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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