The Weekly Carnage

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Fatal Crashes (25 Killed This Week; 444 Killed This Year)

  • Greenburgh, N.Y.: Sprain Brook Rollover Kills Driver (Journal News)
  • Manhattan: Pedestrian, 42, Struck Crossing West Side Highway* (Villager)
  • Brooklyn: DWI Charge After Speeder Kills Good Samaritan (Daily News, NY Post)
  • Queens: SUV Smashes Into Parked Motorcyclist, Killing 1 (NYT, NY Post)
  • Clinton, N.Y.: Rye Cyclist, 41, Hit from Behind and Killed (Journal News)
  • Bristol, Conn.: 4 Teens Killed, 3 Injured in 2-Car Wreck (AP/Newsday)
  • Hardyston, N.J.: Brooklyn WTC Survivor and Wife Killed in Crash (Star-Ledger
  • Lakeview & Hewlett, L.I.: Separate Crashes Kill 2, Injure 4 (Newsday)
  • Stamford, Conn.: Pedestrian Killed; Driver Gets Manslaughter Charge (Advocate)
  • Wyandanch, L.I.: Driver Arrested for DUI After Passenger Killed (Newsday)
  • Chappaqua, N.Y.: Chess Master, 76, Killed in Head-On (Journal News)
  • Sag Harbor, L.I.: Teen Driver Dies as BMW Slams Into Trees (Newsday)
  • Coram, L.I.: Woman, 21, Trying to Pass SUV Killed in Head-On (Newsday)
  • New Brunswick, N.J.: Man Killed as Car Swerves and Hits Pole (Star-Ledger)
  • Carle Place, L.I.: Motorist Killed Veering Into Path of Truck (Newsday)
  • Long Island: 2 Motorcyclists Killed, 1 Injured, in Three Crashes (Newsday)
  • North Amityville, L.I.: Man, 36, Killed After Car Hits Tree (Newsday)
  • Dix Hills, L.I.: Man Charged in Swindle Dies in Motorcycle Crash (Newsday)

Injuries, Arrests & Property Damage

  • Manhattan: Car Chase After Cabby Hits Pedestrian (NY Post)
  • Staten Island: Girl, 16, Critically Injured by Car (S.I. Advance)
  • Staten Island: 6 Injured in 2-Car Crash (S.I. Advance)
  • Newark: Jeep Cherokee Strikes Pole; Man Fatally Shot Nearby (Star-Ledger)
  • Staten Island: Directionless Driver Rams Car Into Building (S.I. Advance)
  • Hillcrest, N.Y.: Man Arrested After Crashing Van Into Home (Journal News)
  • Staten Island: Grandma’s Car Stolen, Wrecked (S.I. Advance)
  • Springfield, N.J.: Driver Critical After Car Hit by Dump Truck (Times of Trenton)
  • Cross County Pkwy, N.Y.: 4 Teens Flee From Flipped-Over Car (Journal News)
  • Old Bridge, N.J.: Disabled Person Has Heart Attack After Crash (Star-Ledger)
  • Orangeburg, N.Y.: Man, 81, Deposits Car Into Bank (Journal News)
  • Cross County Pkwy, N.Y.: Mom Charged With DWI; 2 Kids in Car (Journal News)
  • Mount Pleasant, N.Y.: Unlicensed Driver Charged With Hit-Run (Journal News)

Following Up

  • Valhalla, N.Y.: Injured Motorist Dies in Hospital** (Journal News)
  • Chappaqua, N.Y.: Pedestrian Killed at Intersection Is Remembered (Journal News)
  • Manhattan: Cabbie’s Lie Killed Co-Ed, Cops Charge (S.I. Advance)
  • Glen Cove, L.I.: 4 Years for Driver Who Hit People at Golf Club (Newsday
  • Secaucus, N.J.: Crash Victims Fight for Life as Infant Buried (Jersey Journal)
  • Trumbull, Conn.: Cop Sues Cops After Pursuit Crash (NYT, AP/Newsday)
  • Roselle Park, N.J.: Dispute Lingers in Good Samaritan Legal Case (Star-Ledger)
  • Secaucus, N.J.: Rescuers Hold Fund-Raiser for Injured Pair (Jersey Journal)

Trend

  • ‘Bicyclists Posing a Safety Hazard on Our Roadways’ (Journal News)

About the Weekly Carnage

*This is from last week; added to this week’s fatality totals
**Added to fatality totals

  • Steve

    “‘Bicyclists Posing a Safety Hazard”: Author’s transpo-myopia will blow your mind! He could be undersecretary to Peters!

  • gecko

    [Re: Bicyclists posing a safety hazard on our roadways, Journal News, ROBERT SUHR, Original publication: August 24, 2007]

    Hugh?

    With about one-half billion people using bikes as transport in China alone bicycle travel is serious transportation limited in the developed world by the brute force dangers and heavy subsidies of automotive transport which kills between 40,000 and 50,000 people a year in this country (accidents cost NYS over $19.45 billion annually) and over 1,260,000 worldwide and the largest killer of people under thirty years of age. It is so dangerous it is the only means of “normal” travel requiring insurance and for American domestic and international travelers the most serious danger.

    Further, virtual monopolistic dominance of cars and energy has stifled development of hybrid human-electric transport much more suitable for the developed-world currently so popular in China that demand far outstrips production, and perhaps paradoxically, one of the principle engines bringing China into the developed world.

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