The Weekly Carnage

The Weekly Carnage is a Friday round-up of motor vehicle mayhem
across the five boroughs and beyond. For more on the origins and purpose of this
column, please read About the Weekly Carnage.

  • St. Albans: “Obsessed” Car Owner Kills Would-Be Thief; No Charges Filed (NYT, News, Post 1, 2)

Injuries, Arrests and Property Damage

  • Englewood, NJ: City TV Reporter Filing Toyota Story Hit Crossing Street (News)
  • Mariners Harbor: Suspected Thieves Crash Car During Police Pursuit (Advance)
  • SI: Five Arrested for DWI Last Weekend; 1 in Crash, 1 With 14 License Suspensions (Advance)
  • Great Kills: Sanitation Crew Hits SUV, Leaves Scene (Advance)
  • St. Albans: Woman Arraigned for Claiming Car Was Stolen After Attempted Hit-and-Run (YN)

Following Up

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In the Region, Out of Town

  • Ft. Lee, NJ: Pedestrian Hit, in Serious Condition (WCBS)
  • Clifton, NJ: Police Chase Kills Truck Passenger (WABC)
  • Phoenix: 6 Killed, 15 Injured in Interstate Bus Crash (AP)
  • Dinwiddie Co., VA: Driver Charged in Van Crash That Killed Temple Student (AP)
  • Barnstable, MA: Newlywed Tries to Run Down Husband’s Ex-Girlfriend (News)
  • Norwood, PA: Teens Upset Over Death of Cyclist Friend Commit Suicide-by-Train (Daily News)
  • Tampa: Alex Rodriguez and His $400,000 Car in Minor Collision (News)

Other News

  • NYPD Drunk Driving Epidemic Continues Unabated; Where’s Ray Kelly? (Streetsblog)
  • DWI Also Popular With Cops in Westchester: 6 Charged Since December (WCBS)
  • DOT Denies Brooklyn CB 18 Request for Kings Plaza Pedestrian “Safety Fences” (YN)
  • Related: Board Cites Hazardous Pedestrian Conditions at Canarsie Cemetery (YN)
  • Freedom-Loving Arizona Legislators Kill TWD Bill, Again (AZ Republic)
  • Failed Ban Sparks Seemingly Rational Discussion of Traffic Cams in Illinois (Daily Herald)
  • Times Driven to Distraction Series Targets Digital Billboards, a.k.a. “Television on a Stick”
  • No local deaths. A “good” week, I guess.

  • Obsessed? Why is the guy who acted to prevent theft of his valuable property being classified as obsessed?

    Seems to me like that car thief should have asked himself that question – “Is this car worth my life?”

    But I guess here on Streetsblog, somehow it’s the car’s fault.

  • Jen

    “Obsessed” is the Post’s description, as indicated by the quotation marks.

    So nanterking, you are in favor of immediate executions of suspected car thieves. Guess your passion for due process isn’t universal after all.

  • I missed that.

    You do understand that due process applies to government action against its citizens, and not actions between citizens, right?

  • Spam spam spam!

  • mike

    @nanterking: I’m sure that Jen understands that “due process” applies to government action. But to commit manslaughter (or murder) over a car is ridiculous, unjust and pathetic. And yes, obsessed. Daillard Paris is a criminal (like Daillard Paris was) and should be in jail.

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