The Weekly Carnage

Fatal Crashes (14 Killed This Week; 458 Killed This Year)

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Photo: G.N. Miller/New York Post

  • Manhattan: DWI Driver Kills Delivery Worker (NY Post, Newsday)
  • Yonkers, N.Y.: Driveway Death as Car Rolls Over Owner (Journal News, Newsday)
  • Related: Car May Have Been Out of Gear (Journal News
  • Bedford Hills, N.Y.: Driver, 20, Charged After His Brother Dies (Journal News)
  • Newark: Pedestrian Killed (NJ.com)
  • Queens: 12-Year-Old Boy Hitches a Ride on a Truck and Is Killed (Newsday)
  • North Patchogue, L.I.: Cyclist, 37, Struck by Car and Killed (Newsday)
  • Flanders, L.I.: 2 Drivers Killed in Head-On Crash (Newsday)
  • Hamilton, N.J.: Crash Kills Driver; Passenger Critical (Times of Trenton)
  • West Babylon, L.I.: Pedestrian Returning from Hospital Killed by Car (Newsday)
  • Holbrook, L.I.: Man, 21, Dies on Hamburger Bun Run (Newsday
  • Shirley, L.I.: Daughter, 23, Dies as Mother Hits Tree (Newsday)
  • Nanuet, N.Y.: DWI Charge After Head-On Crash Kills One (Journal News)
  • Freehold, N.J.: Man Killed as Motorcycle and Car Collide (Times of Trenton)

Injuries, Arrests & Property Damage

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Frank Becerra Jr. / The Journal News

  • Patterson, N.Y.: Driver Seriously Injured in Rollover (Journal News)
  • Brooklyn: Teen Cyclist Pinned by SUV Is Saved by Passers-By (Daily News)
  • Manhattan: Taxi Misses Road, Ends Up In Dry Cleaners (The Villager)
  • Brooklyn: Officer Hurt in Hit-and-Run (NY Post)
  • Brooklyn: Man Critical After East New York Hit-and-Run (NY1)
  • Knowlton Twp., N.J.: SUV Flies Off Road, Injuring Five (Star-Ledger)
  • Sunrise Highway, L.I.: Wrong-Way Driver Causes Scare (Newsday)
  • Yonkers, N.Y.: 3 Injured in 2 Accidents During Car Chase (Journal News)
  • New Cassel, L.I.: Motorcyclist Loses Leg in Collision With Car (Newsday)
  • Monsey, N.Y.: Sanitation Worker Hospitalized After Hit (Journal News
  • Princeton, N.J.: Truck Spills Garbage, Closing Road (Times of Trenton

Following Up

  • Old Bridge, N.J.: Student in Critical Condition Dies* (Times of Trenton)
  • Manhattan: Ped Killed at West Street Was Video Producer (Villager [scroll])
  • Charges for N.J. Driver After Death of Brooklyn Couple (Star-Ledger)
  • Brooklyn Man Indicted in Livery Driver’s Death (Newsday)
  • Jersey City: Charges for Off-Duty Cop in Deadly Crash (Jersey Journal)
  • NYPD Cover-Up Alleged in Fatal Brooklyn Hit-and-Run (Newsday)
  • Cops Say Rye Student Who Died Had Alcohol and Marijuana (Journal News
  • Civil Suit Filed in UConn Hit-and-Run (Newsday)

Trends

  • 3 New England States Team Up for Road Safety (Newsday)
  • New Jersey Towns Take a Walk on the Safe Side (Star-Ledger)
  • Doe Raising Two Fawns in a Staten Island Cloverleaf (S.I. Advance)

Opinion

*Crash was on Aug. 14; added to this week’s fatality totals. 

About the Weekly Carnage

  • Spud Spudly

    That’s an awfully strong reaction just because I declined to thank pedestrians for making my weekend drive a pleasant one. Don’t read into it that motorists think themselves more important than other people. It’s just that the empty streets were probably more a result of all the people who left the city for Labor Day rather than pedestrians who chose to walk when they could have driven (which btw describes me on many occasions, when I’m not on the subway going to work).

    But if it makes you feel a little better I hereby extend my heartfelt thanks to all the car-owning people everywhere who stayed off Manhattan streets this weekend. I’ll even thank the pedestrians for staying on the sidewalks. While I’m at it I’ll also thank other motorists who drove (as I did) directly to their destinations without meandering whimsically about. And I’m sure all those people appreciate that I drive carefully, obey traffic regulations and yield to pedestrians under all circumstances.

  • You’re still missing the point, bud. You don’t have to own a car to be contributing to uncongested streets. You just have to not be in a car. Decisions made over the course of years (car-free living) are just as relevant as those made for a particular weekend (let’s drive to the Hamptons, again!). But please don’t wear out your ability to insincerely thank people. This thread is hopelessly derailed and you may move on to your next.

  • curious

    But first, can you tell us what kind of car it was? That will color my opinion..

  • Spud Spudly

    It’s a silver car.

    I understood you the first time Doc when you wrote “…the masses of pedestrians who COULD own cars…” But thanks from the bottom of my heart for repeating yourself.

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