The Weekly Carnage

This week we have two separate instances of children killed horsing around on the street. Kids, be careful out there. Also, it seems like we’ve had a lot of bus crashes lately.

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The Weekly Carnage

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Fatal Crashes (16 Killed This Week; 227 Killed This Year) Bronx: Only Son of Deceased G.I. Crushed by Mother’s SUV (Daily News) Related Trend: Parents Put Spotlight on Toddler Deaths by ‘Backover’ (AM NY) Queens: Woman, 23, Struck and Killed by Mini-School Bus (NY1, WNBC 4) Brooklyn: SUV Jumps Curb, Pins Woman to Wall (NY Post, Gothamist, WABC) Brooklyn: Hit-and-Run Crash […]

In Memoriam

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Each year, scores of pedestrians and cyclists die on New York City streets, while thousands are injured. Though the total number of road fatalities is trending down, those who get around the city on foot and by bike have seen their casualty rate rise. Incidents of vehicle-inflicted violence are so frequent that many go unreported […]

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Fatal Crashes (14 Killed This Week; 458 Killed This Year) Photo: G.N. Miller/New York Post Manhattan: DWI Driver Kills Delivery Worker (NY Post, Newsday) Yonkers, N.Y.: Driveway Death as Car Rolls Over Owner (Journal News, Newsday) Related: Car May Have Been Out of Gear (Journal News)  Bedford Hills, N.Y.: Driver, 20, Charged After His Brother Dies (Journal News) Newark: Pedestrian Killed (NJ.com) […]

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Tom Nycz/The Journal News Fatal Crashes (19 Killed This Week; 402 Killed This Year) Chappaqua, N.Y.: Pedestrian, 61, Killed on Way to Starbucks (Journal News) Lindenhurst, L.I.: Mother Runs Over 5-Year-Old Son (AP/Daily News) Related: Officer Notes "It’s Just a Tragic Accident" (Newsday) Staten Island: Car Rear Ended, Bursts Into Flames, Killing Driver (S.I. Advance) Secaucus, N.J.: […]

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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. Fatal Crashes (1 Killed Since 3/26, 37 This Year, 7 Drivers Charged*) Williamsbridge, Bronx: 40-Year-Old Pedestrian, Known as “Nevel,” Killed Walking His […]

In Memoriam

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By many measures, 2011 was a bleak year for advocates of traffic safety. Where 2010 offered hope with the passage of new laws designed to hold reckless drivers accountable for harming vulnerable street users and the seating of a district attorney who pledged to do the same, this year saw those same laws go all […]