The Weekly Carnage

Fatal Crashes (6 Killed This Week; 233 Killed This Year)

  • Manhattan: Pedestrian Struck by Truck in Chelsea (NY1)
  • Queens: Teen Killed in Grand Central Parkway Crash (NY1, Newsday)
  • Toms River, N.J.: Pedestrian, 40, Killed (Star-Ledger)
  • Toms River, N.J.: 1 Killed in Garden State Parkway Crash (Star-Ledger)
  • Wheatley Heights, L.I.: DWI Crash Kills Caretaker (Newsday)
  • Hopewell Twp., N.J.: Tanker Driver Killed in Fiery Crash (AP, Star-Ledger)

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Injuries, Arrests & Property Damage

  • Purchase, N.Y.: 3 Injured as Box Truck Crushes SUV (Journal News)
  • Manhattan: Real estate mogul critically injured in hit-and-run (Daily News)
  • Brooklyn: Stopped Teen Rams Police Vehicle (Daily News)
  • Queens: Schoolgirl Loses Leg to Curb-Jumping Driver (Daily News, Post)
  • Staten Island: Dedicated Crossing Guard Is Run Down (S.I. Advance)

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  • Bordentown, N.J.: One Injured in N.J. Turnpike Crash (NJ.com)
  • Toms River, N.J.: Girl, 17, Critical After Car Hits School Bus (Star-Ledger)
  • East Northport, L.I.: Woman Drives Into 7-Eleven (Newsday)
  • Monroe, N.J.: 2 School Buses Crash, 22 Hospitalized (Jersey Journal, AP)
  • Yoners, N.Y.: 2 Children Escape Injury in Bus-Truck Collision (Journal News
  • Hopewell Twp., N.J.: 2 Hurt as Van, Dump Truck Collide (Times of Trenton)
  • Harrison, N.Y.: Driver Flees on Foot After 5-Car Pileup (Journal News)
  • Westchester County: Busy Week for DWI Arrests (Journal News)

Following Up

  • Busta Rhymes Allowed to Keep License (NY Post)
  • Complaints Against Corzine Driver Dismissed (NJ.com)
  • Related: Corzine Resumes Duties as Governor (Star-Ledger)
  • Milford, Conn.: Mourners Remember 23-Year-Old Crash Victim (Conn Post)
  • Man Indicted in Hit-and-Run Cyclist Death (Brooklyn Eagle)

Trends

  • N.J. Legislators Push to Prohibit Text Messaging While Driving (Star-Ledger)
  • N.J. Increases Hit-and-Run Penalty (AP via Newsday)
  • Washington, D.C., Loosens Rules on Older Drivers (AP via Newsday)
  • Nassau County Lawmakers Approve Red Light Cameras (Newsday)
  • Insurers Subsidize Teen-Trackers (Newsday)
  • Helping Kids Stay Safe, on Bikes and in Cars (Star-Ledger)
  • Wake Up to Drowsy Drivers (Journal News)

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