The Weekly Carnage

Fatal Crashes (17 Killed This Week; 419 Killed This Year)

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  • Queens: DWI Crash Kills Rap Promoter, 22 (Daily News)
  • Queens: Two Pedestrians Killed in Separate Crashes (NewsdayQueens Chronicle)
  • Queens: DOT Worker Placing Cones is Struck and Killed (NY Post, AM NY, NY1)
  • Queens: Cyclist, 13, Killed by Driver With Dud License (Daily News, Newsday)
  • Queens: Man, 19, Killed in Drag Race on Highway (Daily News, NY Post, Newsday)
  • Brooklyn: Granny Run Down by Driver Cruising for Sex (Daily News, WABC 7)
  • Brooklyn: Motorcyclist, 19, Killed in Collision With Flatbed Truck (Newsday)
  • Manhattan: Motorcyclist Killed in Collision With Car in Chelsea (NY1)
  • Nanuet, N.Y.: Man Found Dead in Stopped SUV; DWI Charge (Journal News)
  • Related: Brooklyn Man May Have Stuck His Head Out the Window (Journal News)

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  • Westport, Conn.: Cyclist Killed in Collision With Dump Truck (Westport Now)
  • Related: Cyclist Identified as 42-Year-Old Stamford Man (Stamford Advocate)
  • Barnegat Twp., N.J.: Girl, 11, Killed, Mother and Grandmother Airlifted (NJ.com)
  • Norwalk, Conn.: Elderly Man Struck and Killed by Truck (Stamford Advocate)
  • Mahopac, N.Y.: High School Football Star Killed in SUV Rollover (Journal News
  • Related: Mourners Bid Goodbye (Journal News)
  • Boonton, N.J.: Woman, 66, Struck and Killed Crossing Street (Star-Ledger)
  • New Brunswick, N.J.: Man Dies When Car Hits His Motorcycle (Star-Ledger)
  • Shirley, L.I.: Tractor-Trailer Driver Dies After Veering From L.I.E. (Newsday)

Injuries, Arrests & Property Damage

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  • Katonah, N.Y.: 2 Hurt as Subaru Collides With Flatbed Truck (Journal News)
  • Brooklyn: Big Rig Crushes Legs of Beloved Woman, 84 (Daily News, NY Post)
  • The Bronx: Officer Dragged by Driver Fleeing Traffic Stop (NY Sun)
  • Southeast, N.Y.: No Charges for Official After Alleged Hit-Run (Journal News)
  • West Islip, L.I.: Man, 23, Plows Into Girlfriend’s Mom After Argument (Newsday)
  • Bay Shore, L.I.: Passenger Suffers Brain Injury in Crash (Newsday)
  • Staten Island: 694 Homes Lose Power After 3-Car Crash (S.I. Advance)
  • Otselic, N.Y.: N.J. Man Who Ran Over Baby Sitter, 12, Charged (AP/Newsday)
  • Mineola, L.I.: Gas Station Explodes, Injuring 2 Firefighters (Newsday)
  • Happauge, L.I.: Truck Overturns, Spilling Keystones Onto L.I.E. (Newsday)
  • Monsey, N.Y.: Van Driver Arrested in Hit-and-Run (Journal News)

Following Up

  • Chappaqua, N.Y.: Site of Fatal Crash Already Targeted for Safety (Journal News)
  • Riverhead, L.I.: Illegal Immigrant Sentenced in Vehicular Assault (Newsday)
  • Glen Cove, L.I.: A Year Later, Woman Still in Pain (Newsday)
  • Secaucus, N.J.: Friend Collecting for Crash Family (Jersey Journal

Trends

  • Court Rules That Drivers Must Report Crashes (Star-Ledger)
  • Tip: Drive Less and Save More on Insurance (Star-Ledger)

About the Weekly Carnage

  • I’m a little bewildered by the police conclusion in the Westport bicycle – dump truck collision that it was probably the cyclist who collided with the truck. They were traveling in the same direction and the cyclist’s back wheel is the part that is damaged in the photo. I believe it is the motorist’s responsibility to pass when it is safe to pass. If the cyclist indeed swerved while being passed and was hit by the rear wheels of the truck, how responsible is a cyclist for holding a perfectly straight line when someone passes closely?

  • trek970

    Chris, I agree. Note this quote from the police, which makes no sense at all unless you operate under the assumption that a bicyclist is “guilty until proven innocent.” Plus, the guy’s dead, so why not say it was his fault?

    Lt. Dale Call, who is investigating the accident with help from the state police truck squad, said he is not sure how the truck and bike collided.

    “The bike was between the truck and the curb,” Call said. “Because nobody actually saw the whole thing, we’re leaning toward the bicycle hitting the truck.”

  • Bill Pinsky

    It is extremely disturbing to read that the illegal immigrant driving drunk will only have to serve 3 years, despite having disfigured his victim. It is only by chance that his victim survived this accident. The law needs to be changed to be stricter against drunk drivers.

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