The Weekly Carnage


Fatal Crashes (14 Killed This Week; 197 Killed This Year)

  • Manhattan/Bronx: Car Plunges Kill 2 (NY Post, Journal News)
  • Related: Vehicular Manslaughter Charge for Manhattan Crash Survivor (NYT
  • Brooklyn: Pedestrian Killed at Tillary & Adams (Brooklyn Heights Blog)
  • Queens: Pedestrian Dies After Being Pinned Under SUV (AMNY)
  • New Jersey: 3 Die in Their Cars as Storm Waters Rise (Star-Ledger, AMNY)
  • Kent, N.Y.: Retired NYPD Detective Killed as Tree Falls on SUV (Journal News)
  • West Islip, L.I.: Wrong-Way Chaos on Parkway (Newsday)
  • Related: Driver Hit in Wrong-Way Collision Dies (Newsday)
  • Port Washington, L.I.: Broadway Web Designer Killed by Car (Newsday
  • Greenport, L.I.: Man, 76, Killed Crossing Street (Newsday)
  • Stratford, Conn.: Longtime Teacher Killed in One-Car Crash (Stamford Advocate)
  • Northern State Pkwy: Man Has Heart Attack While Driving, Crashes (Newsday)
  • Basking Ridge, N.J.: Fatal One-Car Crash Slows Traffic (

Injuries, Arrests & Property Damage

  • Queens: Child in Critical After Being Struck by Truck (WCBS 2)
  • Riverhead, L.I.: SUV Drags Pedestrian 3/4 of a Mile (Newsday)
  • Princeton, N.J.: 3 Hospitalized After SUV and Car Collide (
  • Trenton, N.J.: Woman, 2 Cops Hurt in Collision (Times of Trenton)
  • Bayonne, N.J.: DWI Arrest After 4-Car Crash (Jersey Journal)
  • Yonkers, N.Y.: Police Seek Driver After Child is Injured on Hood (Journal News)

Following Up

  • Brooklyn: DWI Cop Who Mowed Down 4 Says Jail ‘Unfair’ (Daily News)
  • Galloway Twp, N.J.: Corzine’s Speed Put at 91 M.P.H. (NYT)
  • Related: Corzine Has Third Operation (NY Post)
  • Related: Red Pickup Guy Cleared (NY Post)
  • Related: Speeding is Routine for Chief Executives (Star-Ledger)
  • Related: Mayor Mike Wouldn’t Drive Like Corzine (Daily News
  • Related: Frustration Over Governor’s Failure to Buckle Up (AP via NYT)
  • Related: Use of Emergency Flashers Raises Questions  (Star-Ledger)
  • Related: Infection, Blood Clots Are Biggest Threats (Star-Ledger
  • Hoboken, N.J.: Man Still in Coma 2 Weeks After SUV Hit-Run (Jersey Journal)
  • Queens: Victim Confronts Cop in DWI Case (AMNY)
  • North Salem, N.Y.: Actor Admits to Driving While Impaired (NYT)


  • W.H.O.: Crashes, World’s Top Killer of Young, ‘Are Not Accidents’ (AP/Newsday)

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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 ( […]

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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 […]

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Fatal Crashes (22 Killed in 2 Weeks; 111 Killed This Year) Queens: 2 Men Die as Careening Car Is Sliced in Two (NY Post) Related: Girlfriend of One Victim in Critical Condition (Daily News) Brooklyn: Toddler, 4, Struck and Killed by Hummer (Newsday)  Staten Island: Grandmother Killed Crossing Street (S.I. Advance) Related: Mourners Remember Victim (S.I. Advance) Waterford, Conn.: Siblings […]