Crash Shuts Rt. 22 in Morning Rush (Star-Ledger)
  • Westfield, NJ: Steals 2 Cars, Crashes Both (NJ.com)
  • Cranford, NJ: Parkway Crash Sends 2 to Hospital (NJ.com)
  • I-278, NJ: Newark Cop Hurt in 2-Motorcycle Collision (NJ.com)
  • Monroe, NJ: 3 Injured When Truck Smashes Home (NJ.com)
  • Sloatsburg, NY: 2 Hurt as Pickup Flies Over RR Tracks (Journal News)
  • New Rochelle: Bicyclist Leg Injury After Car Hit (Journal News)
  • Ansonia, CT: Man Critical After Pinned Under Car (Conn. Post)
  • Derby, CT: Suspended Driver Flees Rt. 8 Crash (Conn. Post)

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Angela Gaul / Journal News

Following Up

  • Riverhead, LI: "Heavy drinker" pleads not guilty to killing cyclist (Newsday)
  • Massapequa, LI: Man who killed girlfriend in DWI gets 6 months (Newsday)
  • Medford, LI: Man jailed after 11th DWI arrest (Newsday)
  • Roslyn Heights, LI: Car in M.D. Fatal Hit-Run Found (Newsday)
  • Bridgeport: Man Charged in July 4 Toddler Sidewalk Death (Newsday)
  • Putnam Cty, NY: Southeast Candidate in Crash was 50% Over DWI (Journal News)
  • Fairfield, CT: Magistrate Suspended in DWI/SUV/toddler Crash (Conn. Post)

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Frank Beccera Jr. / Journal News: Police Check 2-Van Croton Falls Fatal

Trends

  • Cheerleader’s Phone was Text-Messaging in Upstate Wreck Fatal to 5 (NY Times)
  • Related: Teen Who Killed Cyclist Was Texting While Driving (Daily Dog, 11-26-05)
  • Related: NY Lawmakers Move to Make "TWD" A Crime (Newsday)
  • Virginia: "Abusive Driver" Fees Becoming Election Weapon (Wash. Post)
  • Related: High Fines for Speeding Anger Virginians (NY Times)
  • NY State: Spitzer Signs DWI Law with Stiffer Penalties (Newsday)

About The Weekly Carnage

Aaron Donovan returns August 3.

  • mork

    Thank you Charles, for a thankless job.

  • Ed Crotch

    What do you expect? Less and less cops, especially cops who actually patrol the roads. People don’t want to pay taxes to increase the police budgets and cops don’t really want to enforce the laws (especially in NYC). And the public knows this! So this is what happens. I hope you have working airbags!

  • Mork — thanks for kind words. I’m just pinch-hitting for a month … not so bad. — CK

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