The Weekly Carnage

Here is the third installment of our Weekly Carnage column, covering the tragic fatalities that inevitably result from a car-dependent society. This week there was a lot of family trauma. A 4-year-old girl loses her mother, father and sister. An 85-year-old man kills his presumed wife. An 18-year-old son kills his father.

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(Photo by Vincent Laforet for The New York Times)

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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, […]

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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 […]

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The Weekly Carnage is a Friday round-up of motor vehicle violence across the five boroughs. For more on the origins and purpose of this column, please read About the Weekly Carnage. Fatal Crashes (6 Killed This Week; 170 This Year*) Chinatown: 59-Year-Old Dragged by Private Garbage Truck Driver Who Fled Scene (DNA, Post) Ridgewood: Edgar Torres, 40, Struck […]

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This week, New York State authorities launched a probe into the gap between Long Island Rail Road and Metro-North trains and platforms. After that, the National Transportation Safety Board launched its own probe, which like the state’s follows the tragic death of a Minnesota teenager who fell through such a gap boarding an L.I.R.R. train on Aug. 5. These probes […]

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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 (4 Killed This Week, 20 This Year; 0 Drivers Charged*) Brownsville: Kenneth Cole, 44, Killed by SUV Driver on Linden Boulevard; […]

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Demonstrating that New York isn’t the only place with traffic fatalities, this week we learn that roadside memorials to those killed in traffic crashes have become a business in Chicago. As for our area … Fatal Hit-and-Run Is Second in 9-Hour Span in Manhattan (NYT) Marine Held in Chelsea Hit-and-Run (NY Post)  Hit-and-Run: Time For Serious Hearings […]