The Weekly Carnage

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Fatal Crashes (20 Killed in past two weeks; 630 Killed this year)

  • Carmel, N.Y.: Police chief drives head-on into oncoming traffic (Newsday)
  • Cold Spring, N.Y.: Top cop kills self, injures 2 adults and toddler (Journal News)
  • New York, N.Y.: "Didn’t mean to kill him" Cabbie mowed down (News)
  • Related: Manslaughter charges filed (Post)
  • Staten Island, N.Y.: Pedestrian struck (Advance)
  • Queens, N.Y.: Teen driver runs down pedestrian (Post)
  • Copiague, L.I.: Driver loses control, parents dead in crash (Newsday
  • Southhampton, L.I.: Elderly driver loses control (Newsday)
  • Southhampton, L.I.: Pedestrian struck (Newsday)
  • Lake Success, L.I.: Man killed in tow truck accident (Newsday)
  • Greenburgh, N.Y.: One dead, one hurt on Bronx River Pkwy, below (Journal News)
  • Stratford, Conn.:  Car goes airborne, driver killed (Newsday)
  • Manchester, Conn.: Man loses control on interstate (Courant)
  • Guilford, Conn.: Woman loses control on interstate (Courant)
  • Middletown, Conn.: Pedestrian struck crossing road (Courant)
  • Windsor, Conn.: Teen killed in crash (Courant)
  • Hartford, Conn.: Teen killed in crash (Courant)
  • Cromwell, Conn.: Car found in ravine, two dead (Courant)
  • Monroe Township, N.J.: Couple killed in motorcycle crash (Newsday)

Injuries, Arrests, and Property Damage

  • Jersey City, N.J.: Two cars in accident, strike street light, above (Jersey Journal)
  • New York, N.Y.: Woman hit by Chinatown bus (NYT, Post, AMNY, News)
  • Brooklyn, N.Y.: Two pedestrians hit at same intersection within 90 min. (News)
  • Related: Intersection is notoriously confusing and chaotic (Newsday)
  • New York, N.Y.: Boy critically injured, struck by ambulette (Post, NYT)
  • Queens, N.Y.: Police officer struck (Newsday)
  • Westhampton: Ladder falls off van, injures 10 in school bus (Newsday)
  • Eastchester, N.Y.: Off-duty EMT rescues driver from Bronx River (Review Press)
  • Mount Vernon, N.Y.: Two injured in crash (Journal News)
  • Yonkers, N.Y.: Officer struck during traffic stop (Journal News)
  • New Rochelle, N.Y.: Jeep crashes into storefront (Journal News)
  • White Plains, N.Y.: Pedestrian struck (Journal News)
  • New City, N.Y.: Officer seriously hurt in crash (Journal News)
  • New City, N.Y.: Pedestrian struck by drunk driver (Journal News)
  • Newburgh, N.Y.: Pedestrian struck crossing the highway (Journal News)
  • North Castle, N.Y.: Ambulette flips, eight injured (Journal News
  • Linden, N.J.: Bus crashes into Christmas tree lot (Star-Ledger)
  • Jersey City, N.J: SUV strikes commuter train (Jersey Journal)
  • Bedminster, N.J.: Six injured in crash with tractor trailer (Star-Ledger)
  • Brick, N.J.: Teens run red light, hit by school bus, four injured (Newsday)

Following Up

  • New York, N.Y.: One day of jail and probation for crash that maimed cop (News)
  • New City, N.Y.: Six months jail for drunk driving that killed cop (Journal News)
  • Queens, N.Y.: Victim in DWI crash was father of a cop (News)
  • Bayville, L.I..: Funeral set for woman killed by rock falling out of truck (Newsday)
  • Yonkers, N.Y.: Charges against teen dropped (Journal News)
  • Related: Opinion, Graduated licenses could save lives (LoHud.com)

Trends

  • Nassau County, L.I.: Souzzi pledges DWI busts over holiday weekend (Newsday)
  • New Jersey: State police pledge DWI crackdown (Star-Ledger)
  • Rochester, N.Y.: Legislator proposes ban on texting while driving (Newsday)
  • Staten Island, N.Y.: Councilman proposes ban on nitrous oxide tanks (Advance)
  • Suffolk County, L.I.: Seat-belt crackdown (Newsday)
  • Connecticut: Governor forms task force on teen driving (Courant)
  • Costa Mesa, Cali.: Jogger struck by car wins $50M settlement (Newsday)
  • Knoxville, Tenn.: Arrest for shooting red light camera, A.P. (Newsday) (Courant)

About the Weekly Carnage

  • Dave H.

    Benjamin,

    Great job. This is impressively thorough. (Odd and, perhaps, wrong as it is to talk about human suffering in such terms). Have you expanded the coverage area though? According to the map under the “About the Weekly Carnage” link, you only cover Litchfield, New Haven and Farfield counties in CT. A few of those towns are not in those counties (Windsor and Hartford are in Hartford County; Cromwell and Middleton are in Middlesex County)

  • Dave H.

    Oops, meant “Middletown” is in Middlesex County.
    Also, Manchester is Hartford County.

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