The Weekly Carnage

Fatal Crashes (14 Killed This Week; 383 Killed This Year)

  • Suffolk, Va.: Fiery Crash Kills Six New York City Kin (NY Post)
  • Related: Bronx Neighbors Erect Makeshift Memorial (Newsday)
  • Related: Father of 5 Bronx Siblings Killed in Crash Collapses (NY Post)
  • Related: Crash Mom Recalls Eerie Call From Kid (NY Post)
  • Brooklyn: Pedestrian, 88, Killed by Teen SUV Driver (Downtown Star [2nd item])
  • Brooklyn: 1 Dead, 1 Injured as Motorcycle Hits Bus (Daily News)
  • Dover, Del.: Horrific Crash Kills Staten Island Girl, 4 (S.I. Advance)
  • Bay Shore, L.I.: Driver, 77, Killed as Teen Runs Stop Sign (Newsday)
  • Riverhead, L.I.: Passenger, 92, Dies in Crash With Pickup Truck (Newsday)
  • Bridgeport, Conn.: Woman Killed When Car Collies With Fire Truck (AP/Newsday)
  • Coram, L.I.: Man, 88, Dies in Crash After Leaving Church (Newsday)
  • Hempstead, L.I.: Woman Killed on Way to Comfort Grieving Friend (Newsday)

Injuries, Arrests & Property Damage

  • Manhattan: Man, 77, Injured Falling in Front of Moving Police Car (Daily News)
  • New Hyde Park, L.I.: Unlicensed Driver on Drugs Crashes Stolen Van (Newsday)
  • Bohemia, L.I.: Officer Responding to Call Hospitalized After Collision (Newsday)
  • Massapequa Park, L.I.: Officer and 2 Girls Hospitalized After Collision (Newsday)
  • New Cassel, L.I.: 4 Officers Struck and Dragged During Struggle (Newsday)

Following Up

  • Staten Island: Tears Rain Down at Teen Driver’s Funeral (S.I. Advance)
  • Nassau County: Witnesses Detail Cop’s Cry at Fatal Crash (Daily News, Newsday)
  • Meadowbrook Parkway: DWI Killer’s DNA ‘Cheat’ (NY Post)
  • Islip Terrace, L.I.: Man Sentenced in Fatal DWI (Newsday)
  • Riverhead, L.I.: Illegal Immigrant Gets 5 to 15 Years for Fatal DWI (Newsday)
  • Staten Island: Woman Disabled in Crash Gets $1.25 Million (S.I. Advance)

Trends

  • Staten Island Lawmakers Eye Four-Figure Fines for Recklessness (S.I. Advance)
  • Nissan’s Japanese Model Includes Protection for Pedestrians (Newsday)

About the Weekly Carnage

Note: Missing New Jersey and Hudson Valley news this week because of computer problems. Many thanks to Charles Komanoff for filling in on this column for the past month.

  • MD

    The August 2 issue of the Downtown Brookly Star said an 88-year-old man was killed at Rogers Ave. and St. Johns last Thursday. Did that make it into any of the dailies?

  • No other news outlet picked it up as far as I can tell, but I’ve added it to the list and adjusted the tallies accordingly. Thanks for the update.

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