The Weekly Carnage

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

Fatal Crashes (1 killed this week, 19 this year, 3 drivers charged*)

  • Stranded Driver Killed on Williamsburg Bridge When Cabbie Hits Car; No Charges Filed (News)

Injuries, Arrests and Property Damage

  • Midtown: Four-Vehicle Crash in Lincoln Tunnel Throws Motorcyclist Under Bus; 52 Injured (News, DNAinfo)
  • Willowbrook, SI: Driver Pinned in Overturned SUV (Advance)
  • Staten Island: Driver of Tractor Trailer Injured in Crash on Verrazano Bridge (Advance)

In the Region, Out of Town

  • Knowlton Township: Three Killed in Single-Car Crash (WPIX)
  • Orangeburg, NY: Pedestrian Struck, Injured Crossing the Street; No Charges Filed (LoHud)
  • Jersey City: Off-Duty Cop Investigated in Crash that Killed Elderly Woman (CBS Local)
  • Huntington Station, NY: Dad Arrested for Driving Drunk with 21-Month-Old; Charged Under Leandra’s Law (WPIX, NBC NY)
  • Elmont, NY: Man Arrested for Driving Drunk; Vehicle’s Ignition Interlock Device Found Disabled (Post)
  • Atlantic City: Gunfire Leads to Two-Car Collision (Press of Atlantic City)
  • Waretown, NJ: Teen Driver Issued Summonses After Crash Injures Three (Asbury Park Press)
  • Lacey Township: Three NYC Residents Injured After Vehicle Flips on Garden State Parkway (Press of Atlantic City)
  • South Nyack: Yonkers Man Arrested for Driving Drunk in Wrong-Way Crash on NY State Thruway (Tarrytown Patch)
  • Bayonne, NJ: Seven-Vehicle Crash Leaves One Dead, at Least Six Injured (Jersey Journal)

Following Up

  • SI Man Charged with First-Degree Aggravated Vehicular Homicide in August 2010 Crash (News, CBS Local)
  • White Plains Man Convicted of Vehicular Manslaughter in DWI Crash that Killed One, Injured Five (AP)
  • LI Woman Pleads Guilty to Crashing Into Construction Site, Injuring Two While High on Crack (Post)
  • Parole Denied Again for Ex-SI Cop Who Killed Four Drunk Driving in Brooklyn (Advance)
  • Man Run Over By SUV on LI Beach Last May Still Can’t Wrest Crash Report Out of Nassau PD (Post)
  • Bronx Man Gets Four Years for Fatal DWI Crash Upstate (AP)

Other News

  • Supreme Court Rules Family of Woman Killed in Head-On Collision Can Sue Car Maker Over Rear Seat Belts (Times)
  • Semi-Truck, Commercial Vehicle Crashes Rise in U.S. in 2010 (PR Newswire)
  • When Should Elderly Drivers Stop Driving? (The New Old Age)
  • Police Officers Beat Bronx Teen, Issue Summons for Sidewalk Riding, Detain Him Overnight (NewsPost); Get Cleared of Charges By Internal Affairs (News, Post)
  • Horrible! UGH!

  • Why does the Daily News publish a headline that says “Motorcycle slams into 3 buses” when what really happened, according to the second paragraph of their story, is that:

    When the first bus stopped for traffic, the second bus slammed the motorcyclist from behind, pinning him against the first bus, the source said.

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