The Weekly Carnage

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This is the debut of a new Streetsblog feature called "The Weekly Carnage." Every Friday morning we will tally up and present the previous week’s motor vehicle mayhem throughout the region — deaths, injuries and property destruction. It’s a grim accounting but we feel like someone’s got to do it.

(Photo by Jack Healy for Newsday)

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The Weekly Carnage – Belated Edition

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Sorry for posting this later than usual. This week, the Nassau County district attorney won a rare murder conviction against a DWI driver in a trial that received a lot of attention. "We would hope that this verdict sends a message that if you drink and drive and kill someone, you will be prosecuted for murder," the […]

The Weekly Carnage

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The Weekly Carnage is a Friday round-up (a day early this week due to the holiday) of motor vehicle mayhem across the metro region. For more on the origins and purpose of this column, please read About the Weekly Carnage. Fatal Crashes (6 Killed This Week,43 Killed This Year*, 6 Drivers Charged**) Brooklyn: 72-Year-Old Cyclist […]

The Weekly Carnage

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Fatal Crashes (14 Killed This Week; 383 Killed This Year) Suffolk, Va.: Fiery Crash Kills Six New York City Kin (NY Post) Related: Bronx Neighbors Erect Makeshift Memorial (Newsday) Related: Father of 5 Bronx Siblings Killed in Crash Collapses (NY Post) Related: Crash Mom Recalls Eerie Call From Kid (NY Post) Brooklyn: Pedestrian, 88, Killed by Teen SUV Driver […]

The Weekly Carnage

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  A slight change of format this week as Streetsblog adds a completely unscientific tally of the metropolitan area’s weekly motor vehicle death count, and divides crash coverage between fatal crashes, crashes that cause injuries and those that result merely in property damage. (I expect most coverage to relate to fatal crashes as the nonfatal […]

The Weekly Carnage

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Fatal Crashes (12 Killed This Week; 289 Killed This Year) Manhattan: Man, 26, Killed in Hit-and-Run at 22nd & Park (Daily News, NY Post)  Related: Family Offers $5,000 Reward for Information (Daily News) Westport, Conn.: Couple Dies as Tree Falls on Car, 2 Boys O.K. (Westport News) Related: Governor Vows to Assess Safety of Trees (Newsday, Journal News) Related: Same […]

The Weekly Carnage

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Fatal Crashes (8 Killed This Week; 170 Killed This Year) Fort Lee, N.J.: Mascot Portrayer Critically Injured by SUV (Charlotte Observer) Related: Jason Ray Dies of His Injuries (Herald-Sun) Related: Funeral Saturday in Concord, N.C. (AP/Greensboro News-Record) Greenwich, N.J.: Driver Killed Crashing Into Salon, Igniting Building (Star-Ledger) Kings Park, L.I.: Beloved Coach, 72, Dies in Collision With Pole (Daily News) Bay […]